The All-Time Olympic Standings

Here’s the list of all Olympic finishes for each country over the history of the sport starting in 1984, the first time synchronized swimming was in the Olympic Games. If a year is not listed in the table, it means the country did not participate that year. If a nation does not appear on this page, it simply means it has not competed in the Olympics yet.

As a reminder, it was only solo and duet events in 1984, 1988 and 1992. Teams first appeared at the Olympics in 1996, and they were the only event that year.  The solo event was discontinued after the 1992 Olympics.

You can find the results from countries that do not exist anymore (i.e. Soviet Union, West Germany, Czechoslovakia etc.) at the bottom of the page.

ARGENTINA
Solo Duet Team
2012 —- 22nd DNQ
2016 —- 19th DNQ
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Etel Sánchez & Sofia Sánchez (2016)
  • Total appearances: 2
ARUBA
Solo Duet Team
1988 18th 15th —-
  • Swimmer for best solo finish: Roswitha Lopez (1988)
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Yvette Thuis & Roswitha Lopez (1988)
  • Total appearances: 1
AUSTRALIA
Solo Duet Team
1984 12th 13th —-
1988 16th 13th —-
1992 18th 16th —-
2000 —- 16th 8th
2004 —- 24th DNQ
2008 —- 21st 7th
2012 —- 23rd 8th
2016 —- 24th 8th
  • Swimmer for best solo finish: Donella Burridge (1984)
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Donella Burridge & Lisa Steanes (1984), Lisa Lieschke & Semon Rohloff (1988)
  • Swimmers for best team finish: Amberger, Bentley, Bombell, Domrow, Glez, Leal-Ramirez, Otte, Reid, Walsh (2008)
  • Total appearances: 8
AUSTRIA
Solo Duet Team
1984 10th 10th —-
1992 17th 13th —-
2008 —- 22nd DNQ
2012 —- 19th DNQ
2016 —- 12th DNQ
  • Swimmer for best solo finish: Alexandra Worisch (1984)
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Eva-Maria Edinger & Alexandra Worisch (1984)
  • Total appearances: 5
BARBADOS
Solo Duet Team
1984 11th DNQ —-
  • Swimmer for best solo finish: Chemene Sinson (1984)
  • Total appearances: 1
BELARUS
Solo Duet Team
2000 —- 19th DNQ
2004 —- 19th DNQ
2008 —- 17th DNQ
2016 —- 21st DNQ
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Katsiaryna Kulpo & Nastassia Parfenava (2008)
  • Total appearances: 4
BELGIUM
Solo Duet Team
1984 15th 15th —-
1988 17th DNQ —-
  • Swimmer for best solo finish: Patricia Serneels (1984)
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Katia Overfeldt & Patricia Serneels (1984)
  • Total appearances: 2
BRAZIL
Solo Duet Team
1984  13th 11th —-
1988 15th 12th —-
1992 16th 15th —-
2000 —- 12th DNQ
2004 —- 12th DNQ
2008 —- 13th DNQ
2012 —- 13th DNQ
2016 —- 13th 6th
  • Swimmer for best solo finish: Paula Carvalho (1984)
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Paula Carvalho & Tessa Carvalho (1984)
  • Swimmers for best team finish:  Borges, Bruno, Feres, Feres, Lobo, Miccuci, Molinos, Nogueira, Teixeira (2016)
  • Total appearances: 8
BULGARIA
Solo Duet Team
2004 —- 20th DNQ
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Assia Anastassova & Bogdana Zareva (2004)
