Rio Olympics: Claremont’s Rose Stackpole secures personal best in synchronised swimming

Claremont-based Rose Stackpole, front, and Queensland's Nikita Pablo compete in the duets technical routine preliminaries during the synchronised swimming event at the Rio Olympic Games. Picture: MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images.
Claremont-based Rose Stackpole, front, and Queensland's Nikita Pablo compete in the duets technical routine preliminaries during the synchronised swimming event at the Rio Olympic Games. Picture: MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images.

CLAREMONT-based synchronised swimmer Rose Stackpole has scored a personal best in Rio for her duets technical routine with Queenslander Nikita Pablo.

The 21-year-old, who trains with West Coast Splash, secured a score of 73.6360 points from judges, including a 22.1000 for execution.

The pair performed a technical routine complete with cyclone continuous spin, fishtail continuous spin and porpoise twist, with music by the didgeridoo.

Stackpole and Pablo scored 74.7667 in the duets free routine on Sunday, bringing their total to 148.4027.

Stackpole will next compete in the team’s technical routine on Thursday.