Tired of their sport being seen as underwater ballet, Australiaâ€™s synchronised swimmers have stripped off their ornamental image in pursuit of a racier reputation in the build-up to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
Australian national team members have dumped the sequins and thick, China doll makeup in favour of smoky eyes, designer swimsuits and sexier routines.
A promotional shoot for Sonyâ€™s new waterproof MP3 player, leaked to The Courier-Mail, has revealed a more playful, and saucier, side of our dedicated synchro stars.
â€œWeâ€™re not a high-profile sport so Iâ€™m happy to get synchro out there,â€ London Olympian and Brisbane resident Bianca Hammett said. â€œSynchronised swimmers are often associated with loud costumes and makeup, so it was nice to portray a classier look and have fun with some contemporary dance moves.
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