Synchronized swimming at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Synchronized swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro were staged from 15 to 20 August at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center.[1] A total of 104 athletes competed in two medal events, namely the women's duet and the women's team.

Synchronized swimming
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
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VenueMaria Lenk Aquatic Center
Dates14−20 August 2016
No. of events2
Competitors104 from 24 nations
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The Brazilian duet team, performing during competition at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center.

For the team competitions, the best ranked NOC in each of the five continental championships, with the exception of the host country Brazil which represented the Pan American continent, obtained a secured place for the Games, while the remaining NOCs battled out for the three highest-ranked spots at the Olympic Qualification Tournament. For the duet, the best ranked NOC in each of the five continental championships that did not have a qualified team assured a secured spot, while the other eleven top-ranked NOCs were selected through Olympic Qualification Tournament. All eight NOCs that had already qualified in the team event must each automatically selected two synchronized swimmers to form a duet.[2]

Participating nationsEdit

Competition ScheduleEdit

TR Technical Routine FR Free Routine F Final
Event↓/Date → Aug 14 Aug 15 Aug 16 Aug 17 Aug 18 Aug 19
Duet FR TR F
Team TR FR


Event Gold Silver Bronze
  Russia (RUS)
Natalia Ishchenko
Svetlana Romashina
  China (CHN)
Huang Xuechen
Sun Wenyan
  Japan (JPN)
Yukiko Inui
Risako Mitsui
  Russia (RUS)
Vlada Chigireva
Natalia Ishchenko
Svetlana Kolesnichenko
Aleksandra Patskevich
Svetlana Romashina
Alla Shishkina
Maria Shurochkina
Gelena Topilina
Elena Prokofyeva
  China (CHN)
Gu Xiao
Guo Li
Li Xiaolu
Liang Xinping
Sun Wenyan
Tang Mengni
Yin Chengxin
Zeng Zhen
Huang Xuechen
  Japan (JPN)
Aika Hakoyama
Yukiko Inui
Kei Marumo
Risako Mitsui
Kanami Nakamaki
Mai Nakamura
Kano Omata
Kurumi Yoshida
Aiko Hayashi

Medal tableEdit

1  Russia2002
2  China0202
3  Japan0022
Totals (3 nations)2226


  1. ^ "Rio 2016: Synchronized Swimming". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 23 January 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Rio 2016 – FINA Synchronized Swimming Qualification System" (PDF). Rio 2016. FINA. Retrieved 23 January 2015.

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