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Synchronized swimming at the 1992 Summer Olympics

Synchronized swimming
at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
Bernat Picornell Pools
VenuePiscines Bernat Picornell
Dates2 to 7 August
Competitors53 from 22 nations
Synchronized swimming at the
1992 Summer Olympics

Solo   women
Duet women

At the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, two events in synchronized swimming were contested, both for women only.

In the solo competition, a judge accidentally entered a score of 8.7 instead of 9.7 for Sylvie Fréchette, costing her first place. After appeals by the Canadian Olympic Committee, her medal was upgraded to a gold. Kristen Babb-Sprague, the beneficiary of the judge's error, was not demoted but retained her own gold medal.[1] This was the last time that solo synchronized swimming was included in the Olympic program.

Qualification Summary

Nation Solo Duet Athletes
22x20px Australia X X 2
22x20px Austria X X 2
22x20px Brazil X X 3
22x20px Canada X X 3
22x20px China X X 3
22x20px Czechoslovakia X 1
22x20px Finland X 1
22x20px France X X 3
22x20px Germany X X 2
22x20px Great Britain X X 3
22x20px Greece X 1
22x20px Independent Olympic Participants X X 3
22x20px Italy X X 2
22x20px Japan X X 3
22x20px Mexico X X 3
22x20px Netherlands X X 3
22x20px South Africa X X 2
22x20px Spain X X 3
22x20px Switzerland X X 3
22x20px Unified Team X X 3
22x20px United States X X 3
22x20px Venezuela X 1
Total: 22 NOC 22 18

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
22x20px Kristen Babb-Sprague
United States (USA)
none 22x20px Fumiko Okuno
Japan (JPN)
22x20px Sylvie Fréchette
Canada (CAN)
United States United States (USA)
Karen Josephson
Sarah Josephson
Canada Canada (CAN)
Penny Vilagos
Vicky Vilagos
Japan Japan (JPN)
Fumiko Okuno
Aki Takayama

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States United States (USA) 2 0 0 2
2 Canada Canada (CAN) 1 1 0 2
3 Japan Japan (JPN) 0 0 2 2


  1. ^ "Sylvie Fréchette".