One of my favorite Olympic sports is synchronized swimming.
I discovered the sport when, as a child, I stumbled upon the black and white, 1952 film "Million Dollar Mermaid" with Hollywood star Esther Williams.
Synchronized swimming (often abbreviated to synchro) was not Williams' Olympic goal or sport of interest. She had hoped to compete as a swimmer in the 1940 Olympics, but they were cancelled because of World War II. Her aquatic talents were put to immediate use in Hollywood where her blockbuster films popularized the sport.