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Synchro Canada – Quebec City, March 17, 2016 — Calgary’s Halle Pratt won the junior figures event today at the 2016 Canadian Qualifier Championships held in the Desjardins Aquatic Centre at Université Laval’s PEPS.

The athlete from the Calgary Aquabelles, who was the national champion in this technical event in 2015, received a score of 76.541 to capture first place.  Emily Armstrong, from the Regional Training Centre – Ontario (RTC-Ontario) followed with 75.887 and Andrée-Anne Côté, from the host club Quebec Excellence Synchro, was third with 75.625.  More than 170 athletes competed in the event.

Senior Solo Free
Ioana Gheta, from Synchro Laval, delivered a powerful rendition of her free solo to capture gold with a score of 77.5333.  Brooke Brimo, from Montreal Synchro, won her second medal of the competition – silver this time after yesterday’s gold – with 74.6667 while Gabrielle Cadotte, also from Montreal Synchro, completed the podium with 73.1333.

13-15 Team Preliminaries
The day concluded with the presentation of the 13-15 team preliminary round in which the Calgary Aquabelles took the lead with a score of 75.7667, ahead of Montreal Synchro at 73.5667 and Granite Synchro, from Toronto, with 71,5667.  The finals will be presented on Saturday afternoon.

Competition continues tomorrow and until Saturday.  Tickets are available at the PEPS ticket office, for $12 per day.

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 Friday, March 18

Time Age Group Event
8:00am – 9:00am Senior Free Duet
9:30am – 1:00pm 13-15 Duet
2:00pm – 4:45pm Junior Solo
7:00pm – 8:45pm Open Free Combination

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 TwitterFacebookYouTube and Flickr

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For information:

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