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August 28, 2004

Russia wins Synchronized Swimming Team Gold Medal

The winner of the Gold Medal: Team from Russia
The winner of the
Silver Medal: Team from Japan
The winner of the Bronze Medal: Team from United States

Posted by Darren at 05:51 AM | Comments (0)

August 26, 2004

Russia wins Synchronized Swimming Duet Gold Medal

The winner of the Gold Medal: Team from Russia

The winner of the Silver Medal: Team from Japan

The winner of the Bronze Medal: Team from United States

August 23, 2004

Olympic Swimmer - Tammy Crow - Heads to Jail

"An Olympic Synchronized swimmer will head to jail after she competes in the summer games. Tammy Crow will serve 90 days for her role in a car accident that killed a man from Fairport.Shortly after Crow gets back from Athens, she will begin her sentence.Police say Crow lost control of her SUV in February of 2003,killingCody Tatro of Fairport. Tammy Crow pleaded "no contest" to vehicular manslaughter. She appealed the jail sentence, but last week, the appeal was rejected."

Read more at Olympic Swimmer Heads to Jail

Posted by Darren at 04:57 PM | Comments (18)

August 15, 2004

Jenny Thompson denied ninth relay gold

"Jenny Thompson lost out on a record-tying ninth Olympic gold medal Saturday night, giving up the lead on the final lap as Australia won the 400-meter freestyle relay with a world record.

Thompson, who has won all eight of her golds in relays, anchored the U.S. team and dove into the water ahead by nearly four-10ths of a second after Amanda Weir seized the lead on the third leg."

Read more at Jenny Thompson denied ninth relay gold

Posted by Darren at 09:05 AM | Comments (0)

August 14, 2004

Swimmers Rally Around Teammate Crow Swimmers Rally Around Teammate Crow

"They've trained together 10 hours a day for two years, and now time is running out for the women of the U.S. synchronized swim team. When the Olympicsare over, they'll split up, with some going to college and others making their way into the real world. Tammy Crow has more immediate plans. When she gets home, she'll begin serving a 90-day jail sentence for a crash last year that killed her boyfriend and a 12-year-old boy.

The fact that she's here is upsetting to some people, who don't believe Crow deserves to be an Olympian.

Her teammates, who believe she's done nothing wrong, do.

``People have said things about our very good friend and teammate which aren't true,'' team captain Lauren McFall said. ``She's been working 20 years to be here and she wants to do this for the people back home.'' "

Read more at Swimmers Rally Around Teammate Crow.

Posted by Darren at 08:15 AM | Comments (0)

July 22, 2004

Olympic Synchronized Swimming Preview

Z Wire has a good preview of Olympics Synchronized Swimming in Athens. It includes a history of Olympic Synchronized Swimming as well as a preview for Athens.

'In the Olympic Qualifying Tournament, held in Athens in April, The Belarus duo of Khrystsina Markovich and Nastassia Vlasenka finished in first place, followed by the Belgian team of Assia Anastassova and Bogdana Zareva. Sandra Schwarz and Bettina Wrase of Germany were in third. The Russians, 2003 world champions, are expected to be at the top of their game again. Four years ago Olga Brusnikina and Maria Kisseleva won the duet and Russia also won the team gold medal. Anastasia Davydova and Anastasia Ermakova are the top duet competitors for Russia this year. Four years ago Miya Tachibana and Miho Takeda won the silver medal for Japan in the duet and helped the Japanese to another silver in team. The two are expected to compete again at the Olympics this year.'

Posted by Darren at 09:57 AM | Comments (1)

2004 Summer Olympic Games Previews -- Swimming & Syncronized Swimming

Sport's Network has added two more good previews of events at the Athens Olympics which include history of the events as well as tips for August's competition.

2004 Summer Olympic Games Preview - Synchronized Swimming
2004 Summer Olympic Games Preview - Swimming

July 13, 2004

Synchronized Swimming at a Glance - Eurosport

Eurosport has a good Introduction to Synchronized swimming.

"Surprisingly, the first synchronized swimmers were men. At the end of the 19th century actors transferred their dance performances into the water....

There will be 104 athletes competing in Athens: 8 teams of nine swimmers, which will also include 8 duets, and 16 additional duets.

The qualification took place at the Olympic Qualifying Tournament held in Athens in April 2004.

The 24 duets qualified for the 2004 Olympic Games are:

Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, Spain, France, Great Britain, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland, Slovakia, Ukraine, USA.

The eight teams qualified for the 2004 Olympic Games are:

Canada, China, Spain, Greece, Italy, Japan, Russia, USA"

Posted by Darren at 12:08 PM | Comments (0)

July 08, 2004

Four Teams Qualify for Synchronized Swimming

'Russia, Japan, the United�States and Spain have secured their places in the synchronized swimming team event of the 2004 Olympic Games after finishing top four of the Qualification Tournament here on Saturday, FINA website reported.

World champions Russia scored 99.167 points in the free routine Saturday and standing in the first place with a total points of 99.084 from their technical routine and free presentation.

World runners-up Japan clinched the second spot in a total of 97.918 while the United States maintained their position in the world championships in last July in 96.750.

The Spanish team, formed by a group of experienced swimmers coached by Anna Tares, was tied with the United States in the third place of the technical program, but was a little bit inferior during their free presentation and finished fourth in 96.4' Source - Four teams qualify for Athens synchronized swimming

Posted by Darren at 10:51 PM | Comments (1)

July 01, 2004

China Qualifies for Synchronized Swimming

'China has qualified for the synchronized swimming team event of the 2004 Olympic Games after finishing the second round of the Qualification Tournament in Athens, April 18, 2004.' Check out some great pictures of their qualification at China qualifies for Athens synchronized swimming

Posted by Darren at 10:56 PM | Comments (1)

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