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
VenuePiscines Bernat Picornell
Dates2 to 7 August
Competitors53 from 22 nations
← 1988
1996 →

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

Two gold medals were awarded in solo synchronized swimming after a judge inadvertently entered the score of "8.7" instead of the intended "9.7" in the computerized scoring system for one of Sylvie Fréchette's figures. This error ultimately placed Fréchette second, leaving Kristen Babb-Sprague for the gold medal. However, following an appeal FINA awarded Fréchette a gold medal in December 1993, replacing her silver medal and leaving the two swimmers both with gold.[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 (USA) none  Fumiko Okuno (JPN)
 Sylvie Fréchette (CAN)
 United States (USA)
Karen Josephson
Sarah Josephson
 Canada (CAN)
Penny Vilagos
Vicky Vilagos
 Japan (JPN)
Fumiko Okuno
Aki Takayama

Medal table[edit]

1 United States (USA)2002
2 Canada (CAN)1102
3 Japan (JPN)0022
Totals (3 nations)3126


  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2006-11-22.
  1. ^ "On the Bright Side". Sports Illustrated. 1996-07-30. Archived from the original on 10 January 2002. Retrieved 2012-07-20.