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Elise Marcotte, Marie-Pier Boudreau Gagnon Place Fourth In Olympic Women's Duets Synchronized Swimming At London Games

08/07/2012 12:02 EDT
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Marie-Pier Boudreau Gagnon and Elise Marcotte of Canada compete during women's duet synchronized swimming preliminary round at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Monday, Aug. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Despite a strong performance from a pair of Quebec swimmers, Canada still waits for its eleventh medal. Elise Marcotte and Marie-Pier Boudreau Gagnon finished fourth in women's duets synchronized swimming with a total score of 189.120 on Tuesday.

Boudreau Gagnon and Marcotte scored 94.500 in Sunday's technical round and 94.750 in Monday's qualification free routine and finished with 94.500 in the final round.

Their score was enough to move them into second place early in the event but the two were bumped down to third place after Russia's team of Svetlana Romashina and Natalia Ishchenko jumped to first place with their score of 98.900 in the final round.

Spain's team of Ona Ballestero Carbonell and Andrea Fache Fuentes sealed Canada's fate after their performance net the duo a second place finish, bumping China down to third place and knocking Canada off a podium finish.

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