21 Jul '11, 11pm

Swimming: S'pore synchronised swimming team finishes 12th in World Championships

Swimming: S'pore synchronised swimming team finishes 12th in World Championships

SINGAPORE: They became the first Singapore team to qualify for the free combination final of the synchronised swimming programme at a world championship on Wednesday, and their target on Thursday was to pip Macau for 11th spot. But it was not to be, as the Singapore girls had to settle for 12th place in the final at the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai yesterday, losing to Macau (70.620) by just 0.370. Powerhouses Russia took the gold medal with a score of 98.470, with China (96.360) and Canada (96.150) clinching the silver and bronze, respectively. Despite the disappointment, Singapore Swimming Association's general manager Dexter Kang felt the girls did well overall. In a phone interview from Shanghai last night, he told Today: "We were hoping to beat Macau because they finished just one point ahead of us in the preliminaries. "Yes, the girls are disappointed as...

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