Randall secures personal best finish in Solo
20 July 2011
British Gas GBR Synchronised Swimmer Jenna Randall secured a personal best World Championship result, finishing eighth in the Solo Free final in Shanghai.
The 22-year old, who also finished eighth in the Solo Technical final earlier in the week, improved on her preliminary score to finish with a total of 88.880.
Having finished ninth at the last World Championships in 2009, Randall admitted her performances in the Solo – which is not an Olympic event – set her up for greater things at next year’s European Championships.
“From my performance in the preliminaries I knew that the spins part of my routine and charisma in the water needed to be worked on,” said Randall.
“When I compete I sometimes swim too fast so I knew I had to slow things down too. I think my corrections worked and I took on board what my coaches had said.
“Ideally I wanted my score to be in the 90s but this performance has shown what I can improve on for next year in the solo event at the European Championships.”
The event was won by Russia’s Natalie Ischhenko with 98.550 while Spain’s Andrea Fuentes (96.520) won silver ahead of China’s Sun Wenyan (95.840).
Riding high on confidence after their tenth-placed finish in the Team Technical final, the British Gas GBR Synchronised Swimmers also booked their place in the Team Free final, scoring 87.090 to progress in 10th.