Randall and Allison continue progression in Shanghai
18 July 2011
Jenna Randall and Olivia Allison secured 10th place in the Duet Technical final at the FINA World Championships in Shanghai.
Randall and Allison made an improvement on their world ranking in the Technical programme from the 2009 World Championships in Rome where they finished 11th.
We've been particularly working on our spins and we really nailed them tonight.
The programme saw a couple of synchronisation errors which cost the pair marks but they showed steady improvement on their spins and height out of the water.
They finished in tenth with a score of 87.300 and Randall commented after the performance: “We have made loads of changes and improvements to this routine through the year and one element we have particularly worked on, our spins, we nailed tonight.
“There were a couple of synchronisation errors which meant we got a lower mark but we can go back and work on those in the training.
“The fishtail and albatross elements went really well. We’ve been working on timing changes for those elements and we’ve changed the style and found that it works better for us. There were positives to take from this evening.”
Earlier in Shanghai, the British Gas GBR Synchronised Swimming Team qualified for the final of the Technical Team in 10th place with a score of 87.400. This is an improvement on their standing from 2009 where they finished in 15th.