05 August 2012

Google Doodle: London 2012 Synchronized Swimming

Today's Google Doodle features London 2012 Synchronized Swimming. Its been more than a week now since the start of the London 2012 Olympics. 
What is really a Synchronized Swimming?
Why is it that this game included in the big event? Synchronized Swimming consists of swimmers that will perform synchronized routine of moves in the water. It is the combination form of dance, gymnastics and swimming. Swimmers could be in solos, duets, trios or teams depending on the event.

Way back 20th century, synchronized swimming was widely known as Water Ballet. As you all know, synchronized with dance move rhythm makes it more likely to be a Ballet Dance. In 1891, the first recorded competition was in Berlin Germany.
Synchronized Swimming as an Olympic sport
It was in 1984 Summer Olympic Games that this game became officially part of the Olympic Sport by FINA(Fédération Internationale de Natation) -is the International Federation (IF) recognized by the International Olympic Committee(IOC).
Sychronized Swimming as the 4th Water Sport that the FINA recognized next to swimming, platform diving and water polo.

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