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PR 92 - SWC 2014: Le Clos and Hosszu close to overall title

Oct 29, 2014 - Press Release

Lausanne (SUI), October 29, 2014 - Hungary’s Kazinka Hosszu continued amassing gold medals in the 2014 edition of the FINA/MASTBANK Swimming World Cup, earning seven more titles in the sixth leg of the series, held in Tokyo (JPN) on October 28-29. The Magyar swimmer was the best in the 200m free, 100m and 200m backstroke, 200m butterfly, 100m, 200m and 400m individual medley. Moreover, she was also the best female performer of the meet, with her 57.74 effort in the 100m IM (985 points).Still in the women’s field, Fran Halsall (GBR), Mireia Belmonte (ESP) and Inge Dekker (NED) were the remaining multi-gold medallists in the Japanese capital. Halsall touched first in the 50m and 100m free, and 50m back, while Belmonte was the fastest in the 400m and 800m free, and Dekker in the 50m and 100m ...

SWC 2014: Tokyo Day 2: Kosuke Hagino sets the 200m IM World Cup record

Oct 29, 2014 - Swimming World Cup

SWC 2014: Tokyo Day 2: Kosuke Hagino sets the 200m IM World Cup record

Japan’s ace Kosuke Hagino won the 200 metres individual medley in a World Cup record of 1:51.27 (24.22, 28.11/52.33, 32.50/1:24.83, 26.44/1:51.27). Earlier in the session he had won also the 200m freestyle. Today, Katinka Hosszu won four more gold medals, while Chad Le Clos swept the butterfly events winning also the 100 metres. The Hungarian and South African were the best performers of the meet, respectively with 985 points in the 100 individual medley and 982 points in the 200 butterfly. In this meet Hosszu won 10 medals, of which seven gold, two silver and a bronze. Overall, the “Iron Lady” has now a collection of 49 gold medals. Chad Le Clos (RSA) and Katinka Hosszu (HUN)

SWC 2014: Tokyo Day 1: Hosszu and Le Clos consolidate their lead; Meilutyte lose…

Oct 28, 2014 - Swimming World Cup

SWC 2014: Tokyo Day 1: Hosszu and Le Clos consolidate their lead; Meilutyte loses in the 100m breaststroke

For the fifth consecutive year the “Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Centre” is hosting a FINA World Cup meet, this time for the penultimate leg of the seven-meet series. Some of the world’s best swimmers have gathered here, including the World Cup’s leaders Katinka Hosszu, of Hungary, and Chad Le Clos, of South Africa. Moreover, the elite of the Japanese Swimming Federation led by Daichi Suzuki, the unforgettable winner of the 100m backstroke at the 1988 Seoul’s Olympics, swimming under water for most of the distance, is also competing in Tokyo. Among the best Japanese are the versatile Kosuke Hagino and Daiya Seto, the backstroker Irie and the breaststroker Kanako Watanabe. Hosszu is going into this meet with 39 gold medals won in the previous five legs of the series, plus three silv...

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.