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Olympics Synchronised swimming – Evil dolls and rap music, the new face of synchro

by ZwemZa on August 8th, 2021

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Artistic Swimming – Women’s Duet Free Routine – Final – Tokyo Aquatics Centre, Tokyo, Japan – August 4, 2021. Anna Maria Alexandri of Austria and Eirini Alexandri of Austria during their performance. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic

The alluring voice of an evil doll invites people to “come out and play”. Witches, spiders and snakes cavort in edgy routines. Teams spin and twist to hip-hop and rap in the water.

It is the new face of synchronised swimming, aimed at changing the image of a sport long derided as flailing limbs, splashing water and fluffy water ballet done to florid classical music, and it dominated the Tokyo Games competition.

“Until 2019, we just swam classical music,” said Eirini Alexandri, who with her identical twin sister performed the chilling evil doll duet routine for Austria, their suits bearing a threatening face.

“So we said OK, we have to change style.”

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