|Boudreau-Gagnon earns solo bronze at FINA World Cup|
Marie-Pier Boudreau-Gagnon of Riviere-du-Loup, Que., won the bronze medal in the solo event on Saturday at the FINA World Cup synchronized swimming competition.
It is the third medal of the competition for Canada and Boudreau-Gagnon. She was part of the bronze medal winning team combination squad on Thursday and joined forces with Chloe Isaac of Brossard, Que., for silver in duet on Friday.
Reigning world champion Natalia Ischenko of Russia won the solo gold medal with 98.250 points, Xin Shi of China was second at 95.500 just edging out Boudreau-Gagnon in third at 95.250. Boudreau-Gagnon was second after the morning technical program.
"I’m absolutely delighted with my showing but I would have certainly liked to finish higher," said Boudreau-Gagnon, 27, the world championships bronze medallist in the solo technical event last year. "I felt I brought my performances to a new level and the reaction from the crowd and other competitors afterwards showed that."
With six swims in her system in three days (technical and free routines in combo, duet and solo) Boudreau-Gagnon is starting to feel the effects.
"I’m exhausted but I’m definitely ready to help Canada get another medal tomorrow (on Sunday)," she said.
Competition ends Sunday with the team event.