Olympic date for swimmer

PUBLISHED: 16:43 24 April 2008 | UPDATED: 13:12 06 May 2010

OLIVIA Allison and Jenna Randall have met the selection criteria needed to book Britain s place at the Olympics after a superb performance at the qualification tournament for synchronised swimming.

OLIVIA Allison and Jenna Randall have met the selection criteria needed to book Britain's place at the Olympics after a superb performance at the qualification tournament for synchronised swimming.

St Albans based Olivia and her partner Jenna were joined by duets from Slovakia, Austria, Belarus, Dominica, Venezuela, the Czech Republic and Germany to compete in Beijing for four remaining places.

Olivia and Jenna took to the water first in a fully packed National Aquatics Centre with high hopes after going into the second round as the top ranked duet.

After a solid performance, the girls maintained their position at the top of the scoreboard to become one of four duets to take up the final places for the event at the Olympics later this year. Olivia was pleased with how the tournament went for her. She said: "We had a plan coming into the competition and knew what we wanted to achieve. We've proven that we are meant to be here. The pool is amazing and it was really good to swim in front of a large crowd.

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