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Reading go back-to-back with Free Duet gold

Isobel Blinkhorn and Cerys Larsen combined to help Reading Royals win back-to-back gold medals on the second day of the 2019 Swim England National Synchronised Swimming Junior and Senior Championships.

Both athletes had helped Reading win the Technical Team competition in the morning, before adding to their tally with victory in the Free Duet.

They were the only pair to break the 70-point barrier, setting a winning total of 70.4667 in the penultimate swim of the competition.

Reading have been a dominant force in Nottingham, winning four of the first six competitions.
Millie Costello and Daisy Rushton in action for Leeds

Leeds grab silver

City of Leeds duet Millie Costello and Daisy Rushton were again on the podium, winning the silver medal with a score of 69.2333 points.

The pair were third in the Tech Duet on Saturday and also helped Leeds to bronze medals in both the Free Combination and Technical Team competitions.

City of Bristol’s Anna Sledge and Cerys Hughes were third in the Free Duet, finishing with 68.1333 to edge Reading Royals pair Beatrice Crass and Eleanor Blinkhorn.

Free Duet Results

1Blinkhorn & Larsen (Reading Royals)070.466770.4667
2Costello & Rushton (City of Leeds)069.233369.2333
3Sledge & Hughes (City of Bristol)068.133368.1333
4Crass & Blinkhorn (Reading Royals)068.000068.0000
5Swatman & Baker (Walsall)067.033367.0333
6Davies & Burton (City of Leeds)066.666766.6667
7Hodges & Lawrence (City of Salford)063.700063.7000
8Crabtree & Budd (City of Leeds)063.200063.2000
9Clanfield & Robinson (Rushmoor)063.100063.1000
10Cox & Taylor (City of Salford)063.000063.0000
11Meyer & Howard (Preston Aquatics)061.133361.1333
12Cornes & Smith (City of Birmingham)060.633360.6333
13McEwan & Steven (Clydebank)056.766756.7667

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