Encouraging start to 2017 for Shortman and Thorpe

12 Mar 2017

Kate Shortman and Isabelle Thorpe enjoyed an encouraging start to the season at the first leg of the inaugural Synchronised Swimming World Series in Paris.

The young British duet finished 11th in the Duet Free competition in France, scoring 77.4667 in both prelim and final.

Performing a new routine for the first time on the international stage, Shortman and Thorpe’s score was less than a point shy of Oliva Federici and Katie Clark's tally at the same competition 12 months ago.

Federici and Clarke went on to qualify for and compete at the Rio 2016 Olympics later in the year.

Watch Kate Shortman and Isabelle Thorpe's Free Duet Final routine below.