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Synchro pair secure Olympic place

Olivia Allison and Jenna Randall
Olivia Allison and Jenna Randall have qualified for Beijing

Olivia Allison and Jenna Randall won the Beijing qualification tournament to secure Britain's first Olympic synchronised swimming place since 1992.

Allison and Randall finished first, one point clear of Belarus pair, Katsiaryne Kulpo and Nastasiya Parfenova.

Britain were competing for one of the final places at the Beijing Games and secured it at the duet free event.

"I'm very, very pleased with how Olivia and Jenna have done," said national performance director Biz Price.

Allison and Randall, who train in Aldershot, are now focused on increasing the difficulty of their routines as they target a strong performance at this summer's Olympics.

"We had a plan coming into the competition and knew what we wanted to achieve," said Allison.

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"We've proven that we are meant to be here and will work to improve on our performances.

"The pool is amazing and it was really good to swim in front of a large crowd.

"When we get back home we'll look back on this week and revise to routine to make it even better."


see also
In sync for Beijing
16 Apr 08 |  Swimming
China unveils 'Water Cube' venue
01 Feb 08 |  Olympics
Randall secures synchro ranking
19 Mar 07 |  Swimming
Synchro stars demand more funding
20 Mar 06 |  Commonwealth Games
Randall wins solo synchro silver
19 Mar 06 |  Commonwealth Games
Guide to synchro
02 Mar 06 |  Swimming
Team GB for Beijing
14 Apr 08 |  Team GB
Swimming on the BBC
02 Oct 07 |  Swimming


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