Synchronized swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's team

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Synchro. swimming at the
2008 Summer Olympics
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The women's team synchronized swimming event at the 2008 Summer Olympics was held on 22 August and 23 August.

Eight teams competed, each consisting of eight swimmers (from a total team of nine swimmers). There was a single round of competition. Each team presents two routines: a technical routine and a free routine. The technical routine consists of twelve required elements, which must be completed in order and within a time of between 2 minutes 35 seconds and 3 minutes 5 seconds. The free routine has no restrictions other than time; this routine must last between 3 minutes 45 seconds and 4 minutes 15 seconds.

For each routine, the team is judged by two panels of five judges each. One panel is the technical jury, the other is the artistic jury. Each judge gives marks of between 0 and 10. The highest and lowest score from each panel are dropped, leaving a total of six scores which are then summed to give the routine's score. The scores of the two routines are then added to give a final score for the team.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Russia (RUS)
Anastasia Davydova
Anastasia Ermakova
Maria Gromova
Natalia Ishchenko
Elvira Khasyanova
Olga Kuzhela
Svetlana Romashina
Anna Shorina
Yelena Ovchinnikova
 Spain (ESP)
Alba María Cabello
Raquel Corral
Andrea Fuentes
Thaïs Henríquez
Laura López*
Gemma Mengual
Irina Rodríguez
Paola Tirados
Gisela Morón
 China (CHN)
Gu Beibei
Jiang Tingting
Jiang Wenwen
Liu Ou
Luo Xi
Sun Qiuting
Wang Na
Zhang Xiaohuan
Huang Xuechen

Results[edit]

Rank Country Athlete Technical Free Total
1  Russia (RUS) Anastasia Davydova, Anastasia Ermakova, Maria Gromova, Natalia Ishchenko, Elvira Khasyanova, Olga Kuzhela, Svetlana Romashina, Anna Shorina, Yelena Ovchinnikova 49.500 50.000 99.500
2  Spain (ESP) Alba María Cabello, Raquel Corral, Andrea Fuentes, Thaïs Henríquez, Laura López, Gemma Mengual, Irina Rodríguez, Paola Tirados, Gisela Morón 48.917 49.334 98.251
3  China (CHN) Gu Beibei, Jiang Tingting, Jiang Wenwen, Liu Ou, Luo Xi, Sun Qiuting, Wang Na, Zhang Xiaohuan, Huang Xuechen 48.584 48.750 97.334
4  Canada (CAN) Marie-Pier Boudreau Gagnon, Jessika Dubuc, Marie-Pierre Gagné, Dominika Kopcik, Eve Lamoureux, Tracy Little, Élise Marcotte, Jennifer Song, Isabelle Rampling 47.584 48.084 95.668
5  United States (USA) Brooke Abel, Janet Culp, Kate Hooven, Christina Jones, Andrea Nott, Annabelle Orme, Jill Penner, Kim Probst, Becky Kim 47.584 47.750 95.334
5  Japan (JPN) Ai Aoki, Saho Harada, Naoko Kawashima, Hiromi Kobayashi, Erika Komura, Ayako Matsumura, Emiko Suzuki, Masako Tachibana, Yumiko Ishiguro 48.167 47.167 95.334
7  Australia (AUS) Eloise Amberger, Coral Bentley, Sarah Bombell, Myriam Glez, Erika Leal-Ramirez, Tarren Otte, Samantha Reid, Bethany Walsh, Tamika Domrow 40.417 41.750 82.167
8  Egypt (EGY) Reem Abdalazem, Aziza Abdelfattah, Hagar Badran, Dalia El Gebaly, Shaza El-Sayed, Youmna Khallaf, Mai Mohamed, Nouran Saleh, Lamyaa Badawi 39.750 41.083 80.833

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