Olympic duet to perform exhibition at the US Open

July 05, 2012, 12 a.m. (ET)
INDIANAPOLISThe U.S. Olympic synchronized swimming duet of Mary Killman
(McKinney, Texas) and Mariya Koroleva (Concord, Calif.) will showcase their Olympic 
routines with an exhibition performance at the 2012 U.S. Open Synchronized Swimming 
National Championships in Henderson, Nev., July 13-14. 

The duo’s performance will be their final showing in the U.S. before heading to the London Games, where they will compete Aug. 5-7 at the Olympic Park Aquatics Centre. 

Killman and Koroleva will perform their technical routine on Friday, July 13. Synchro fans will get a sneak preview of the duet’s new free routine on Saturday, July 14. 

Athletes and teams will compete for national titles in the junior and senior divisions in solo, duet, team, figure, and free combination at the Heritage Park Aquatic Complex, July 11-14. Tickets will be available at the door each day for $1 (ages 2-17 and 50+) or $2 (ages 18-49). For a complete meet schedule, visit cityofhenderson.com (type “synchro” in the search box). 

In their most recent competition, Killman and Koroleva won the gold medal at the Swiss 
Open in Geneva, Switzerland, on July 1. 

Killman, a two-time USA Synchro Athlete of the Year, and Koroleva, who won a 
national championship at Stanford, first teamed up as a duet six weeks before the 2011 
Pan American Games, where they won silver medals. They qualified for their first 
Olympic Games in April.