Nov. 14, 2006
Stanford, Calif. - Two members of the Stanford synchronized swimming team, senior Elizabeth-Anne Markman and junior Poppy Carlig, finished competition at the inaugural FINA World Trophy Cup in Moscow, Russia last month, helping the U.S. team to the gold medal in the combination event, and a fourth place finish overall. The elite international competition featured the duet, team and combination events and crowned an overall winner based on the highest sum of results.
In the combination event, which incorporates five different routines into one seven-minute program, the United States dazzled the crowd with a gold medal performance by posting a score of 97.667. Russia finished in second place with a 97.333, while Spain (96.667) and Japan (96.333) rounded out third and fourth places. Russia was crowned the overall winner of the FINA World Trophy Cup with a point total of 295.999. Spain (292.334), Japan (290.333) and the United States (290.001) followed respectively.
Markman, Carlig and the rest of the Cardinal squad begin competition in early January, traveling to the University of Hawaii on Jan. 5.