Synchronized swimming at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Synchronized swimming
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
Synchronised Swimming, Rio 2016.png
Venue Maria Lenk Aquatic Center
Dates 14−20 August 2016
No. of events 2
Competitors 104 from 24 nations
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Synchronized swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro were staged from 15 to 20 August at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center.[1] A total of 104 athletes competed in two medal events, namely the women's duet and the women's team.


The Brazilian duet team, performing during competition at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center.

For the team competitions, the best ranked NOC in each of the five continental championships, with the exception of the host country Brazil which represented the Pan American continent, obtained a secured place for the Games, while the remaining NOCs battled out for the three highest-ranked spots at the Olympic Qualification Tournament. For the duet, the best ranked NOC in each of the five continental championships that did not have a qualified team assureed a secured spot, while the other eleven top-ranked NOCs were selected through Olympic Qualification Tournament. All eight NOCs that had already qualified in the team event must each automatically selected two synchronized swimmers to form a duet.[2]

Participating nations

Competition Schedule

TR Technical Routine FR Free Routine F Final
Event↓/Date → Aug 14 Aug 15 Aug 16 Aug 17 Aug 18 Aug 19
Duet FR TR F
Team TR FR


Event Gold Silver Bronze
 Russia (RUS)
Natalia Ishchenko
Svetlana Romashina
 China (CHN)
Huang Xuechen
Sun Wenyan
 Japan (JPN)
Yukiko Inui
Risako Mitsui
 Russia (RUS)
Vlada Chigireva
Natalia Ishchenko
Svetlana Kolesnichenko
Aleksandra Patskevich
Svetlana Romashina
Alla Shishkina
Maria Shurochkina
Gelena Topilina
Elena Prokofyeva
 China (CHN)
Gu Xiao
Guo Li
Li Xiaolu
Liang Xinping
Sun Wenyan
Tang Mengni
Yin Chengxin
Zeng Zhen
Huang Xuechen
 Japan (JPN)
Aika Hakoyama
Yukiko Inui
Kei Marumo
Risako Mitsui
Kanami Nakamaki
Mai Nakamura
Kano Omata
Kurumi Yoshida
Aiko Hayashi

Medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia 2 0 0 2
2  China 0 2 0 2
3  Japan 0 0 2 2
Totals (3 nations) 2 2 2 6

See also


  1. ^ "Rio 2016: Synchronized Swimming". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 23 January 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Rio 2016 – FINA Synchronized Swimming Qualification System" (PDF). Rio 2016. FINA. Retrieved 23 January 2015.

External links

  • Synchronised Swimming at the 2016 Summer Olympics ( at the Wayback Machine (archived 2016-08-26)
  • Synchronized Swimming at the 2016 Summer Olympics at SR/Olympics
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