Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Native Currents. Discussion »
LONDON, ENGLAND Citizen Potawatomi Mary Killman and Mariya Koroleva finished eleventh in the duet synchronized swimming competition in the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Citizen Potawatomi Mary Killman and Her Duet Partner Mariya Koroleva
Killman, 21, who has been rigorously training for the summer games can now relax and enjoy the rest of the competition before heading back to the United States.
In a sport that used to be dominated by the United States, this year team did not even qualify for the team event. To their credit, the duo, known as MK2 because they share the same initials, represents the only United States competitors in Synchro at the London Games.
The Gold Medal winners in Synchro went to Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina from Russia. The Russian duo has not lost an Olympic Synchro event since the 1996 Atlantic Olympic Games.
Killman, at only twenty one years old, has a great future a head of her. She was name to the United States National team in 2009. In 2010, she was named the USA Synchro Athlete of the Year. In 2010, Killman finished first in solo competition in the United States Nationals and fourth in solo competition at the China Open and third in the Spanish Open.
Killman lives in the San Francisco bay area in Santa Clara, California. She was born in Ada, Oklahoma.
posted August 7, 2012 11:40 am edt