Rio Olympics: Claremont-based synchronised swimmers help Australia to final

The Australian synchronised swimming team. Picture:  Amin Mohammad Jamali/Getty Images
The Australian synchronised swimming team. Picture: Amin Mohammad Jamali/Getty Images

SYNCHRONISED swimmers from Claremont-based West Coast Splash have finished eighth in the teams technical routine on day 13 in Rio.

Team vice captain Danielle Kettlewell from Tuart Hill helped lead the Australian team in her Olympic debut, along with West Australian teammates Amie Thomson, Rose Stackpole and Deborah Tsai.

The team scored 74.0667 for the routine, which put them through to the free routine tonight.

The team were fourth to perform behind Egypt, who finished in seventh position.

The women will have to bring their all to win gold and beat favourites Russia, who finished with a score of 97.011.

The women will perform an Australian themed routine in tonight’s final, with music featuring didgeridoos and kookaburras to represent the countries flora and fauna.