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Swimmer Performs Synchronized Somersault at Asian Games

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A member of Japan's team does a somersault as they compete in the team free routine final synchronised swimming event. MARTIN BUREAU / AFP - Getty Images

A member of Japan's synchronized swimming team does a somersault as they compete in the free routine team event during the 2014 Asian Games at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Center in Incheon, South Korea on Monday. Japan finished second in the synchronized swimming team event, with China winning the gold and North Korea earning the bronze.

For the third time in the games' 63-year history, host South Korea has managed to bring together all 45 member states of the Olympic Council of Asia for a spectacle of sports that over the next two weeks will put the spotlight on more than 10,000 athletes vying for 439 gold medals.

— Associated Press