Busy May and more aquatics to go for Japan in June
On the way to the FINA Water Polo World League 2010 Super Final, the Asia-Oceania Preliminary Round has successfully ended at the Osaka Pool in Osaka, Japan, on May 23, 2010. In the men’s field, Australia, China, Kazakhstan, New Zealand, Iran and Japan, totaling about 90 players took part in the games. Australia finished first, China second and Japan third. In the women’s field, a total of 60 players from Australia, China, Kazakhstan and Japan participated. China came out victorious, while Australia and Kazakhstan finished second and third respectively.
China will be a very strong rival for Japan at the Asian Games to be held in China in November this year.
In May, another aquatic discipline attracted public attention; Japan Open 2010, the country’s Synchronised Swimming Championships. 14 countries (Brazil, Canada, China, Taipei, France, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Ukraine and USA) together with Japan took part in the event, totaling 279 swimmers. Japan Open 2010 was held at the Tokyo-Tatsumi International Swimming Complex on May 2- 5, 2010. Japan’s new synchronised swimming team was named “Mermaid Japan”. Yumi Adachi (bronze in the Solo event), Yukiko Inui and Chisa Kobayashi (bronze in the Duet event) performed well.
In all events (Solo, Duet and Team), Canada offered a fantastic show. Boudreau-Gagnon Marie-Pierre won the Solo and together with Isaac Chloe, they took gold in the Duet event.
On May 30, 2010, the Japan Swimming Federation will hold its Meeting at the Kishi Memorial Buildings in Tokyo, Japan.
In June (4-6), the Japan Swimming Open 2010 (Long Course) will be held at the Tokyo-Tatsumi International Swimming Complex.