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Abel on National Team which wins gold at FINA World Trophy Cup


Last updated 12/15/2006 at Noon

Fallbrook’s Brooke Abel was one of the US National Team members who took home a gold medal in synchronized swimming’s inaugural FINA World Trophy Cup.

Abel and her teammates earned a gold medal in the combo event, which incorporates five different routines into a seven-minute program. The United States had a score of 97.667 while Russia placed second with a score of 97.333 and Spain took third with a score of 96.667.

“That was just a really big jump for us,” Abel said of the gold medal. “Just getting first in one event was really good.”

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