London 2012 synchronised swimming is the second of its kind to make it to the list of Google doodles featured during the Olympics.
The first synchronized swimming related Google doodle was posted during the 2004 Olympics held at Athens. The doodle depicted two female swimmers raising their hands to form the two Os in Google's logo.
Synchronized swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics was held in the Olympic Aquatic Centre where 104 competitors challenged for 2 gold medals in the duet and team events. Each event was made up of a technical and free routine with the points added together to determine the medalists.
Russia won the gold in both duet and team events. Japan took both the silvers, while United States continued the trend by bagging two bronze medals.
Synchronized swimming competitions at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing were held from August 18 to August 23, at the Beijing National Aquatics Center.
Russia again won the gold in both duet and team events. Spain continue the trend of a country taking both duet and team event by bagging the silver. Japan and China won the silver medal in duet and team synchronized swimming events respectively.
Synchronized swimming is a hybrid form of swimming, dance and gymnastics, consisting of swimmers performing a synchronized routine of elaborate moves in the water, accompanied by music. Synchronized swimming demands advanced water skills, and requires great strength, endurance, flexibility, grace, artistry and precise timing, as well as exceptional breath control when upside down underwater.
Synchronized swimming is a women only Olympic event, though men are allowed to compete by various countries.
It will be interesting to see what sport finds its place in Monday's Google doodle.
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