Everything mawkish, mundane, moronic, and mindless in the world of sport can be seen here as Russia's Svetlana Romashina and Natalia Ishchenko compete in the duets free routine preliminary round during the synchronized swimming competition at the London 2012 Olympics on Aug. 6.
If this keeps up people will soon try to compete in Solo synchronised swimming.... Oh, wait! It was only back in 1992 that:
This exercise in stupidity sneaked its way on to the O-list in 1984, only to be cast out in 1992. Perhaps this had something to do with the fact that one lonely person floating in a pool could never, would never, be in sync with anyone else (pedants maintain that it's the choreography that is synchronised with the music). Whatever, it's no big loss, and the strange smiles, nose clips and pointless treading of water linger on, courtesy of the two- and eight-person team events.Between Olympics I manage to forget about synchronized swimming of the solo, duo, and team kind. Then it all comes swimming back into my mind and it is always, voila!, even more insidiously creepy than I remember it. Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 6, 2012 4:57 PM