The World Championships of synchronized swimming in Doha offers a spectacle of mirrored images as swimmers perform their routines with grace and fluidity. One such performance was delivered by Constanca Sofia Zhou and Cheng Tong Lam of Macau. The pair demonstrated an impeccable axial symmetry, merging seamlessly with their reflections underwater during the free duet in the Aspire Dome. Their performance, while stunning, was not enough to secure them a place in the final round as they were placed 35th.
Another pair who missed the final was the German duo of Klara Bleyer and Susana Rovner, who finished at the 15th position. For their routine, Bleyer and Rovner chose a composition from the Japanese anime film “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” to create an enchanting performance.
Despite not making it to the finals in the duet category, the 19-year-old Bleyer had a remarkable run in the solo category. She achieved a new personal best score of 230.8894 points, securing the fifth position. This is not her first achievement in the competition. Earlier, she had also showcased her skills in the technical free program, where she achieved a similar feat. Her solo performance marks the best German result in this discipline at the World Championship since 2007, making it a historic moment for the country.