Synchronized swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's duet

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Women's duet
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Athens Olympic Aquatic Centre.jpg
Aquatic Centre in Athens
Venue Athens Olympic Aquatic Centre
Date 23–25 August 2004
Competitors 48 from 24 nations
Winning points 99.334
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Anastasia Davydova
Anastasia Ermakova
 Russia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Miya Tachibana
Miho Takeda
 Japan
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Alison Bartosik
Anna Kozlova
 United States
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The women's duet event at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, took place inside the Athens Olympic Aquatic Centre from 23 to 25 August.[1] Reigning world champions Anastasia Davydova and Anastasia Ermakova of Russia overwhelmed the audience with an extraordinarily synchronous and impressive performance to defend their Olympic title with a final merit of 99.334 points. Japan's Miya Tachibana and Miho Takeda maintained a silver-medal streak in their second Olympics with 98.417, while U.S.A. duo Anna Kozlova and Alison Bartosik climbed out from behind to earn a bronze with 96.918.[2][3]

The preliminary phase consisted of a technical routine and a free routine. The scores from the two routines were added together and the top 12 duets qualified for the final.[1]

The final consisted of one free routine, the score from the final free routine was added to the score from the preliminary technical routine to decide the overall winners.[1]

Schedule[edit]

All times are Greece Standard Time (UTC+2)

Date Time Round
Monday, August 23, 2004 19:30 Preliminary technical routine
Tuesday, August 24, 2004 19:30 Preliminary free routine
Wednesday, August 25, 2004 19:30 Final free routine

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

Rank Country Athlete Technical Free Total
1  Russia Anastasia Davydova & Anastasia Ermakova 49.417 49.584 99.001
2  Japan Miya Tachibana & Miho Takeda 49.000 49.000 98.000
3  United States Alison Bartosik & Anna Kozlova 48.334 48.584 96.918
4  Spain Gemma Mengual & Paola Tirados 47.917 48.167 96.084
5  France Virginie Dedieu & Laure Thibaud 47.667 47.584 95.251
6  Canada Fanny Létourneau & Courtenay Stewart 47.500 46.667 95.167
7  Italy Beatrice Spaziani & Lorena Zaffalon 46.500 46.917 93.417
8  China Gu Beibei & Zhang Xiaohuan 46.584 46.750 93.334
9  Greece Eleftheria Ftouli & Christina Thalassinidou 46.334 46.584 92.918
10  Ukraine Iryna Gayvoronska & Daria Iushko 45.417 46.084 91.501
11  Switzerland Magdalena Brunner & Belinda Schmid 45.334 46.000 91.334
12  Brazil Carolina Moraes & Isabela Moraes 45.167 45.584 90.751
13  Netherlands Bianca van der Velden & Sonja van der Velden 44.334 44.833 89.167
14  Czech Republic Soňa Bernardová & Ivana Bursová 43.750 44.334 88.084
14  South Korea Kim Sung-eun & Yoo Na-mi 43.834 44.334 88.084
16  Mexico Nara Falcón & Olga Vargas 42.667 43.417 86.084
17  Israel Anastasia Gloushkov & Inna Yoffe 42.750 43.000 85.750
18  Kazakhstan Aliya Karimova & Arna Toktagan 42.250 42.667 84.917
19  Belarus Khrystsina Markovich & Nastassia Vlasenka 42.250 42.584 84.834
20  Bulgaria Assia Anastassova & Bogdana Zareva 41.583 41.834 83.417
21  Egypt Heba Abdel Gawad & Dalia Allam 41.167 41.667 82.834
22  Slovakia Veronika Feriancová & Katarína Havlíková 41.167 41.417 82.584
23  Puerto Rico Luña del Mar Aguiliú & Leilani Torres 39.667 39.917 79.584
24  Australia Amanda Laird & Leonie Nichols 38.917 38.834 77.751

Final[edit]

Rank Country Athlete Technical Free Total
1st, gold medalist(s)  Russia Anastasia Davydova & Anastasia Ermakova 49.417 49.917 99.334
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Japan Miya Tachibana & Miho Takeda 49.000 49.417 98.417
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  United States Alison Bartosik & Anna Kozlova 48.334 48.584 96.918
4  Spain Gemma Mengual & Paola Tirados 47.917 48.334 96.251
5  France Virginie Dedieu & Laure Thibaud 47.667 47.917 95.584
6  Canada Fanny Létourneau & Courtenay Stewart 47.500 47.834 95.334
7  China Gu Beibei & Zhang Xiaohuan 46.584 47.084 93.668
8  Italy Beatrice Spaziani & Lorena Zaffalon 46.500 46.750 93.250
9  Greece Eleftheria Ftouli & Christina Thalassinidou 46.334 46.584 92.918
10  Switzerland Magdalena Brunner & Belinda Schmid 45.334 46.084 91.418
11  Ukraine Iryna Gayvoronska & Daria Iushko 45.417 45.834 91.251
12  Brazil Carolina Moraes & Isabela Moraes 45.167 45.750 90.917

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Women's duet at the 2004 Summer Olympics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "American swimmers reach the medal stand in duet synchronized event". USA Today. 25 August 2004. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Japan pair in sync for silver medal". The Japan Times. 27 August 2004. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 

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