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RANDALL SHINES ONCE AGAIN IN WORLD CHAMP SYNCHRO FINAL

23 Jul 2009
British Gas Synchronised Swimmer Jenna Randall performed well in her World Championship final and finished a strong ninth in the Solo Free event.

Randall, who has competed in every British synchro event so far this week in Rome, continued to shine with an impressive routine.
 
The Olympian finished in ninth place with a score of 89.167. Gold went to Russian Natalia Ishchenko with 98.833, silver to Spain's Gemma Mengual with 98.333 and Beatrice Adelizzi of Italy took the bronze with 95.500.
 
“That swim felt better than yesterday,' said Randall, 'but I am quite disappointed because I wanted more scores above nine.
 
'My overall performance was good with my eyes and my arms being stronger than yesterday but I need to work on my thrusts and my legs. I also need to work on learning harder figures in order to improve my scores.
 
'The routine is one of my harder ones and I think I dealt with it pretty well. I kept my energy high towards the end of the routine which was pleasing.'

The British Gas Synchro duet have reached the final of the Duet Free routine after a good performance that saw them finish in 10th place overall.

The routine has been changed slightly since Beijing and sees the girls performing more complicated leg movements and increased speed through the routine.

They finished with a score of 89.833 to seal their first Duet Free final place.

"Yeh we are quite pleased with that performance," Allison said. "That routine is so well known to us and it feels really natural so it was good to be able to perform it at this level."
 
-ENDS-
 
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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