USA Synchro Finishes 7th, 8th, and 9th at FINA World Juniors

Photo Courtesy: Mary Ann Alwan
TEAM TECH RECAP

The U.S. Junior National Team finished eighth in team tech Friday at the FINA World Junior Artistic Swimming Championships.

Team USA scored 82.9434 points in the final. Russia won gold with 92.7347 points, followed by Ukraine (90.3331) and Japan (89.0176).

“They had a very good swim, full of energy,” U.S. National Team Coach Lolli Montico said. “We have improved our ranking from the last World Championships.”

Swimming in the team tech final for the U.S. were: Grace Alwan (Andover, Mass.), Yara Elian (Walnut Creek, Calif.), Nicole Goot (San Jose, Calif.), Hannah Heffernan (Las Vegas, Nev.), Cassandra Neeley(Williamsville, N.Y.), Ruby Remati (Andover, Mass.), Abby Remmers (Sugar Land, Texas) and Emmanuella Tchakmakjian (New Canaan, Conn.).

On Thursday
, two U.S. swimmers earned 11th-place finishes in the duet events.
Ruby Remati (Andover, Mass.) and Yara Elian (Walnut Creek, Calif.) scored 82.5000 points in the duet free final to take 11th place. Russia’s Kseniya Ladnaia and Elizaveta Minaeva won the event with 93.1000 points.

Nicole Goot 
(San Jose, Calif.) and Remati were 11th in the duet tech final, finishing with 81.5151 points. The Russian duo of Ladnaia and Minaeva added another gold after scoring 91.6280 points.
The U.S. will compete in the team free event on Saturday. The FINA Junior World Championships will be live streamed at https://www.finatv.live/.

TEAM FREE RECAP

Team USA finished ninth in the team free final Saturday at the FINA World Junior Artistic Swimming Championships.

The U.S. scored 83.4667 points in the final. Russia (93.667), Ukraine (91.8000) and Japan (90.5667) took the top three spots on the podium. The U.S. had also scored 83.4667 points in the preliminary earlier in the day.

“I’m very proud of them. The girls did a great job,” U.S. National Team Coach Lolli Montico said. “They swam very well and were focused through the end.”

Competing for the U.S. in team free were: Grace Alwan (Andover, Mass.), Yara Elian (Walnut Creek, Calif.), Nicole Goot (San Jose, Calif.), Hannah Heffernan (Las Vegas, Nev.), Cassandra Neeley(Williamsville, N.Y.), Daniella Ramirez (Miami, Fla.), Abby Remmers (Sugar Land, Texas) and Emmanuella Tchakmakjian (New Canaan, Conn.).

The U.S. will compete in the combo event on Sunday. The FINA Junior World Championships will be live streamed at https://www.finatv.live/.TEAM COMBO RECAP

Team USA wrapped up competition at the FINA World Junior Artistic Swimming Championships on Sunday, finishing seventh in the free combo final.

Team USA scored 83.7000 points in the final, up from 83.3000 points and an eighth-place standing in the preliminary. Russia earned gold with 94.2333 points, followed by Ukraine at 92.1000 and Japan at 90.5333.
The U.S. Junior National Team includes Grace Alwan (Andover, Mass.), Paige Areizaga (Palm Coast, Fla.), Yara Elian (Walnut Creek, Calif.), Nicole Goot (San Jose, Calif.), Hannah Heffernan (Las Vegas, Nev.), Cassandra Neeley (Williamsville, N.Y.), Daniella Ramirez (Miami, Fla.), Ruby Remati (Andover, Mass.), Abby Remmers (Sugar Land, Texas) and Emmanuella Tchakmakjian (New Canaan, Conn.).
Next up for the team is the UANA Pan American Artistic Swimming Championships

in Riverside, Calif., Aug. 6-11.

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Author: James Sica

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James Sica is the Men and Women's Assistant Coach at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been an assistant coach at CMU in Pittsburgh, PA (2015-2017), a volunteer assistant coach with the Harvard women’s program (2014-2015) and an assistant with the Ithaca College men's program (2012-2014).

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