|Canada fifth in team event at Mediterranean Cup|
TORREVIEJA, Spain – Canada finished fifth in the team event on Sunday at the Mediterranean Cup synchronized swimming competition. Canada was represented by its 13-15 national team.
Russia won the gold medal with 164.9999 points, Spain was second at 155.8392 and Italy third at 154.0755. Canada earned 149.6572.
The Canadian swimmers were Caroline Marshall of Toronto, Amy Armstrong of Toronto, Wenjing Deng of Whitby, Ont., Mady Duboc of Toronto, Ioana Gheta of Montreal, Halle Pratt of Calgary, Madeline Walker-Byron of Ottawa and Brianna Wodehouse of Aurora, Ont.
‘’It was an amazing swim for us,’’ said Marshall. ‘’Our highlights were amazing and we really connected. We exceeded our wildest expectations.’’
In the solo final, Anisiya Neborako of won the gold medal, Laila Huric of Italy was second and Raquel Navarro of Spain third. Marshall took sixth spot.
‘’It was much better than in preliminaries,’’ said Marshall about her solo final routine. ‘’I was more into the music and movements were much more fluid. It’s a program I’ve been working on the whole year and I’m really proud of it.’’
In the duet final, Daria Topilina and Darina Valitova of Russia were the winners. Noemi Carrozza and Laila Huric of Italy were second and Berta Ferreras and Emilia Luboslavova of Spain third. Dylan Harding of Toronto and Marshall were sixth.
‘’We had never swum together before and put this routine together in three weeks,’’ said Harding. ‘’We’ll now go back to our regular partners. We are proud of the final we swam tonight.’’
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