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Canadian Heritage

December 02, 2009 16:18 ET

Statement by the Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of State (Sport), on the Occasion of the Synchronized Swimming World Trophy

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 2, 2009) - For the first time in history, the Canadian team won the FINA Synchro World Trophy in Montreal, November 27-29, 2009. Canada finished with 491.666 points.

In the FINA Synchro World Trophy, only the artistic impression of the routines is judged and the swimmers are allowed to wear accessories during their presentation. The Canadians led in three of the five events: Synchro Highlight Routine, Thematic Duet, and Thematic Team. In fact, the Canadian team received their first 10.0 score since the 1992 Olympics in Saturday's Thematic Team Routine.

As Minister of State (Sport) and on behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to congratulate the members of the Canadian team. After a fine performance like this one, I know that Canadian synchronized swimmers are on their way to achieving success at the 2012 Olympic Games.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Gary Lunn, P.C., M.P.
    Minister of State (Sport)
    819-934-1122