Synchronized swimming at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Synchronized swimming
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
Synchronized swimming at the 2016 Summer Olympics -Presentation of the Brazilian team 01.jpg
Venue Maria Lenk Aquatic Center
Dates 14−20 August
Competitors 104 from 24 nations
«2012 2020»
Synchronized swimming at the
2016 Summer Olympics

Synchronized swimming pictogram.svg
List of synchronized swimmers
Duet women
Team women

Synchronized swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympicsin Rio de Janeiro were staged from 15 to 20 August at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center.[1] A total of 104 athletes competed in two medal events, namely the women’s duet and the women’s team.


For the team competitions, the best ranked NOC in each of the five continental championships, with the exception of the host country Brazil which represented the Pan American continent, obtained a secured place for the Games, while the remaining NOCs battled out for the three highest-ranked spots at the Olympic Qualification Tournament. For the duet, the best ranked NOC in each of the five continental championships that did not have a qualified team assureed a secured spot, while the other eleven top-ranked NOCs were selected through Olympic Qualification Tournament. All eight NOCs that had already qualified in the team event must each automatically selected two synchronized swimmers to form a duet.[2]


Participating nations[edit]

Competition Schedule[edit]

TR Technical Routine FR Free Routine F Final
Event↓/Date → Aug 14 Aug 15 Aug 16 Aug 17 Aug 18 Aug 19
Duet FR TR F
Team TR FR


Event Gold Silver Bronze
 Russia (RUS)
Natalia Ishchenko
Svetlana Romashina
 China (CHN)
Huang Xuechen
Sun Wenyan
 Japan (JPN)
Yukiko Inui
Risako Mitsui
 Russia (RUS)
Vlada Chigireva
Natalia Ishchenko
Svetlana Kolesnichenko
Aleksandra Patskevich
Svetlana Romashina
Alla Shishkina
Maria Shurochkina
Gelena Topilina
Elena Prokofyeva
 China (CHN)
Gu Xiao
Guo Li
Li Xiaolu
Liang Xinping
Sun Wenyan
Tang Mengni
Yin Chengxin
Zeng Zhen
Huang Xuechen
 Japan (JPN)
Aika Hakoyama
Yukiko Inui
Kei Marumo
Risako Mitsui
Kanami Nakamaki
Mai Nakamura
Kano Omata
Kurumi Yoshida
Aiko Hayashi

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Russia 2 0 0 2
2 China 0 2 0 2
3 Japan 0 0 2 2
Total 2 2 2 6

See also