US SCORES WIN IN SWEDEN
GOTEBORG, SWEDEN - U.S. synchronized swimmers Nancy Weiman, Karen Rosolowski and Lizzi Jakobsen were crowned world solo champions yesterday at the 13th FINA World Masters Swimming Championships. Today, Beth Carey and Carol Motyka-Miller took duet gold.
Returning to competition after hip-replacement surgery, Nancy Weiman of the D.C. Synchromasters swam an elegant routine to win 60-69 solo with a score of 140.250. Second place also went to the United States, Molly Baross of the Unsyncables with 135.125.
Karen Rosolowski fought off the challenge of former Australian champion Donella Freeman to win the 50-59 solo title with 147.875. Freeman scored 147.125 for second and third place went to Mary Lou Woods of the Unsyncables with 141.500.
Lizzi Jakobsen of the Unsyncables won the 80-89 solo with 119.375. Japan was second with 108.250.
Other solo medal winners from the United States included Lea Bean (Unsyncables, silver medal in 40-49 solo with 144.750) and Beth Carey (Ramapo Aquamasters, in 70-79 with 119.875).
Carey then took the 70-79 duet title with partner Carol Motyka-Miller. Second place went to Penny DeMeules and Lizzi Jakobsen of the Unsyncables. Other duet medalists included Molly Baross and Sylvia Subramaniam (Unsyncables, silver in the 50-59) and Jenny Herrington and Mary Lou Woods (Unsyncables, bronze in the 40-49 duet).
The more-than-400 swimmers who are competing represent Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Slovakia, Switzerland and five clubs from the USA (Alpine Angelfish, Co.; D.C. Synchromasters; Multnomah Athletic Club, Ore.; Ramapo Aquamasters, N.Y.; and the Unsyncables, Calif.).