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Synchronized Swimming at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games:

Women's Duet

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Host City: Seoul, South Korea
Venue(s): Indoor Swimming Pool, Olympic Park, Seoul
Date Started: September 27, 1988
Date Finished: October 1, 1988

Gold: CAN Canada
Silver: USA United States
Bronze: JPN Japan


At the 1986 World Championships, the gold medal went to the Canadian pair of [Michelle Cameron] and [Carolyn Waldo], defeating the American twin sisters, [Karen] and [Sarah Josephson]. Cameron and Waldo did not compete at the 1987 Pan-American Games, which were won by the Josephsons, but they did win the pre-Olympic event in Seoul in June 1988. The competition in this event was very close. Cameron and Waldo built up a good lead in the preliminaries. The Josephsons outscored them in the final, but could not overcome their lead. The Canadian duo was aided by the Canadian judge, who was the only one of seven judges who ranked Cameron and Waldo ahead of the Americans in the final round.

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Canada CAN Gold
2 United States USA Silver
3 Japan JPN Bronze
4 France FRA
5 Switzerland SUI
6 Soviet Union URS
7 Great Britain GBR
8 Mexico MEX
9 China CHN
10 West Germany FRG
11 South Korea KOR
12 Brazil BRA
13 Australia AUS
14 Spain ESP
15 Aruba ARU