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Greek Artistic Swimming team qualify for Tokyo Olympics

By Antonia Komarkowski
*Image Credit: FINA

After a thrilling Artistic Swimming Olympic Qualifying Tournament, Italy, Spain, and Greece earned their ticket to this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The three countries will join previously qualified Australia, Canada, China, Egypt, Japan, Russia and Ukraine to complete the starting lists for the Team events in Tokyo.

Greece used their Free routine to pay homage to Greek Mythology portraying the Wings of Icarus.

The music composed for their routine by Josep Jordi Grau Saula, allowed the team to tell an artistically impressive story of Icarus as he escapes from the waves using spectacular and powerful acrobatic moves.

Greece received 88.6000 points for their performance, and was ranked third.

“We cannot believe it, we worked hard, all of us. We are proud, it is a dream come true. There have been many difficult moments, but it was worth it, we are so happy,” the team said after their win.

They were beaten by Spain (92.3000) and Italy (93.2332).

Good luck at the Olympics!

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