Two free routine golds for Britain on final day

Jeanne Ansley and Brighton Dolphins SC secured two free routine golds for Britain on the final day of the London 2016 European Masters Synchronised Swimming Championships.

Free routines are longer than the Technical events, and have no required moves, which allows for more creativity in the choreography.

Team events can have between four and 10 swimmers, and not all swimmers have to be involved in every element of the routine, however they must not touch the floor or sides even if they are not involved.

Free Solo results

Ansley’s gold came in the Free Solo routine, where she was awarded 100.4167 to win the 70-79yrs age group.

Susan Innes of Out to Swim performed a brilliant routine to finish between her two French rivals (111.9001), taking home a silver in the 60-69yrs age group.

In the 30-39yrs age group, Zoe Cooper of Walsall also claimed silver for the Brits, just under half a point away from taking gold (141.1001). Louise Ross of Rushmoor came away with bronze for her score of 138.9333.

Andrea Holland was the final swimmer to take a medal on the final day. The Rushmoor swimmer claimed bronze in the 50-59yrs age group, scoring 118.9167.

Holland has only just returned to the water in the run up to London 2016, after being coached by Asha Randall alongside Duet partner, Carolyn MacDonald.

Free Team results

The Brighton Dolphins ladies consisted of Elizabeth Fitzsimons, Margaret Hamerton, Gaye Greely and Alexandra Allison. The team of four finished ahead of the Italians to win victory in the 50-64yrs age group with a score of 95.8500.

The second Brighton Dolphins team took part in the 35-49yrs age group and came in ninth place ahead of the team from Finland with a score of 94.9334.

The quartet from Kingston Ladies put it a great performance in the 25-34yrs age group, taking 114.0000 overall.

British medallists

Gold

  • Andrea Holland and Carolyn Macdonald (Rushmoor) – 50-59yrs Duet – 118.7166
  • Jeanne Ansley (City of Leeds) 70-79yrs Solo – 100.4167
  • Elizabeth Fitzsimons, Margaret Hamerton, Gaye Greely and Alexandra Allison (Brighton Dolphins SC)  – 50-64yrs Team – 95.8500

Silver

  • Zoe Cooper and Alexandra Kudryl (Walsall) – 30-39yrs Duet – 139.2333
  • Susan Innes (Out to Swim) 60-69yrs Solo – 111.9001
  • Zoe Cooper (Walsall) 30-39yrs Solo – 141.1001

Bronze

  • Andrea Holland (Rushmoor) – 50-59yrs Solo – 118.9176
  • Louise Ross (Rushmoor) – 30-39yrs Solo – 138.9333
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