The British Olympic Association (BOA) has today named nine synchronised swimmers as officially selected to compete for Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The selected athletes include Jenna Randall and Olivia Federici (nee Allison) who will compete in the duet event. London will be their second Games after finishing 14th at the last Olympics in Beijing. The other seven athletes selected, including Jenna’s younger sister Asha, will all be making their Olympic debuts.
This is the first time that Team GB will feature a full synchronised swimming team. The sport has enjoyed a successful rise up the world rankings since 2007, when the GB High Performance Centre was set up in Aldershot, with the duet and team both now ranked within the top ten nations in the world.
The selected athletes are: (Click names to view full profile)
The addition of the synchronised swimmers brings the total number of athletes officially selected to Team GB for London 2012 to 76 across six disciplines: athletics – marathon, boxing, canoe slalom, sailing, swimming and synchronised swimming.
The athletes were formally nominated to the BOA for selection to Team GB by British Swimming, the National Governing Body for aquatics in the UK.
Team GB Chef de Mission Andy Hunt said:
Synchronised Swimming National Performance Director Biz Price:
Olivia Federici (nee Allison):