Canadians win silver at FINA Artistic Swimming World Series in Tokyo
Team Canada made waves on the first day of competition at the FINA Artistic Swimming World Series in Tokyo, Japan with a silver medal in the team technical event.
The Canadian team of eight, including Olympians Jacqueline Simoneau and Claudia Holzner put up an impressive score of 111.2567 to reach the second step of the podium. Tournament-host Japan stood in the top spot with a golden score of 116.7034, while Team France completed the podium in third with 109.0667 points.
Simoneau and Holzer also competed in the technical duet earlier in the day, where they finished in fifth place.
This is Canada’s second medal of the season in the team technical event. They previously took silver on the second stop of the FINA series in Alexandroupoli, Greece.
The fourth-leg of the series will continue tomorrow, where Team Canada is set to compete in both the free team and free duo events.
Team Canada added two medals to their weekend at the World Artistic Swimming Series in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday.
The team, consisting of eight swimmers, put up an impressive score of 88.2000 points to win bronze for the free program. The Japanese took the gold with 93.0333 points, and the Spaniards walked away with the silver thanks to a score of 89.2667.
Jacqueline Simoneau also won bronze in the free solo with 90.200 points.
This is the second Canadian women’s medal in this fourth leg of the World Series, after silver in the technical team.
Earlier in the day, Claudia Holzner and Simoneau took 6th place in the free duet event.