|Canada wins second medal with bronze in combo|
Canada wins second medal with bronze in combo
July 22, 2009 – Canada won its second medal of the 13th FINA World Championships Wednesday as they finished third in the Combo Free final.
This is Canada’s first medal in combo since FINA introduced the event at the 2003 World Championships.
The routine, with a dancing in the streets theme, is innovative and exciting and was a fan favorite.
Prior to the start of the World Championships Canada had set its sights on a podium finish in combo and couldn’t be happier with the outcome.
“Our objectives have been met thanks to the outstanding team spirit and focus,” said head coach Denise Sauve. “They are so mentally tough. Nothing could stop them.”
Sauve says this victory is the result of a combined effort.
“We have to look further than just today’s performance,” said Sauve. “This is the result of months of preparation, quality training sessions, precision, synchronization, highlights and endurance on a daily basis. Our entire staff’s determination and tenacity is what helped our team achieve this level of excellence.”
Canada also made waves in the Solo Free preliminaries as Chloe Isaac sits fourth with a score of 94.334.
Isaac, 18, who is performing in her first World Championships, swims a complex routine depicting madness.
“She swam exactly as we asked her to,” said coach Julie Sauve. “She swam as well as she could.”
Russia’s Natalia Ishchenko sits first with a score of 98.500, while Spain’s Gemma Mengual is second with 98.000 and Italy’s Beatrice Adelizzi is third, and within Canada’s reach, with a score of 94.667.
Isaac will swim in the Solo Free final Thursday as well as compete in the Duet Free preliminaries with partner Marie-Pier Boudreau Gagnon, who won bronze in Solo Tech earlier this week.
Canada’s Team at the 13th FINA World Championships
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