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Synchronized Swimming

Synchronised Swimming

  • Aquatics -- Synchronized Swimming
  • Pictogram -- Synchronized Swimming
  • FINA

It looks like perhaps the most effortless event in the Olympic Games, but there is more to synchronised swimming than what appears on the surface. Besides demanding strength, endurance, flexibility, grace and artistry, it requires exceptional breath control. [Full story]

List of Events

On the program of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, Beijing 2008
  • • duet Women
  • • team Women

Athlete numbers:

Athlete quota:

8 teams of 9 athletes (72 athletes)
16 additional duets of 2 athletes (32 athletes)
Total of 104 athletes

Allocation
  • PRINCIPLES
  • TIMELINE
  • QUAL
  • TEAM
  • DUET

PRINCIPLES

QUALIFICATION SYSTEM PRINCIPLES
Event Qualification Total
Team qualification Host nation
The host nation directly qualifies 1 team (1 team = 9 athletes)
9
Continental Championships
The top team from the Continental Championships (other than the continent of the host nation)
(4 teams x 9 athletes)
36
Olympic Qualifying Tournament
The top 3 placed teams qualify
(3 teams x 9 athletes)
27
Duet qualification Team competition
Each qualified team may enter a duet selected from among athletes entered in the team competition
(8 duets x 2 athletes)
16
Olympic Qualifying Tournament
The highest ranked duets from each continent not qualified in the team event plus the next ranked duets for a total of 24 duets qualify (16 additional duets x 2 athletes)
32

Hall of Fame

Olga Brusnikina Olga BrusnikinaOlga Brusnikina first attracted attention when, at the age of 14, she performed a mesmerizing solo routine at the 1993 world junior synchro championships that earned her a standing ovation. When team synchronized swimming was added to the Olympic programme in 1996 ... [Full story]


Olympic Records

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