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Synchronised tradition for success

24 July 2002

Canada have won every available gold medal in synchronised swimming since its introduction to the Commonwealth Games in 1986 and Claire Carver-Dias is hoping to continue that tradition in Manchester.

Synchronised swimming

Synchronised swimming is on the programme at M2002

“I’m very proud that there is such a tradition of success for Canada in synchrony. It’s very exciting. “It really fills us with pride and we want to make sure we put on a great show for the audience,” Carver-Dias said.

Although she has competed in the Olympics and World Championships, this is the first Commonwealth Games appearance for Carver-Dias, who just arrived in the Games Village on 22 July. So far she is impressed.

“Everything is available for us, especially in terms of food. There’s a lot of selection,” she said.

“There’s a really friendly atmosphere. I was walking along yesterday when it started to rain; a South African athlete came up to me and invited me to share her umbrella.

Hopeful Carver-Dias has invited both family and friends over from Canada to see her competing at the Manchester Aquatics Centre.

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