Synchronized swimming at the 1992 Summer Olympics

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Synchronized swimming
at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
Stade Olympique Bercelone 3.jpg
Bernat Picornell Pools
Venue Piscines Bernat Picornell
Dates 2 to 7 August
Competitors 53 from 22 nations
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Synchronized swimming at the
1992 Summer Olympics

Synchronized swimming pictogram.svg
Solo   women
Duet women

At the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, two events in synchronized swimming were contested, both for women only.

In the solo competition, a judge accidentally entered a score of 8.7 instead of 9.7 for Sylvie Fréchette, costing her first place. After appeals by the Canadian Olympic Committee, her medal was upgraded to a gold. Kristen Babb-Sprague, the beneficiary of the judge's error, was not demoted but retained her own gold medal.[1] This was the last time that solo synchronized swimming was included in the Olympic program.

Qualification Summary[edit]

Nation Solo Duet Athletes
 Australia X X 2
 Austria X X 2
 Brazil X X 3
 Canada X X 3
 China X X 3
 Czechoslovakia X 1
 Finland X 1
 France X X 3
 Germany X X 2
 Great Britain X X 3
 Greece X 1
 Independent Olympic Participants X X 3
 Italy X X 2
 Japan X X 3
 Mexico X X 3
 Netherlands X X 3
 South Africa X X 2
 Spain X X 3
 Switzerland X X 3
 Unified Team X X 3
 United States X X 3
 Venezuela X 1
Total: 22 NOC 22 18

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Kristen Babb-Sprague
 United States
none Fumiko Okuno
Sylvie Fréchette
 United States (USA)
Karen Josephson
Sarah Josephson
 Canada (CAN)
Penny Vilagos
Vicky Vilagos
 Japan (JPN)
Fumiko Okuno
Aki Takayama

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 2 0 0 2
2  Canada (CAN) 1 1 0 2
3  Japan (JPN) 0 0 2 2


  1. ^ "Sylvie Fréchette".