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Great Britain’s artistic swimmers prepare to take on the world in Fukuoka

Great Britain will have 12 artistic swimmers in Fukuoka, Japan for the World Aquatics Artistic Swimming Championships 2023, which takes place from 14-22 July.

The British contingent are looking to continue their impressive form from the European Games as they prepare to take on the best athletes from across the globe at the Marine Messe Fukuoka Hall A.

At the Games in Poland, British athletes made history with their three bronze medals inside the Aquatics Centre in Oswiecim.

Kate Shortman and Isabelle Thorpe became the first British Duet to win bronze in 30 years whilst Ranjuo Tomblin and Beatrice Crass won bronze twice in the Mixed Duet Free and Technical events.

Tomblin and Crass’ result in the Technical Mixed Duet final was the nation’s first ever artistic swimming medal at a European Games and the young pair will be hoping to carry that momentum as they enter the worlds stage for the first time.

They will once again be competing in both Mixed Duet competitions, with 17-year-old Tomblin also taking to the pool in both the Men’s Solo and Technical events.

Acrobatic entry

Like Tomblin, Shortman will be in action in both Solo and Duet competitions.

She will team with long-term duet partner Thorpe in both the Duet Technical and Free events, as the Tokyo 2020 duo return to the nation where they made their Olympic debuts.

Shortman will also be looking to add to her personal best score from the Women’s Technical Solo at last year’s championships as she aims to further increase her ranking in Japan.

The 2022 championships in Budapest was the first time in 10 years that Great Britain had entered into the team events and this time around they will also enter in the acrobatic competition.

Eleanor Blinkhorn, Isobel Blinkhorn, Millie Costello, Isobel Davies, Cerys Hughes, Aimee Lawrence, Daniella Lloyd and Robyn Swatman have all travelled to be a part of Great Britain’s teams in each of the Technical, Free and Acrobatic squads in Fukuoka.

Live results for the event can be found here and you can watch the action online via the All Aquatics platform or the World Aquatics Recast Channel.

You can see the full schedule and times for each event below.

Schedule and times for the World Artistic Swimming Championships 2023

14 July

01:00am – Women’s Solo Technical preliminary

04:00am – Men’s Solo Technical preliminary

07:00am – Women Duet Technical preliminary

15 July

02:00am – Acrobatic preliminary

06:00am – Mixed Duet Technical preliminary

11:30am – Women’s Solo Technical

16 July

02:00am – Mixed Team Technical preliminary

08:30am – Mixed Duet Technical final

11:30am – Women’s Duet Technical final

17 July

01:00am – Women’s Solo Free preliminary

06:00am – Men’s Solo Technical final

11:30am – Acrobatic final

18 July

01:00am – Women’s Duet Free preliminary

07:00am – Men’s Solo Free preliminary

11:30am – Mixed Team Technical final

19 July

08:30am – Men’s Solo Free final

11:30am – Women’s Solo Free final

20 July

02:00am – Mixed Team Free preliminary

11:30am – Women’s Duet Free final

21 July

02:00am – Mixed Duet Free preliminary

11:30am – Mixed Team Free final

22 July

02:00am – Mixed Duet Free final