  • Total appearances: 1
CANADA
Solo Duet Team
1984  2nd 2nd —-
1988 1st 1st —-
1992 1st 2nd —-
1996 —- —- 2nd
2000 —- 5th 3rd
2004 —- 6th 5th
2008 —- 6th 4th
2012 —- 4th 4th
2016 —- 7th DNQ
  • Swimmer for best solo finish: Carolyn Waldo (1988), Sylvie Frechette (1992)
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Michelle Cameron & Carolyn Waldo (1988)
  • Swimmers for best team finish: Alexander, Bremner, Clark, Fonteyne, Frechette, Hould-Marchand, Kulesza, Larsen, Read, Woodley (1996)
  • Total appearances: 9
CHINA
Solo Duet Team
1988 11th 9th —-
1992 10th 8th —-
1996 —- —- 7th
2000 —- 7th 7th
2004 —- 7th 6th
2008 —- 4th 3rd
2012 —- 3rd 2nd
2016 —- 2nd 2nd
  • Swimmer for best solo finish: Tan Min (1992)
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Huang Xuechen & Sun Wenyan (2016)
  • Swimmers for best team finish: Chang, Chen, Huang, Jiang, Jiang, Liu, Luo, Sun, Wu (2012) ; Gu, Guo, Huang, Li, Liang, Sun, Tang, Yin, Zeng, Zhen (2016)
  • Total appearances: 8
COLOMBIA
Solo Duet Team
2016 —- 16th DNQ
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Estefanía Álvarez & Mónica Arango (2016)
  • Total appearances: 1
CUBA
Solo Duet Team
2000 —- 18th DNQ
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Kenia Pérez & Yamisleidys Romay (2000)
  • Total appearances: 1
CZECH REPUBLIC
Solo Duet Team
2000 —- 15th DNQ
2004 —- 14th DNQ
2008 —- 18th DNQ
2012 —- 14th DNQ
2016 —- 18th DNQ
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Soňa Bernardová & Ivana Bursová (2004); Soňa Bernardová & Alžběta Dufková (2012)
  • Total appearances: 5
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Solo Duet Team
1984 DNQ 14th —-
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Ximena Carias & Maribel Solis (1984)
  • Total appearances: 1
EGYPT
Solo Duet Team
1984 16th 17th —-
2000 —- 20th DNQ
2004 —- 21st DNQ
2008 —- 24th 8th
2012 —- 24th 7th
2016 —- 23rd 7th
  • Swimmer for best solo finish: Dahlia Mokbel (1984)
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Dahlia Mokbel & Sahar Youssef (1984)
  • Swimmers for best team finish: Abdalazem, Abdelrahman, El-Afandi, El-Gebaly, Hassounah, Khallaf, Mohamed, Omar, Darwish (2012); Abdelmoez, Ahmed, Aly, Elayoubi, Elmaghrabi, Hassanien, Negmeldin, Saafan, Saafan (2016)
  • Total appearances: 6
FINLAND
Solo Duet Team
1992 19th DNQ —-
  • Swimmer for best solo finish: Liisa Laurila (1992)
  • Total appearances: 1
FRANCE
Solo Duet Team
1984 7th 7th —-
1988 4th 4th —-
1992 5th 5th —-
1996 —- —- 5th
2000 —- 3rd 4th
2004 —- 5th DNQ
2008 —- 11th DNQ
2012 —- 10th DNQ
2016 —- 8th DNQ
  • Swimmer for best solo finish: Muriel Hermine (1988)
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Virginie Dedieu & Myriam Lignot (2000)
  • Swimmers for best team finish: Bouhier, Dedieu, Fabre, Glez, Le Bozec, Lignot, Massardier, Rathier (2000)
  • Total appearances: 9
GERMANY
Solo Duet Team
1992 14th 14th —-
  • Swimmer for best solo finish: Monika Müller (1992)
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Monika Müller & Margit Schreib (1992)
  • Total appearances: 1

