Duo display skills ahead of Olympics

PUBLISHED: 15:26 31 July 2008 | UPDATED: 13:28 06 May 2010

OLIVIA Allison and her duet partner Jenna Randall head to the Olympics in fine form following a strong showing in Spain. The pair are Great Britain s first Olympic synchronised swimming duet since 1992 and set a new personal best score of 89.500

OLIVIA Allison and her duet partner Jenna Randall head to the Olympics in fine form following a strong showing in Spain.

The pair are Great Britain's first Olympic synchronised swimming duet since 1992 and set a new personal best score of 89.500 in Barcelona. Olivia, from St Albans, and Jenna finished sixth, ahead of Kazakhstan and Mexico.

National Performance Director Biz Price altered the routines to make them more challenging in the hope of gaining more points and was pleased with the performance she saw from the pair in Spain. He said: "We're all very pleased with the performance at the weekend. To beat our rivals is very encouraging this close to the Olympics. Mexico beat us in the prelims so to go ahead of them in the final was excellent.

"It's going to be a challenge for us to beat Mexico again at the Olympics but this weekend has given us a huge confidence boost and a push to get even better scores in Beijing.

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