Jenna Randall wasn’t entirely happy with where she placed as she began her World Championship campaign but with her coaches satisfied she at least accepted it.
The 24-year-old synchronised swimmer ranked tenth in the morning preliminaries of the solo technical routine competition before coming back for the final.
She improved a place to ninth in the medal showdown with a score of 87.500 as Svetlana Romashina of Russia took gold ahead of Huang Xuechen and Ona Carbonell.
Randall still has the solo free routine to come individually in Barcelona and is now concentrating on that rather than dwelling on her opening outing in the technical in Spain.
“I thought I stepped it up for the final and did a really good swim,” said Randall. “It’s a shame about the marks again and I’m not so happy with that ranking.
“But I’ve spoken to my coaches and they’re pretty happy with how I’ve performed which is important.
“The free routine will be to a song by Lana Del Ray called Motel Mermaid and basically I’ll be a sexy mermaid.
“It’s a slow, bluesy feel and I’m really looking forward to it.”
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