COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State incoming freshmen Emily Armstrong and Ruby Remati of the synchronized swimming team are both representing their countries over the next two weeks in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Armstrong is part of Canada’s team that qualified for the games while Remati is an alternate for the US duet that qualified last month in Barcelona, Spain.
Armstrong has been a part of the Canadian national program since 2011 and has made nine appearances with the national team. She placed sixth in the duet at the 2018 FINA World Junior Championships with current OSU rising-junior Paige Hooper. Also in 2018, she helped Canada win the overall FINA World Series Super Final and then won gold in the team event at the 2019 Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru, securing Canada’s spot at Tokyo 2020.
Remati, who was originally born in Australia, became an American citizen and grew up in Massachusetts. At the age of 15, she moved to California to train full time with the US National Team. She earned a bronze medal as part of the duet and team at the 2019 Pan American Games. She then trained as an alternate with the duet team that competed this summer in the FINA Olympic Games Artistic Swimming Qualification Tournament in Barcelona. Remati was thrust into action for the finals after Anita Alvarez was unable to compete. She swam beautifully and helped secure the duet’s spot in Tokyo.
The artistic swim competition gets underway in Tokyo on August 2 and will wrap up with the team finals on August 7.
For more information on how to watch Olympic events in Tokyo and follow the Buckeyes who will be competing, visit: http://go.osu.edu/olympicbuckeyes.