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Synchro Canada – Calgary, April 27,  2016Halle Pratt, from the Calgary Aquabelles, took first place in the technical figures event today on the opening day of the Shiseido Canadian Open Synchronized Swimming Championships held at Talisman Centre in Calgary.

She was awarded a combined score of 78.2540 for her 4 figures, while Andrée-Anne Côté from Québec Excellence Synchro came second with 77.0870.   Emily Armstrong followed at 76.0330 and, as a Regional Training Centre – Ontario entry, shares her third position with Calgary Aquabelles club member Cassandra Winkelaar, who had 75.1710.

Figures scores are all-important in junior competitions as they are added to all routine marks and count for 50% of the final scores.

Junior Solo Preliminaries
The same athletes earned the top positions in the junior solo preliminaries, with Pratt, last year’s champion in the event, leading the way with a combined score of 159.5873.  Côté was awarded the top mark for her routine and is second with 158,8537, while Armstrong follows at 156.2330, sharing once more the third position with Winkelaar who finished with 150.9710.

Senior Solo Technical
In the senior solo technical event, Brooke Brimo, from Montréal Synchro, took home the gold with a score of 72.2331, edging Breanne Law, from the Aquabelles with 71.8317.  Kenzie Pridell, from Regina Synchro, won bronze with 70.5912.

Competition continues tomorrow and until Saturday.  Tickets are available at the door, for $12 per day or $30 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.shiseidoopen2016.com.

Schedule for Thursday, April 28

Time

Age Group

Event

8:20am – 11:20pm

Junior

Duet Prelims

12:40pm – 2:00pm

Junior

Solo Finals

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Free

Combo

 

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 Shiseido Canadian Open 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, Institut national du sport du Québec
Official Aquatic Supplier: Speedo Canada
Official Makeup, 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