FINA: the pleasure was reflected in Audrey Lamothe's note

FINA: Pleasure reflected in Audrey Lamothe’s rating


Audrey Lamothe competed in a second individual final in artistic swimming on Wednesday at the FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Under the framework of the classic “Hungarian Dance No. 5” by Johannes Brahms, the Montrealer obtained a score of 85.4000 in the free solo, which earned her ninth place. 

< p>“The swim went really well. I wanted to take the time to have fun and enjoy every moment. I believe that the pleasure I felt is well reflected in the rating I received. I started practicing this routine in March, I was ready,” said Lamothe, moments after the final.

“I first chose “Hungarian Dance No. 5″ because I liked it and I saw a beautiful choreography under this framework. It was even better since it's music about Hungary and the World Championships are taking place in Budapest.”

Japan's Yukiko Inui won a second individual gold medal at these World Championships with a score of 95.3667 points. She beat Ukrainian Marta Fiedina (93.8000) and Greek Evangelia Platanioti (91.7667). The podium is exactly the same as in the technical solo final contested last Saturday.

With two solo finals in her world debut, Audrey Lamothe says she is extremely proud of the work accomplished. She who will also participate in the acrobatic routine on Thursday.

“I never want to set myself a result goal, I prefer to focus on what I control. My execution was great on all of my individual routines and that's what I was hoping to do. I'm happy with what I achieved, especially [Wednesday] since it was the last time I did this routine,” explained Lamothe.

The qualifications for the acrobatic routine, contested as a team, will take place on Thursday while the final will be held on Saturday.

Water polo: Canada teaches Colombians a lesson in water polo

< p>In their second match of the FINA World Championships, Canada's women's water polo team gave Colombia no chance, winning 22-2.

Hayley McKelvey was the offensive star for the Canadian side with his five goals.

Axelle Crevier also had a say in the victory for hers with her hat trick. Amanda Amorosa hit the target twice as Shae La Roche was shut out of the scoresheet.

Goalkeepers Jessica Gaudreault and Clara Vulpisi shared the work in the Canadian net by stopping seven of Colombia's nine shots. Valentina Restrepo and Carolina Ortega Fuentes were the only ones to thwart the vigilance of the Canadian goaltenders.

David Paradelo's squad will face Hungary on Friday in their last meeting of the preliminary round.

Kylie Masse and Summer McIntosh take gold at FINA Worlds

It was an extremely productive day for Canada in the pool, especially for Kylie Masse and youngster Summer McIntosh at the FINA Worlds on Wednesday in Budapest, Hungary.

Franco-Ontarian Masse, who lost her world title in the 100m backstroke the day before, rebounded with accuracy by winning gold in the 50m backstroke. The 26-year-old swimmer notably beat her compatriot Ingrid Wilm, who settled for fourth place.

“It's kind of surreal. […] To be able to swim the 50m, 100m and 200m is something I'm very proud of, so I couldn't ask for more than to be on the top step of the podium tonight [Wednesday]. I'm really happy,” reacted Masse, his words being translated by the Canadian Olympic website.

As for McIntosh, she climbed on the top step of the podium in the 200-meter butterfly. Aged just 15, the Torontonian finished the race in 2:05.20, seven tenths of a second ahead of American Hali Flickinger.

McIntosh didn't stop there as she won another medal with Kayla Sanchez, Taylor Ruck and Penny Oleksiak in the 4 x 200-meter freestyle. The quartet finished in third place (+3.31 seconds) and thus took the bronze medal.

Earlier, Quebecers Katerine Savard and Mary-Sophie Harvey had joined forces in those of Rebecca Smith and Ruck in relay qualification to allow Canada to claim a place in the final. The Canadians stopped the clock at 7:53.59 to secure their place.

Because of their participation in the qualifications, Savard and Harvey also medal in this event.

In the men, Joshua Liendo won bronze in the 100-metre freestyle, capping a four-medal day for Canada in swimming.

In the 200-metre breaststroke, James Dergousoff took the second place in his qualifying heat, but 23rd place overall and was unable to qualify for the semi-finals.

-With information from Sportcom