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22 Jul 2009
The British Gas Free Combination team sealed seventh place in a final that saw them finish above Brazil at the World Championships in Rome.

They impressed with their Astrological inspired routine and they showed increased intensity from their prelim yesterday.

Olympians Jenna Randall and Olivia Allison performed the duet section to the routine and the acrobatic moves work out well and meant the girls scored well with a final mark of 89.334.

“Going into the final we had a number of things that we had to work on and correct and they all worked out well,” Lauren Smith said. “We all pushed it a little bit more than the prelim because for many of us this was our first World Championship final.

“The highlights of the routine worked well and it felt really good out there today.”

Jenna Randall completed her seventh routine of the twelve she is set to compete in at the World Championships as she reached the final of the Solo Free programme.

Randall finished in tenth place overall with a score of 88.833

“I am but disappointed with the scores for that routine,” Randall said. “This was a new routine that I haven’t competed with before and so it was good to use it in competition.

“There are three parts and the second part I attack and act with violent motions. In the final section I joke that it is like I have been freed from prison and I am enjoying myself.

“It was a good swim though but I was really feeling it in my legs because it is a demanding routine.”


The 13th FINA World Championships will take place from 17th July – 2nd August 2008 in Rome

The British Gas squad consists of:
Olivia Allison – Rushmoor
Katie Dawkins – Bristol Central
Victoria Lucass – Rushmoor
Helen Morris – Reading Royals
Asha Randall – Rushmoor
Jenna Randall – Rushmoor
Katie Skelton – Reading Royals
Lauren Smith – Rushmoor
Jazmine Stansbury – Reading Royals
Anya Tarasiuk – Bristol Central
Cherry Wilson – Rushmoor
Louise Woolley – Rushmoor

Diving events take place from 17th – 25th July
Synchro takes place from 18th – 25th July
Open Water takes place from 19th – 25th July
Swimming takes place from 26th July – 2nd August

For further details contact British Swimming Media Officer Gemma Field on 01509 632238, 07917 726431 or email gemma.field@swimming.org

About British Swimming
British Swimming is the National Governing Body for Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo and Open Water in Great Britain.  It is responsible internationally for the high performance representation of the sport. The members of British Swimming are the three Home Countries national governing bodies of England (ASA), Scotland (Scottish ASA) and Wales. (Welsh ASA)  British Swimming seeks to enable its athletes to achieve gold medal success at the Olympics, Paralympics, World Championships and Commonwealth Games.

About British Gas
British Gas, the biggest energy supplier in the country, has the lowest carbon intensity of any of the major UK energy suppliers in terms of tonnes of CO2 emitted per megawatt hour of electricity supplied to customers.  The company is one of the biggest investors in renewable power generation, principally offshore wind. Its recently completed Lynn and Inner Dowsing development, off the Lincolnshire coast, is the UK's largest offshore wind development. British Gas is committed to energy efficiency.  Our Energy Savers Report provides free expert advice on how you can cut energy use in the home and, in turn, save money.  So far, the report has shown over 2 million people how they could make an average saving of £175 a year.  To complete a report go to www.britishgas.co.uk/energy-efficiency/energy-savers-report

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