Mary Killman, who grew up in McKinney and attends Lindenwood University, finished fourth in the synchronized swimming free solo at the World University Games held in Kazan, Russia.

Killman’s score was 87.710. The Gold-Medal winner was Svetlana Romashina of Russia with a score of 98.020. Yukiko Inui of Japan and Linda Cerruti of Italy finished second and third, respectively.

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The United States team captured the bronze medal in the team event. Mariya Koroleva, who is Killman’s duet partner in synchronized swimming, was a member of the bronze medal team.

For Killman, the strong finish adds to her growing list of accomplishments. Earlier this year, Killman finished first in two events (solo, duet) in the U.S. Nationals in Greensboro, N.C.  She was also a first-place finisher at the U.S. Collegiate Nationals.

In 2012, Killman was an Olympian at the Summer Games in London. She and Koroleva finished 11th in the duet event.

Killman lives in St. Charles, Mo., and attends Lindenwood, majoring in Sports Management.

She says on her official website: “While becoming a full time student, I'm still going to continue to train in Synchronized Swimming with the team here, and who knows, maybe 2016 in Brazil is in my future! Thanks to everyone who supports me in my life every day! I'm so lucky to have the friends and family who support me at all times. Everyone needs a support system as strong and loving as mine!”

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Click here to read Killman's bio on the official USA Synchronized Swimming website. She also has a Facebook page.

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