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

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Women's team
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
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Aquatic Centre in Athens
Venue Athens Olympic Aquatic Centre
Date 26–27 August
Competitors 64 from 8 nations
Winning points 99.501
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  Russia (RUS)
Elena Azarova, Olga Brusnikina, Anastasia Davydova, Anastasia Ermakova, Elvira Khasyanova, Maria Kiseleva, Olga Novokshchenova, Anna Shorina
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Japan (JPN)
Michiyo Fujimaru, Saho Harada, Kanako Kitao, Emiko Suzuki, Miya Tachibana, Miho Takeda, Juri Tatsumi, Yoko Yoneda
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  United States (USA)
Alison Bartosik, Tamara Crow, Erin Dobratz, Rebecca Jasontek, Anna Kozlova, Sara Lowe, Lauren McFall, Stephanie Nesbitt, Kendra Zanotto
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Synchronized swimming at the
2004 Summer Olympics

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Duet   women
Team women

The women's team event at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, took place at the Athens Olympic Aquatic Centre from 26 to 27 August.[1] Despite a technical malfunction in their final free routine for seventeen seconds, the Russian synchronized swimmers (led by Olympic duet champions Anastasia Davydova and Anastasia Ermakova) delivered a superb performance to defend their Olympic title in the event, having received a straight line of five perfect marks from the judges for a composite score of 99.501.[2] Japan maintained a silver-medal streak on its second Olympics by a single point short of Russia's score with 98.501, after displaying their explosive lifts and quick changes of pattern throughout the routine.[3] Having failed to secure an Olympic medal in the sport from the previous Olympics, the nine-member U.S. squad assembled a colorful demonstration of multiple sequences and flying leaps to hold on for the bronze with a score of 97.418.[2][4]

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.[1]

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.[1]

Schedule[edit]

All times are Beijing Standard Time UTC+8

Date Time Round
Thursday, August 26, 2004 19:30 Final technical routine
Friday, August 27, 2004 19:30 Final free routine

Results[edit]

Rank Country Athletes Technical Free Total
1st, gold medalist(s)  Russia Elena Azarova, Olga Brusnikina, Anastasia Davydova, Anastasia Ermakova, Elvira Khasyanova, Maria Kiseleva, Olga Novokshchenova, Anna Shorina 49.667 49.834 99.501
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Japan Michiyo Fujimaru, Saho Harada, Kanako Kitao, Emiko Suzuki, Miya Tachibana, Miho Takeda, Juri Tatsumi, Yoko Yoneda 49.167 49.334 98.501
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  United States Alison Bartosik, Tamara Crow, Erin Dobratz, Rebecca Jasontek, Anna Kozlova, Sara Lowe, Lauren McFall, Stephanie Nesbitt, Kendra Zanotto 48.584 48.834 97.418
4  Spain Raquel Corral, Andrea Fuentes, Tina Fuentes, Gemma Mengual, Ana Montero, Irina Rodríguez, Saray Serrano, Paola Tirados 48.167 48.500 96.751
5  Canada Erin Chan, Jessica Chase, Jessika Dubuc, Marie-Pierre Gagné, Fanny Létourneau, Shayna Nackoney, Anouk Reniere-Lafreniere, Courtenay Stewart 47.584 47.667 95.251
6  China Chen Yu, Gu Beibei, He Xiaochu, Hou Yingli, Hu Ni, Li Zhen, Wang Na, Zhang Xiaohuan 47.084 47.500 94.584
7  Italy Monica Cirulli, Costanza Fiorentini, Joey Paccagnella, Elisa Plaisant, Sara Savoia, Beatrice Spaziani, Lorena Zaffalon, Laura Zanazza 46.834 47.250 94.084
8  Greece Aglaia Anastasiou, Maria Christodoulou, Eleftheria Ftouli, Eleni Georgiou, Effrosyni Gouda, Apostolia Ioannou, Evgenia Koutsoudi, Olga Pelekanou 46.250 46.500 92.750

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