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Brits turn focus to Duet Free at Kazan Worlds

British duet Genevieve Randall and Jodie Cowie will be aiming for another top 25 finish in tomorrow’s Duet Free prelim at the Kazan 2015 World Championships in Russia.

The 17-year olds scored 74.6512 finished 24th in their Duet Tech prelim. It was an improvement of 2.5 marks on their score from last year’s European Championships but fell one short of their tally from this season’s Japan Open in Tokyo.

But with the more familiar Duet Free coming up tomorrow, the British pair are targeting a personal best score.

And team manager Karen Thorpe admits she’s hoping the girls can improve their position from the Tech routine and hold their own on the biggest stage of their careers.

Biggest World Championships in history

“This Worlds is the biggest ever with 42 countries taking part,” said Thorpe. “The girls are up against some very serious and tough competitors out here and it’s great experience for them.

“The duet were a littler nervous for the Tech but performed well, improving on their technical abilities in the first event.

“They have been working hard for their Free tomorrow and are looking forward to getting out there again.”

Randall and Cowie, supported by reserve Emma Critchley, are competing at their maiden World Championships.