Anita Alvarez of Kenmore and Victoria Woroniecki of Palm Coast, Fla., finished 12th in the duet tech final with 83.4715 points Sunday in the FINA World Synchronized Swimming Championships in Budapest, Hungary. They had qualified for the final with a 12th-place finish in the preliminary competition on Friday.
"They swam more confident and much closer," said Lolli Montico, the National Training Center head coach for USA Synchro. "I'm very happy with their performance. Victoria is 16 years old and the youngest swimming in the final."
Russia's Alexandra Patskevich and Svetlana Kolesnichenko won the gold with 95.0515 points.
Rachel Jager of Williamsville swam with the U.S. entry in the Team Tech event on Sunday. The U.S. placed 11th in the preliminary with 82.1080 points. Russia was first with 95.0121 points. Team USA will compete in the team tech final on Tuesday.
The U.S. mixed duet team of Bill May (Cicero) and Kanako Spendlove will compete in the mixed duet tech final today. They were third in the preliminary on Saturday.