June 6,2014(ISN) – KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Anouk Galland of Synchro Elite in Quebec City surprised herself on
Thursday with the gold medal in the 12 and under solo event at the 2014 Canadian
Espoir Championships in synchronized swimming.
Galland, third in the event last year, took the title with 64.8586 points. Flynne
Gossling of Granite Synchro in Toronto was second at 64.5221 and Teah Hoffman of the
Calgary Aquabelles was third at 64.1145.
”I really wasn’t expecting to win,” said Galland, 12. ”All I wanted to do was
better than last year. This year my routine has more difficulties and my lifts in
particular are higher. Plus maturity was a factor as well.”
In the 13-15 solo preliminaries, Halle Pratt of the Calgary Aquabelles stands first
with 74.1791 points, Emily Armstrong of the Variety Village Synchro Club is second
at 71.6556 and Paige Hopper of the Aquabelles second at 71.0618. The final is on
In the 12 and under figures, Adyson King of Aurora Synchro ranked first with 65.1960
points, Cendrine Lemire of Montreal Synchro was second at 64.8710 and Galland third
In the figures for athletes with a disability the category winners were Grace Low,
Nicole Flynn and Ruby Stevens all of Variety Village Synchro Club in Toronto.
The competition is hosted by the Kamloops Sunrays and Synchro B.C. under the
leadership of Synchro Canada. A total of 273 athletes from 23 clubs across Canada
(Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador,
Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan) are competing.
Competition continues through to Saturday at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre.