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Elise Marcotte will be representing Canada in the duet Synchronized Swimming event at the Commonwealth Games which will take place in Delhi next month. The soon to be 22 year old did an exclusive interview with TheSportsCampus where she described Synchronized Swimming as a sport that comprises of both, artistic as well as technical elements.
Marcotte, who began her sojourn with the sport at the adorable age of 5, spends a phenomenal 40 hours a week on training. She qualified on the National AA team at a young age, and now devotes her entire time focussing on international events. Her last outing was at the Japan Open in May where she was part of the team event. Elise was part of the Canadian team that narrowly missed out on a medal, finishing 4th at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
Her only apprehensions about coming over to Delhi for the Games is getting over the jet lag as quickly as possible, and adjusting to the food. Marcotte is a little disappointed that the events only include duet and solo, and there is no team event at the Delhi Games, depriving her of the usual company of her teammates. Despite that Elise said,Â "We want to have really good performances on both programs and win!"
Looking ahead Elise shared that will be participating in the World Trophy in December, FINA World Aquatics Championships next July and will also kick-start her Olympic qualifying campaign at the Pan American Games in October next year.
SOME FUN STUFF
1. Someone you wish you could have brought along with you for the games?
2. The car/bike you drive/ride? One that you would like to own in the future?
I would like to have a BMW!
3. Favorite film?
The Proposal... or any movie like that.
4. Favorite cuisine?
5. Favorite other sport?
6. Favorite book?
Any books of Mary Higgins Clark or Katy Reich
7. Favorite gizmo / gadget?
8. If you were not a sportsperson you would have liked to be a...
At my age studying in another country and doing a masters.
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