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Swatman retains title as Tomblin takes historic podium place

For the third year in a row, Robyn Swatman secured the gold medal in the Technical Solo event at the Swim England Artistic Swimming National Junior and Senior Championships.

The athlete from Walsall Artistic Swimming Club retained both her national title and the Colin Lushington Memorial Trophy at the 2023 event, to add to her 2021 and 2022 success.

The routine score that earned the hat-trick win was 73.9554 – which was split into 23.0000 for execution, 21.7000 for artistic impression and 29.2554 for elements.

Ranjuo Tomblin of Rushmoor Artistic Swimming Club was the first ever male medallist in the Technical Solo event at this competition.

He finished in the bronze medal position after being awarded 22.2000 for execution, 22.2000 for artistic impression and 26.5117 for elements – an overall score of 69.8815.

The silver medal went to Eleanor Blinkhorn of Reading Royals as she improved on her podium position from last year. Her routine score was 70.9117.

All swimmers were awarded two medals each as they were crowned both junior and senior champions.

Reading one-two finish in Technical Duet

Reading were awarded more medals in the Technical Duet to add to their medal tally for the competition so far.

Florence Blinkhorn and Lily Halasi teamed up to take top spot, followed by their teammates Elena Smith-Fernandez and Rebecca Saunders, to secure a one-two finish for their club.

The gold medal-winning routine score was 66.2146 – with 20.1000 awarded for execution, 21.1000 for artistic impression and 25.5146 for elements.

Blinkhorn and Halasi continued to build on their successful partnership which saw them win gold at the Swim England Artistic Swimming National Age Group Championships in 2022.

Smith-Fernandez and Saunders achieved a total of 63.1977 and following them was City of Birmingham’s Emily Taylor and Louise Macdonagh with 59.5802.

Similarly to the Technical Solo event, all swimmers won both the junior and senior titles.

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