US National Team Claims Another Silver in China

April 21, 2018, 7:02 p.m. (ET)

BEIJING – The U.S. Senior National Synchronized Swimming Team earned another silver medal Saturday at the China Open.

Team USA was second in the team free event, finishing with 80.5000 points. Host China (92.2333) won gold and Uzbekistan (77.7000) took bronze. The U.S. squad picked up its first silver medal Friday in the team tech event.

Anita Alvarez (Buffalo, N.Y.) and Ruby Remati (Andover, Mass.), who won bronze in duet tech on Friday, will next compete in the duet free competition on Sunday. The China Open, part of the FINA Artistic Swimming World Series, is being live streamed at (subscription required).

Competing for Team USA in China are Anita Alvarez (Buffalo, N.Y.), Grace Alwan (Andover, Mass.), Paige Areizaga (Palm Coast, Fla.), Yara Elian (Walnut Creek, Calif.), Nicole Goot (San Jose, Calif.), Hannah Heffernan (Las Vegas, Nev.), Cassandra Neeley (Williamsville, N.Y.), Daniella Ramirez (Miami, Fla.),Ruby Remati (Andover, Mass.), Abby Remers (Sugar Land, Texas) and team captain Emma Tchakmakjian (New Canaan, Conn.).

The China Open is one of 10 events in the FINA Artistic Swimming World Series that made its debut last year. The Synchro America Open, sponsored by Orange County, is the U.S. leg of the 2018 World Series and will be held June 7-9 in La Mirada, Calif.

The FINA Artistic Swimming World Series integrates existing and well-recognized competitions in the sport. The international teams taking part collect points at each meet, and final rankings and prize money are tallied at the end of the series.