February 6, 2014 -- The United States' Kimberly and Cassidy Palmer are set to make history over the weekend as they compete in the pas de deux competition at the 2014 FEI World Cup Vaulting Final in Bordeaux, France. This is the first year the division will be held at the annual FEI championship as it joins the Individual Male and Female competition and will run February 7-8.
The Palmer sisters head to Bordeaux in strong form after earning top finishes during the World Cup qualifying season. They began their quest to the Finals with a win in Stuttgart, Germany in November before collecting a third-place finish two weeks later at the CVI-W Paris to close out the month. Their last prep for the inaugural Final came in Austria at CVI-W Salzburg where they once again placed third among a strong field.
Pas de deux competition at the FEI World Cup Vaulting Final will host four entries from three countries including Austria, Germany, and the United States.
The two-round competition, consisting of two Freestyle performances, begins Friday at 11:45am local time.
The second round of competition can be seen live on FEI TV here.
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