LondonFrance compete in the teams Free Routine during the FINA Olympic Games Synchronized Swimming Qualification competition, a part of the "London Prepares" series of test events, at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park in east London. Russian went on to take the gold medal with Spain taking silver and Japan receiving bronze.
"In the quarter final he was easily beating French opponent Saurin when a family of ducks strayed into his lane. Pearce momentarily stopped rowing to let the ducks pass; he still won by 20 lengths and broke the course record."
The Olympic Committee Spent Years Concern-Trolling Women About 'Wandering Wombs'
Alice Milliat, a French athlete who dominated rowing, soccer, and track and field competitions, was fed up with restrictions keeping women from Olympic competitions. So she organized a new Olympic Games—one for women only, the first of its kind.