Watch: Mexican swimmers dance underwater to Akshay’s ‘Aila Re Aila’ at Rio

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 16, 2016 14:23 IST
Mexico's Karem Faride Achach Ramirez and Nuria Lidon Diosdado Garcia compete during the synchronized swimming duet free routine preliminary round in the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP)

Mexican synchronised swimming pair Karem Achach and Nuria Diosdado executed balletic underwater moves for Bollywood song ‘Aila Re Aila’ from Akshay Kumar’s 2010 comedy drama ‘Khatta Meetha’ at a Rio Olympics event.

Clad in sparkly costumes the Mexican pair did upside down splits and soared out of the pool with wide-open eyes.

Achach and Diosdado qualified for the next round after scoring 170.6601 points.

Athletes train as many as 10 hours per day to execute routines that blend swim moves like the backstroke with choreographed routines that include lifts and backflips - all without ever touching the bottom of the pool.

Karem Achach of Mexico and Nuria Diosdado of Mexico compete. (REUTERS)

(with inputs from Reuters)

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