Men can compete in Olympic artistic swimming for the first time at the 2024 Paris Games, World Aquatics said on Thursday.
Approval from the International Olympic Committee means a maximum of two men can be selected among eight athletes in the team event that is due to include 10 nations.
Artistic swimming, formerly known as synchronized swimming until 2017, has been in the Olympic Games since 1984 and this will be the first time that men have been eligible for the discipline.
Men have been allowed to compete in the discipline at the World Aquatics Championships since 2015 – at the inaugural mixed duet event in Kazan, Russia, the gold medal was won by Bill May and Christina Jones for the United States.
At the 2022 World Championships in Budapest, the mixed duet was won by Italians Giorgio Minisini and Lucrezia Ruggiero in a 13-nation contest.
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