Germany was dissolved into East and West Germany during the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games. It appeared again as a unified team beginning at the 1992 Olympics. See the bottom of the page for West Germany results.

GREAT BRITAIN
Solo Duet Team
1984 6th 4th —-
1988 6th 7th —-
1992 7th 6th —-
2008 —- 14th DNQ
2012 —- 9th 6th
2016 —- 17th DNQ
  • Swimmer for best solo finish: Caroline Holmyard (1984); Nicola Shearn (1988)
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Caroline Holmyard & Carolyn Wilson (1984)
  • Swimmers for best team finish: Baker, Clark, Dawkins, Allison-Federici, Knobbs, Lucass, Randall, Randall, Skelton (2012)
  • Total appearances: 6
GREECE
Solo Duet Team
1992 6th DNQ —-
2000 —- 13th DNQ
2004 —- 9th 8th
2008 —- 19th DNQ
2012 —- 8th DNQ
2016 —- 10th DNQ
  • Swimmer for best solo finish: Christina Thalassinidou (1992)
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Evangelia Platanioti & Despoina Solomou (2012)
  • Swimmers for best team finish: Anastasiou, Christodoulou, Ftouli, Georgiou, Gouda, Ioannou, Koutsoudi, Pelekanou (2004)
  • Total appearances: 6
HUNGARY
Solo Duet Team
2000 —- 23rd DNQ
2012 —- 21st DNQ
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Eszter Czékus & Szofi Kiss (2012)
  • Total appearances: 2
ISRAEL
Solo Duet Team
2004 —- 17th DNQ
2008 —- 15th DNQ
2012 —- 17th DNQ
2016 —- 20th DNQ
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Anastasia Gloushkov& Inna Yoffe (2008)
  • Total appearances: 4
ITALY
Solo Duet Team
1984 14th DNQ —-
1992 12th 10th —-
1996 —- —- 6th
2000 —- 6th 6th
2004 —- 8th 7th
2008 —- 7th DNQ
2012 —- 7th DNQ
2016 —- 6th 5th
  • Swimmer for best solo finish: Paola Celli (1992)
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Maurizia Cecconi & Alessia Lucchini (2000); Linda Cerruti & Costanza Ferro (2016)
  • Swimmers for best team finish: Bozzo, Callegari, Cattaneo, Cerruti, Deidda, Ferro, Flamini, Perrupato, Sgarzi (2016)
  • Total appearances: 8
JAPAN
Solo Duet Team
1984 3rd 3rd —-
1988 3rd 3rd —-
1992 3rd 3rd —-
1996 —- —- 3rd
2000 —- 2nd 2nd
2004 —- 2nd 2nd
2008 —- 3rd 5th
2012 —- 5th 5th
2016 —- 3rd 3rd
  • Swimmer for best solo finish: Miwako Motoyoshi (1984); Mikako Kotani (1988); Fumiko Okuno (1992)
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Miya Tachibana & Miho Takeda (2000, 2004)
  • Swimmers for best team finish: Egami, Fuji, Isoda, Jimbo, Tachibana, Takeda, Tatsumi, Yoneda, Yoneda (2000); Fujimaru, Harada, Kitao, Suzuki, Tachibana, Takea, Tatsumi, Yoneda (2004)
  • Total appearances: 9
KAZAKHSTAN
Solo Duet Team
2000 —- 22nd DNQ
2004 —- 18th DNQ
2008 —- 20th DNQ
2012 —- 15th DNQ
2016 —- 15th DNQ
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Anna Kulkina & Aigerim Zhexembinova (2012); Alexandra & Yekaterina Nemich (2016)
  • Total appearances: 5
MEXICO
Solo Duet Team
1984 DNQ 8th —-
1988 10th 8th —-
1992 11th 9th —-
1996 —- —- 8th
2000 —- 9th DNQ
2004 —- 16th DNQ
2008 —- 19th DNQ
2012 —- 18th DNQ
2016 —- 11th DNQ
  • Swimmer for best solo finish: Lourdes Candini (1988)
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Claudia Novelo & Pilar Ramírez (1984); Sonia Cárdeñas & Lourdes Candini (1988)
  • Swimmers for best team finish: Aguilar, Gonzalez, Guzman, Leal, Leal, Medina, Ramirez, Reich, Reich, Vila (1996)
  • Total appearances: 9
THE NETHERLANDS
Solo Duet Team
1984 4th 6th —-
1992 8th 7th —-
2004 —- 13th DNQ
2008 —- 9th DNQ
  • Swimmer for best solo finish: Marijke Engelen (1984)
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Catrien Eijken & Marijke Engelen (1984)
  • Total appearances: 4
NEW ZEALAND
Solo Duet Team
1984 DNQ 12th —-
2008 —- 23rd DNQ
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Katie Sadleir & Lynette Sadleir (1984)
  • Total appearances: 2
NORTH KOREA
Solo Duet Team
2000 —- 17th DNQ
2008 —- 16th DNQ
2012 —- 16th DNQ
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Kim Yong-Mi & Wang Ok-Gyong (2008); Jang Hyang-Mi & Jong Yon-Hui (2012)
