Quebec wins first two gold medals in synchronised swimming

Anne-Marie Chouinard & Jacqueline Simoneau of Quebec show of their synchronized swimming medals at the 2011 Canada Games

Halifax, February, 25 2011 – Quebec Team and Quebec duo of Anne-Marie Chouinard and Jacqueline Simoneau won the first two gold medals insynchronised swimming .

The Quebec Team earned a total of 76.891 for its program entitled “Snakes” for gold. Alberta won silver with 74.011 points, and Ontario finished third with 73.111 points for bronze. Alberta finished the round robin one position above its initial ranking.

“We had more energy and expression in the final” said Madison Allen from Alberta. “We really wanted to do our best and to perform for the crowd.”

Two in duo

In the final for group A, the Quebec duo formed by Anne-Marie Chouinard and Jacqueline Simoneau earned a final score of 77.909 points for their program entitled “Dream”.

Seeded third, Jordan Field and Tess Kruspe from Ontario climbed one position up and finished second with their final score of 73.984 points. Albertains Madison Allen and Kali Wong won the bronze with a score of 73.361 points.

“We’re really proud of our performance and of winning another gold medal for Quebec” said Chouinard. “We were more synchronized in round robin but I think we were more energetic in the final” added Simoneau.

“We are happy with the fact that our performance was better in final than in round robin” said Ontarian Jordan Field. “It’s a good way to prepare for our next major competition, the Eastern Division Championships.”

In the final for group B, the other Quebec pair mad of Laura Dee and Camille Rémillard took the lead with their program entitled “Alice in Wonderland”. Ontarians Erin Milner and Lisa Sanders finished second followed by Jordan McKenzie and Savannah Sami-Bacon from Alberta.

Synchronised swimming events continue tomorrow with the final in solo.


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