Synchronized swimming is an easy target for television comedians, implying that it is not a sport that requires the athleticism of other Olympic events. This Japanese swimmer hyperventilated and fainted at the end of the team's routine. It was apparently a case of nerves, not a lack of fitness. Full story at: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26360048/
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A member of the Japan synchronized swim team is tended by teammates after an incident during competion in the synchronised swimming team event free routine final at the National Aquatics Center on Day 15 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 23, 2008 in Beijing, China.