|Calgary’s Claudia Holzner leads in two events at 2011 U.A.N.A Pan American Synchronized Swimming Cha|
MONTREAL – Claudia Holzner of Calgary stands first after the solo preliminaries and after the duet prelims with partner Gabrielle Brisson of Calgary in junior competition at the 2011 U.A.N.A Pan American Synchronized Swimming Championships.
In the junior solo prelims, Holzner has built a solid lead with 78.454 points. Emma Baranski of the U.S., is second at 75.853 and Ana Karen Mendoza Bamken of Mexico third at 73.590. Canada has fielded its national junior team for this competition.
‘’I was really pleased with the performance,’’ said Holzner. ‘’With so many events I’ve done a good job managing my time. I can feel I’m getting more and more tired so I’m taking the time to have better warm-ups before each event and it is paying off.’’
In duet, Holzner and Brisson compiled 78.874, Baranski and Emily Drew of the U.S., are second at 75.775 and Nina Gruska and Priscila Yamamoto Japiassu of Brazil are third at 72.558.
‘’ We had a strong swim,’’ said Brisson, of their Sherlock Holmes-themed program. ‘’But there’s definitely room for improvement. We’ve been working on this routine for nearly a year and we would really like to finish the competition here with a perfect performance in the final.’’
In the 13-15 solo prelims, Jacqueline Simoneau of Montreal leads at 75.873, Anne-Marie Chouinard of Montreal is a close second at 75.758 and Nathalia Siqueira Almeida of Brazil third at 74.002.
Simoneau and Chouinard are also first after the duet prelims in the age group at 79.625 well ahead of Brazilian and Mexican pairs.
In the 12 and under solo prelims, Karla Vanessa Gomez Sanchez of Mexico is first, Nicole Dzurko of the U.S., second and Kristina Ryssina of Synchro Ontario third.
In the 12 and under duet prelims, Emily Anger and Jacklyn Luu of the U.S., lead, Chloe Allan and Emily Armstrong of Synchro Ontario are second and Cynthia Polo Quiroz and Gordillo Polar Rodriguez of Mexico third.
Competition continues through to Sunday.
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