‘The ambition is gold’: Kate Shortman and Izzy Thorpe target Olympic splash

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University students believe they can deliver Great Britain’s first-ever artistic swimming medals in Paris this summer

Two of the London Aquarium’s biggest attractions, the green sea turtles Boris and Dougie, had unexpected guests on Monday: the newest additions to Team GB’s squad for the Olympics with bold plans to take artistic swimming out of its shell.

Great Britain has never won an Olympic medal in the 40-year history of the event, previously known as synchronised swimming. Yet two university students, Kate Shortman and Izzy Thorpe, are set to make the most unlikely of splashes at the Paris Games after a string of superb performances.

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Written by Sean Ingle
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/article/2024/may/14/kate-shortman-izzy-thorpe-artistic-swimming under the title “‘The ambition is gold’: Kate Shortman and Izzy Thorpe target Olympic splash”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.