US Junior National Team Continues On At FINA World Junior Synchro Championships
July 30, 2014
National Team Continues On At FINA World Junior
HELSINKI - The U.S. Junior National Team and duet
both finished preliminary competition in tenth at the FINA World
Junior Championships, after swimming their free routine.
of Mika Ruusunen
U.S. Junior National Team practicing before prelims
The competition will continue on August 1st, as the athletes
compete in figures, which will be
combined with their final routine score. Both the duet and
team hope to move up the rankings with their final routines on
Duet, Anita Alvarez (Kenmore, N.Y./Town of Tonawanda
Aquettes) and Sandra Ortellado (Walnut Creek, Calif./Walnut
Creek Aquanuts), currently have 82.6667 points. The team currently
has a score of 82.3000.
Both the team and
duet competed recently in the U.S. Open, where they took home top
honors in both routines.
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