Team GB synchro swimmers have finished the European Games on a high with both duet and team performances moving the swimmers up the rankings.
As one of the youngest squads in the competition, and juggling GCSE exams, training and competition all at once, they showed great potential after improving on last year’s European campaign.
Great Britain's Genevieve Randall and partner Jodie Cowie performed well in the synchro duet final for a 12th place finish, improving on their 14th place at last year's European Championships in Berlin.
The pair returned later the same day for the Team event where GB secured their target top ten finish, placing ninth and improving on the prelims with a confident and powerful performance.
In the Free Combination event the squad produced a tenth place finish for their final performance.
"We're very proud to have represented Team GB and done our country proud" - Genevieve Randall
With the swimmers stepping up to the mark for the Team event, coach Karen Thorpe was “really happy with that performance from the girls”.
“We aimed to improve on our score from the preliminaries and we did that by a whole mark and, as a result, moved up the rankings so things are looking good."
Baku gave Randall the opportunity to start getting used to the big stage atmosphere, and the 17-year old believes the future is bright having moved up the rankings.
Following the Team event Randall said: “I'm pretty used to the competition environment now. Training without goggles is natural now, I'm not worried about anything like that. It feels a lot more controlled."
Summing up the competition as GB's campaign drew to a close, the Bristol Central swimmer said “Our performances across both team finals have been really strong. As our first multi-sport championships we've learnt so much and will take this experience and use it to motivate us going forward. We're very proud to have represented Team GB and done our country proud".
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