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Francesca feels 'amazing' after winning national figures title

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Francesca Pringle said it was ‘amazing’ to win gold at the Swim England Artistic Swimming (Synchro) National Age Group Championships.

The Reading Royals swimmer scored 62.7934 to take the 11-12 figures title ahead of Andrea Eliasson of London Region (61.7370) who took the silver medal.

Pringle said: “It feels amazing to win gold – I’ve had to work hard.”

Finishing in third place was Caledonia’s Eleanor Fryer with a total of 60.5539.

Fantastic figures

The 13-15 years figures title was won by Stockport Metro’s Evie Walker.

A total of 69.9684 was enough to earn the gold medal, with Aquavision’s Carla Pietrafesa finishing just 1.4561 behind in second.

The bronze medal went to Madeleine Brown of Reading Royals (67.6069).

In the 9-10 years figures event, it was City of Salford’s Lena Ramanah-Beck who won gold.

The Salford swimmer topped the podium with a total of 52.2252.

London Region’s Chloe Reynolds earned the silver medal (51.4742) and Reading Royals took another podium place as Summer Paterson-Neild won bronze (51.3615).

Gold and bronze for Reading in a close finish

Reading Royals pair, Charlie Razzell and Lily Gidney, took gold in the 13-15 years duet routine.

Individually, Gidney finished eleventh and Razzell followed closely in thirteenth place in the figures competition.

Their duet routine scored 64.5667 which gave them a combined overall score of 127.6404.

Georgia Baker and Taliah Alves of Walsall were in a very close second place, finishing on 127.4596 with Madeleine Brown and Rebecca Saunders teamed up to add a bronze medal to Reading’s gold (127.0404).

London Region retain title

London Region win gold

London Region topped the podium in the 12 years and under duet competition.

Following on from the club’s success in this event in 2019, Andrea Eliasson and Shameiah Nanton put on a gold medal winning display.

In the figures competition, Eliasson finished in second place with Nanton in sixth place, meaning their combined figures score was 59.5258.

Adding this to their routine score, the overall score was 112.5591.

Rugby took both silver and bronze spots as Alexa Holland and Tyra Watson scored 108.8718 followed by Imogen Ravenhall and Olivia Barry (107.5071).

Triumphant team at City of Bristol

The gold medal for the Free Combination routine went to City of Bristol.

Isabelle Bowyer, Cajsa Jonsson, Robyn Ashworth, Amelie Williams, Alysia Garrett, Grace Hiscutt, Grace Joyce, Megan Pyke, Aisling Foley-Mitchell, Eva Gardner and Romy Rushton made up a strong team of 11.

Scoring 18.8000 for execution, 26.4000 for artistic impression and 19.7000 for difficulty the overall score for City of Bristol was 64.9000.

Reading Royals finished in second place with 61.9333 and Rugby were just 0.9 behind as they took the bronze medal (61.0333).

Pictures: Will Johnston Photography