Synchronized Semblance Swimming Leon Neal, AFP / Getty Images April 21, 2012 London ... France competes 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. Russia went on to take the gold medal with Spain taking silver and Japan receiving bronze.
Austria's synchronized swimming duet Nadine Brandl (left) and Livia Lang perform during a training session in Maria Enzersdorf on May 12. Brandl (22) and Lang (18) practice seven hours a day six days a week and will participate at the Olympics. (Lisi Niesner/Reuters)