  • Total appearances: 3
PUERTO RICO
Solo Duet Team
2004 —- 23rd DNQ
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Luña del Mar Aguiliú & Leilani Torres (2004)
  • Total appearances: 1
RUSSIA
Solo Duet Team
1996 —- —- 4th
2000 —- 1st 1st
2004 —- 1st 1st
2008 —- 1st 1st
2012 —- 1st 1st
2016 —- 1st 1st
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Olga Brusnikina & Mariya Kiselyova (2000);  Anastasia Davydova & Anastasia Ermakova (2004, 2008); Natalia Ischenko & Svetlana Romashina (2012, 2016)
  • Swimmers for best team finish: Antonova, Azarova, Brusnikina, Kisseleva, Novokshchenova, Pershina, Soya, Vasilyeva, Vasyukova (2000); Azarova, Brusnikina, Davydova, Ermakova, Gromova, Khasyanova, Kisseleva, Novokshchenova, Shorina (2004); Davidova, Ermakova, Gromova, Ischenko, Khasyanova, Kuzhela, Ovchinnikova, Romashina, Shorina (2008); Davydova, Gromova, Ischenko, Khasyanova, Korobova, Patskevich, Romashina, Shishkina, Timanina (2012); Chigireva, Ischenko, Kolesnichenko, Patskevitch, Prokofyeva, Romashina, Shishkina, Shurochkina, Topilina (2016)
  • Total appearances: 6
SLOVAKIA
Solo Duet Team
2000 —- 24th DNQ
2004 —- 22nd DNQ
2016 —- 22nd DNQ
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Veronika Feriancová & Katarína Havlíková (2004); Nada Daabousová & Jana Labáthová (2016)
  • Total appearances: 3
SOUTH KOREA
Solo Duet Team
1988 12th 11th —-
2000 —- 10th DNQ
2004 —- 14th DNQ
2012 —- 12th DNQ
  • Swimmer for best solo finish: Ha Su-Gyeong (1988)
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Jang Yoon-kyeong & Yoo Na-mi (2000)
  • Total appearances: 4
SOUTH AFRICA
Solo Duet Team
1992 DNQ 17th —-
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Amanda Taylor & Loren Wulfsohn (1992)
  • Total appearances: 1
SPAIN
Solo Duet Team
1984 17th 16th —-
1988 14th 14th —-
1992 13th 11th —-
2000 —- 8th DNQ
2004 —- 4th 4th
2008 —- 2nd 2nd
2012 —- 2nd 3rd
2016 —- 5th DNQ
  • Swimmer for best solo finish: Eva Lopez (1992)
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Andrea Fuentes & Gemma Mengual (2008); Ona Carbonell & Andrea Fuentes (2012)
  • Swimmers for best team finish: Cabello, Corral, Fuentes, Mengual, Henriquez, Lopez, Moron, Rodriguez, Tirados (2008)
  • Total appearances: 8
SWEDEN
Solo Duet Team
1988 9th DNQ —-
  • Swimmer for best solo finish: Marie Jacobsson (1988)
  • Total appearances: 1
SWITZERLAND
Solo Duet Team
1984 8th 5th —-
1988 5th 5th —-
1992 15th 12th —-
2000 —- 11th DNQ
2004 —- 10th DNQ
2008 —- 12th DNQ
2012 —- 20th DNQ
2016 —- 14th DNQ
  • Swimmer for best solo finish: Karin Singer (1988)
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Edith Boss & Karin Singer (1984, 1988)
  • Total appearances: 8
UKRAINE
Solo Duet Team
2000 —- 14th DNQ
2004 —- 11th DNQ
2008 —- 8th DNQ
2012 —- 6th DNQ
2016 —- 4th 4th
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Lolita Ananasova & Anna Voloshyna (2016)
  • Swimmers for best team finish: Ananasova, Grechykhina, Iushko, Sabada, Sadurska, Sydorenko, Savchuk, Voloshyna, Zolotarova (2016)
  • Total appearances: 5
U.S.A
Solo Duet Team
1984 1st 1st —-
1988 2nd 2nd —-
1992 1st 1st —-
1996 —- —- 1st
2000 —- 4th 5th
2004 —- 3rd 3rd
2008 —- 5th 5th
2012 —- 11th DNQ
2016 —- 9th DNQ
  • Swimmer for best solo finish: Tracie Ruiz (1984); Kristen Babb-Sprague (1992)
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Candy Costie & Tracie Ruiz (1984); Karen & Sarah Josephson (1992)
  • Swimmers for best team finish: Bianco, Cleland, Dyroen-Lancer,  Lesueur, Pease, Savery, Schneyder, Simmons-Carrasco, Sudduth, Thien (1996)
  •  Total appearances: 9
VENEZUELA
Solo Duet Team
1984 9th DNQ —-
1988 13th DNQ —-
1992 9th DNQ —-
2000 —- 21st DNQ
  • Swimmer for best solo finish: Ana Amicarella (1984); María Elena Giusti (1992)
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Jenny Castro & Virginia Ruíz (2000)
  • Total appearances: 4

