Jenna Randall: Synchronized Swimming
British synchronized swimmer Jenna Randall will represent Great Britain in the duet and team events at the London Games, performing with her synchronized swimming partner of over six years, Olivia Federici. The duo recently made waves at the World Championships in Shanghai, moving into the eighth seed worldwide in the duet. Randall comes from a family of avid swimmers – her oldest sister, Tia, is retired, but her sister Asha competes with her on Britain’s National squad.
Who’s your Olympic idol and why?
Michael Phelps, because he is an amazing athlete – he’s truly perfect at his sport and has achieved so much. Incredible!
What is your earlier memory of watching the Summer Games?
The 2004 Summer Games in Athens, watching the synchronized swimming on TV.
If you weren’t competing in your sport, which one do you think you’d like to try?
What is your favorite thing about the Games?
It’s where the best of the best from all around the world come together and show the world their amazing talent and dedication!
What do you love the most about your sport?
It’s artistic and very different from most sports. Not many people can do it.
What do you hope people take away from seeing the Games hosted in your home country?
That they will try and get involved with more sports, especially synchro.
Outside of competition, what are you looking to do in London during the Games?
To meet up with family that live in London and do a bit of shopping.
Aside from your sport, what else do you love to do?
I love to watch and perform in the theater.
What special talent do you wish you had?
To sing like Beyoncé!
What’s your favorite thing to do in London?
Go see the sites and shop.
Favorite British band?
Coldplay — great music and musicians.
Favorite British actor/actress?
Hugh Grant because he is a ledge.
Favorite British TV show?
‘The Only Way is Essex’ (a.k.a. ‘TOWIE’) because it’s hilarious.