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PR 74 - SWC 2014: Hungary’s Hosszu and Gyurta set WRs in Dubai

Sep 01, 2014 - Press Release

Lausanne (SUI), September 1, 2014 – Hungary took the spotlight at the second leg of the FINA/MASTBANK Swimming World Cup 2014 at Dubai’s Hamdan Sports complex (UAE) with Katinka Hosszu and Daniel Gyurta setting new World records. Ever-impressive Hosszu cleared the previous world mark in the women’s 200m IM, posting a 2:02.13 (1026 points). On day 2 in the heats, she smashed the World record in the women's 100m IM in 56.86, becoming the first woman to go under 57 seconds. In Dubai, Hosszu bagged eight gold and one bronze medal, the biggest tally ever registered at a single World Cup meet. Olympic and world champion Daniel Gyurta (HUN) established a new world mark in the men’s 200m breaststroke, clocking 2:00.48 (1004 points) to beat German Marco Koch by a small margin (2:01.28). Gyurta...

SWC 2014, Dubai Day 2: Hosszu sets two WRs and claims a record 8 wins

Sep 01, 2014 - Swimming World Cup

SWC 2014, Dubai Day 2: Hosszu sets two WRs and claims a record 8 wins

Mission accomplished for Hungarian Katinka Hosszu who claimed four more victories today for an overall tally of eight gold and one bronze medal. It is a premiere at a FINA Swimming World Cup meet that a swimmers registers so many wins in a single stage. Moreover, Hosszu smashed her eleventh World record in the heats in the women's 100m IM in 56.86 (she clocked 57.75 in the final). Hosszu becomes the first woman to go under 57 seconds. Still in the heats, Hosszu equalled in the women's 100m backstroke her European record set in Doha in 55.38, 15 hundredths of a second slower than Sakai's World record (55.23 in 2009 in Berlin) before settling for a time of 55.77 in the final.

PR 73 - Youth WP 2014 (W): USA clinches World Youth title in Madrid

Aug 31, 2014 - Press Release

Lausanne (SUI), August 31, 2014 – USA, whose team remained unbeaten in the seven-day tournament, won an intense battle against Canada in a tight 5-4 to clinch the title at the FINA World Women’s Youth Water Polo Championships (18 & Under), organised in Madrid, Spain from August 25-31, 2014. Two years ago at the inaugural edition in Perth (AUS), the American squad had finished at the podium’s door. In the battle for seventh and eighth places, host Spain crushed China 1-7 while Italy proved too strong for the Netherlands, winning 8-11 to take fifth spot in the overall standings. The battle for the minor medal played out between strong podium contenders, defending champion Greece and runner-up Hungary, with the Magyar team edging their rivals just by one goal (10-11) after penalties. ...

FINA World Water Polo Conference

World Water Polo Conference

Under the motto “Sharing the Magic of Team Sports”, FINA, in co-operation with the Mexican Swimming Federation, will organise on February 27-28, 2014 in Cancun (MEX) the FINA World Water Polo Conference.

This will be a unique opportunity for FINA’s Water Polo family to hear from established team sports, newly popular sports, and representatives from the Water Polo family about the new and innovative ideas they have used to ensure continued success.

The conference will provide dedicated leaders within Water Polo with an exciting platform where FINA delegates will meet international experts, drawing on their real-world learnings and giving practical tips to gain new insights and inspire visionary thinking that can be used in the future.

The FINA World Water Polo Conference will include:

• Inspiring success stories and key learnings from the established sport teams in the big leagues such as the NFL (American Football), NBA (Basketball), NHL (Ice Hockey), ICC (Cricket)
• Insights from the newly popular sports on how to break through the already crowded market and on how to capture the young audience’s attention and interest such as Rugby 7 and Beach Volleyball
• Views from sponsors and media partners perspectives including Arena, Dentsu, BrandActivator and Navigate Research
• Interesting success stories and input in Water Polo from both athletes and leaders

Before the conference begins, participating delegates will be “warmed-up” to the themes of the FINA World Water Polo Conference through a pre-survey that will be sent to all FINA Members Federations. Delegates can already think about which questions they would like to ask each of the speakers!

The conference will be highly interactive, featuring:

• A live Twitter Q&A
• Panel discussions, case studies and debates

Please check the most updated version of the Programme

Underlining the importance of this initiative, the FINA President Dr. Julio C. Maglione said: "FINA is necessarily attentive to the constant evolution in the sport market. In this changing world, many new trends and developments have been made in all areas: the Sport has changed into a business arena made of great Stars and memorable performances, the ways to transmit it have also evolved, and the audiences that follow our best athletes are also not comparable to what existed some decades ago."

Dr. Maglione naturally looks forward to organising this event for the benefit of the Sport:

"The FINA World Water Polo Conference is the latest step in giving this Sport the place it deserves among the top team games in the world. Pioneer at Olympic level, being on the Games’ programme since 1900, it is also a pillar of Aquatics and is practiced in the five continents. This rendezvous in Cancun is primarily a forum of interaction and exchange of ideas and experiences, constituting a very healthy exercise that will certainly allow us to move forward in the right direction."

As with previous FINA World Conferences or Conventions, FINA will provide travel assistance, accommodation and three meals per day for one representative from each National Member Federation to attend the FINA World Water Polo Conference.