– Miscellaneous –

Because history, geography and sports are all linked, we have also results available from countries who used to exist at some point in time, but do not anymore. You will find them listed below in alphabetical order.

CZECHOSLOVAKIA
Solo Duet Team
1992 20th DNQ —-
  • Swimmer for best solo finish: Lucie Svrčinová (1992)
  • Total appearances: 1

Czechoslovakia dissolved into the Czech Republic and Slovakia after the 1992 Olympic Games.

INDEPENDENT OLYMPIC PARTICIPANTS
Solo Duet Team
1992 21st 18th —-
  • Swimmer for best solo finish: Marija Senica (1992)
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Maja Kos & Vanja Mičeta (1992)
  • Total appearances: 1

During the 1992 Olympics, athletes from the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Republic of Macedonia competed as Independent Olympic Participants. Macedonian athletes could not appear under their own flag because their NOC had not been formed. The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) was under United Nations sanctions preventing the country from taking part in the Olympics. However, individual Yugoslav athletes were allowed to compete as Independent Olympic Participants.

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
Solo Duet Team
1984 DNQ 18th —-
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Esther Croes & Nicole Hoevertsz (1984)
  • Total appearances: 1

The Netherlands Antilles was a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The country came into being in 1954 and was dissolved in 2010. 

SOVIET UNION
Solo Duet Team
1988 7th 6th —-
  • Swimmer for best solo finish: Christina Thalassinidou (1988)
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Mariya Chernyayeva & Tatyana Titova (1988)
  • Total appearances: 1

The Soviet Union dissolved into 15 separate states (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan) between the 1988 and 1992 Olympics. In 1992, all of the former Soviet republics except the Baltic ones (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania) competed as part of the Unified Team (see below). Starting at the 1996 Olympic Games, all post-Soviet states competed independently.

UNIFIED TEAM
Solo Duet Team
1992 4th 4th —-
  • Swimmer for best solo finish: Olga Sedakova (1992)
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Anna Kozlova & Olga Sedakova (1992)
  • Total appearances: 1

After the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991, the former Soviet states (except the Baltic states) competed together at the 1992 Olympics as the Unified Team.

WEST GERMANY
Solo Duet Team
1984 5th 9th —-
1988 8th 10th —-
  • Swimmer for best solo finish: Gudrun Hänisch (1984)
  • Swimmers for best duet finish: Gudrun Hänisch & Gerlind Scheller (1984)
  • Total appearances: 2

West Germany existed as a team from the 1968 Olympic Games until the 1988 Olympics. 

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