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Karem Achach and Nuria Diosdado perform their synchronized swimming women’s duet free routine at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Photo: Getty

Yucatán’s Karem Achach and two other swimmers will represent Mexico when they compete this weekend in France.

The 8th Artistic Swimming French Open will take place in Paris from March 9 to 11.

The French Open will be the first leg of the season-long FINA Artistic Swimming World Series, which will feature some of the best synchronized swimmers in the world.

For Achach, Nuria Diosdado, and Joana Jiménez, the competition is part of their preparation for the Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia. They are traveling with trainer Adriana Loftus.

Each will perform individually and in pairs.

The 27-year-old athlete collected two silver medals each in both the women’s duet and team routine at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, and competed as a member of the Mexican delegation at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro the following year. It was her Olympic debut.

There, she and Diosdado scored 86.0667 to hand the Mexican duo an eleventh spot in the women’s duet final with 170.9935 total points.

Achach was raised in Mérida, where she attended the Colegio Renacimiento.

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