Palo Alto's Chesnie Cheung won a pair of gold medals to help Team USA Team finish off a highly successful week at the UANA Pan American Synchronized Swimming Championships last week in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
U.S. swimmers swept the team finals in three divisions -- junior, 13-15 plus 12-and-under -- and won two golds in duet and one more in solo at the championships. It is the first time the U.S. has finished higher than Canada in the team competition since 2007.
"We are so proud of the athletes representing the USA. It has been a long summer of training for them to come together as a team," said Julie Fabsik-Swarts, USA Synchro Executive Director.
In the 12-and-under duet final, Cheung and Caitlyn Hoang won gold at 126.1335. Cheung and Hoang are both on the U.S. 12-and-Under National Team and the Santa Clara Aquamaids. Cheung also won a gold medal in the team competition for the Aquamaids.