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Lloyd and Hampson win Duet Free gold

Daniella Lloyd and Greta Hampson completed their golden double with Duet Free gold on day two of the Swim England Synchronised Swimming National Championships 2018.

The City of Bristol pair had already lifted the Duet Tech title in Nottingham, winning by more than seven points on the opening day.

And they confirmed their superiority with another eyecatching performance in the free routine, breaking 70 points to claim the historic Spencer Trophy.

The reigning National Age Group 15-18 Years champions scored 72.8667 for their routine. Their victory saw them follow in the footsteps of teammates Isabelle Thorpe and Kate Shortman, who won gold 12 months ago.

The result also brought a fourth gold for Hampson, who also won both the Solo Tech and Free events at Harvey Hadden.

Reading Royals land silver and bronze

Reading Royals completed the podium as two of their promising young pairs stepped up on the senior stage.

Alyssa Basinger and Mimi Gray continued to mark themselves as a duet for the future as they landed silver – missing the 70 point marker by less than 0.2.

Basinger and Gray ultimately scored 69.8333 – improving 2.7 points on their tally to win the 13-15 Years title at last November’s National Age Group Championships.

Cerys Larsen and Isobel Blinkhorn took bronze, receiving 66.1333 for their routine to edge out City of Bristol’s second pair Anna Sledge and Cerys Hughes for the third podium place.

Free Duet Results

1Daniella Lloyd & Greta Hampson
(City of Bristol)
2Alyssa Basinger & Mimi Gray
(Reading Royals)
3Cerys Larsen & Isobel Blinkhorn
(Reading Royals)
4Anna Sledge & Cerys Hughes
(City of Bristol)
5Daisy Rushton & Millicent Costello
(City of Leeds)
6Madison Griffith & Phoebe Bradley-Smith
(City of Birmingham)
7Isobel Davies & Olivia Burton
(City of Leeds)
7Pyper Watkins & Sydney-Ann Jackson
(City of Birmingham)
9Leah Meyer & Rhea Howard
(Preston Aquatics)
10Katherine Richey & Tegan Smith
(City of Leeds)

Improved score for Hill and Barrington

City of Leeds’ Connor Hill and Rosie Barrington improved on yesterday’s Tech Duet score as they competed in the Mixed Free Duet competition.

Connor Hill and Rosie Barrington competing in the Mixed Duet Free competition at the Nationals 2018

The pair are breaking new ground as the first mixed pair to compete on the senior national stage in England.

Having scored 49.8673 for their tech routine, the pair added more than 10 points to score 60.5667 in the free.

Mixed Free Duet Results

1Connor Hill & Rosie Barrington
(City of Leeds)