"It was exciting since this was the first time we have ever swum together," commented U.S. team member, Meghan Kinney. "We just want to come back and perfect our routine."
Penner was a member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team, while Kinney served as the alternate. The two paired up today for the first time ever, debuting their routine on the World stage.
Kinney and Penner will be back in the pool on Tuesday morning for the duet technical finals. The rest of Team USA will return to the competition pool on Friday for the team free preliminary competition which takes place in the evening.
Duet Tech Finalists:
- Russia, 98.833
- Spain, 97.500
- China, 96.166
- Japan, 94.667
- Canada, 94.333
- Italy, 93.833
- Ukraine, 92.333
- France, 92.000
- Greece, 91.833
- United States, 89.833
- Brazil, 89.667
- Great Britain, 89.166
Synchronized Swimming World Championships: 18-25 July
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