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Synchro Canada –Quebec City, March 16, 2016Flynne Gossling, from Victoria Synchro, won the 13-15 figures event today on the opening day of the 2016 Canadian Qualifier Championships at the Desjardins Aquatic Centre at Université Laval’s PEPS.

The athlete from the Victoria, BC, club received a cumulative mark of 70.644 for her 4 figures, just in front of Teah Hoffman from the Calgary Aquabelles with 70.480 and Olivia Jensen-Large, from the Regional Training Centre – Ontario (RTC-Ontario) with 70.467.  Since RTC-Ontario has a special status that only allows it to receive duplicate awards, Eva Blainey, from Granite Synchro, also came in third position with a score of 69.9630.  More than 250 synchronized swimmers from all over Canada took part in the event.

Senior Solo Technical
In the senior solo technical event, Brooke Brimo, from Montréal Synchro, took home the gold with a score of 72.474, closely edging Breanne Law, from the Aquabelles with 72.279.  Kenzie Pridell, from Regina Synchro, won bronze with 70.287.

Senior Team Technical
In the senior team technical event, host club Quebec Excellence Synchro delivered a solid performance for a score of 68.015 and the gold medal.

Junior Team Preliminaries
In the junior teams preliminary round, RTC-Ontario took the lead with a score of 78.000, ahead of the Calgary Aquabelles et 77.700 and Montreal Synchro with 76,8667.  Québec Excellence Synchro follows closely in fourth spot, with 76,600.  The finals will be the closing event of the competition on Saturday evening.

Competition continues tomorrow and until Saturday.  Tickets are available at the PEPS ticket office, for $12 per day or $32 for an all-event package.

All events from the Championships will be webcast live. Schedules, start lists, results and links to live webcast and live results can be found at www.qualifier2016.ca.

Schedule for Thursday, March 16

Time

Age Group

Event

8:15am – 1:00pm

Junior

Figures

4:00pm – 5:15pm

Senior

Solo Free

6:00pm – 9:30pm

13-15

Team Preliminaries

 

About Synchro Canada
Synchro Canada is an organization that fosters the pursuit of excellence while developing athletes, citizens, and ambassadors of the sport of synchronized swimming at all levels. From its 1924 beginnings in Montréal, synchronized swimming has been actively pursued by more than 70 countries worldwide. Canada proudly ranks among the best of these nations.

The 2016 Canadian Qualifier Championships have been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.

Synchro Canada would like to thank its sponsors: 

Program partners: Sport Canada, Own The Podium, the Institut national du sport du Québec
Official Aquatic Supplier: Speedo Canada
Official Skincare and Suncare: Shiseido Canada
 

For further information, visit Synchro Canada’s Website at www.synchro.ca or follow Synchro Canada on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr.

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For information:

Stéphane Côté
Communications Manager
Synchro Canada
Email: stephane@synchro.ca 
Cell.: (418) 420-2125