USA Announces Women’s Artistic Swimming Teams for Tokyo Olympics 2020

Published 07/16/2021, 5:23 AM EDT
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The United States is all set to create an impact at Tokyo Olympics 2020. The Americans never miss out on sending a strong contingent to the Olympics games. Likewise, they are sending out a strong team of 613 athletes to Tokyo this year. So who all made it on the ‘Artistic Swimming’ team? 

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Before we dive in, it is essential to know how the Artistic Swimming event is structured for the Tokyo Olympics. The event was known as ‘Synchronised Swimming’ until 2017 but has been given a new name since. 

Artistic swimming will take place from August 2-7 at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. While there will be a total of 104 competitors, it is a seemingly small event that only consists of two medal events: 

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Women’s team

Women’s duet

Artistic Swimming at Tokyo Olympics 2021: Who are all on Team USA? 

Synchronised swimming made its Olympic debut in 1984. As the event picked up, the United States began to take a stronghold, but it only lasted until the millennium. Ever since 2000 till now, the Russians have won every Artistic Swimming event in the Olympics! 

The Americans desperately need to get a grip back on synchro events. However, the USA could not qualify for the ‘team event’ and will only send one duo for the ‘duet event.’ Hence, only a pair of athletes will represent the USA in Artistic Swimming at Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Anita Alvarez and Lindi Schroeder will be the two athletes representing the United States at Artistic Swimming in the Olympics. While Alvarez has prior experience competing at the 2016 Olympics, 20-year-old Schroeder is a rookie. 

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These two swimmers will be feeling all the pressure heading into Tokyo Olympics 2021. They are the only Americans participating in this event, and all the medal hopes rest on their shoulders. 

Russia is once again expected to dominate Artistic Swimming with their flamboyant routines filled with flawless execution. They’re the favorites, but Team USA can always pose a threat with their prowess and unpredictability. 

Are you backing Anita Alvarez and  Lindi Schroeder to clinch medals and add to the tally at Tokyo Olympics 2020?

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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