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Rio de Janeiro's Fluminense and Flamengo win Water Polo National Trophy

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The Fluminense Football Club and Clube Regatas do Flamengo from Rio de Janeiro both won the Brazilian Water Polo National Trophy in the men's and women's field, respectively.

In the men’s final, the Fluminense team defeated Botafogo 6-5 in an exciting and dramatic match. Fluminense's Gabriel Reis was the great scorer of the match, with to winning shots. Leonardo Real of Hebraica Club was the top scorer of the competition with a total 21 goals.

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Canadian athletes set to take on the World’s best in Shanghai

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Members of Canada’s World Aquatic Championships competing in Water Polo, Diving, Swimming and Synchronized swimming, showed great enthusiasm and confidence on June 7 during a news conference in Montreal prior to their departure for Shanghai, China, where they will face the toughest challenge prior to London 2012.

Athletes are aiming for podium performances and establishing their rightful place on the world scene at the 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai from July 16-31.

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Young talents make their mark at Japan Open

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Japanese young breaststrokers start making their mark on the international swimming scene, as seen at the Japan Open 2011 held in Osaka from May 20-22.

Kanako Watanabe made terrific progress among women’s breaststrokers. She's just 14, not big (163.5cm and 54.5kg) and still a junior high-school girl. In Osaka, she won three events: the 50m in 31.83, the 100m in 1:07.10 and the and 200m in 2:23.90.

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Brazil's team for world titles announced

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BRAThe Brazilian National Team for the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai (CHN) this July has been announced. In all, 20 swimmers were selected to dispute the event in China. The Maria Lenk Trophy, the Brazilian national championships, was the last trials for the swimmers. The country's greatest athletes have their Shanghai tickets: Cesar Cielo, Thiago Pereira, Felipe França and Kaio Marcio de Almeida.

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Japan's talents set for Shanghai qualifier

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A big swim meet is coming up this weekend: The Japan Open 2011 (50m) will be held at Namihaya-Dome in Kadoma of Osaka, Japan, from May 20-22 2011. The Japan Open 2011 is a trial for the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China, this July.

Japan's famous breaststroke aces Kosuke Kitajima and Naoya Tomita are in good shape and expected to swim well at the Japan Open.

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Gorman takes Crippen memorial swim in style

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MAY 9, 2011 - Queensland distance swimmer Melissa Gorman has continued her outstanding form in 2011, this time against world-class opposition in the US to win the Fran Crippen Safety Swim in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the weekend.

Set up to honour the late Francis ‘Fran’ Crippen, who tragically passed away during an open water swim in the UAE in October last year, Gorman was able to get the better of her US opponents Christine Jennings and Eva Fabian winning the 10km swim and sending a clear message ahead of the world championships to be held in Shanghai in July.

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T & T second at CARIFTA Swim

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Despite a valiant last day effort from the Trinidad and Tobago CARIFTA Swim Team, Guadeloupe was crowned the champions of the 26th edition of the CARIFTA Swimming Championships at the Aquatic Centre in Barbados. Guadeloupe amassed 736.50 points to T & T's 679 and Bahamas 610.

T & T missed vital on points on the day due to the withdrawal of Dylan Carter. Carter was out of all Day four action, as he sustained an injury in his gold medal winning 100m freestyle performance. T & T in all won 46 medals consisting of 12 gold, 17 silver and 17 bronze. Carter accounted for five of those gold medals from his three days at the meet.

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Japanese swimmers selected for the Worlds

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The Japan Swimming Trials for the FINA World Championships in Shanghai this July successfully ended at the Hironoshin Furuhashi Memorial Swimming Center in Hamamatsu, Japan, on April 11.

The Japan Swimming Federation announced at a press conference a day after that 22 swimmers (see below), among which Kosuke Kitajima, Naoya Tomita, Takeshi Matsuda, Ryosuke Irie just to name a few. Head coach Norimasa Hirai told the local press that Japan's goal was to win five medals in Shanghai.

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Japanese stars ready for Shanghai tickets

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Japan Swimming Trials for the FINA World Championships in Shanghai this July and the Universiade Games in Shenzhen in August are well in sight. The Trials will be held at the Hironoshin Furuhashi Memorial Swimming Center in Hamamatsu from April 9-11, 2011, as part of a charity event held for the Japan disaster relief.

Most swimmers in Japan including breaststroke ace Kosuke Kitajima but also Takeshi Matsuda, Junya Koga, Ryosuke Irie, Naoya Tomita, Ryo Tateishi, Shiho Sakai, Aya Terakawa just to name a few, are in top shape for the up-coming test. They will swim fast also for Japan’s hope to rebuild from the natural catastrophe.

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Brazil tops medals table at South American Youth Championships (PER)

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Brazil won 97 medals at the South American Youth Championships taking place in Lima, Peru, from March 16 to 27 at the Campo de Marte complex.

The Brazilian swimming team totalled 750.5 points and won 74 medals (35 golds, 21 silvers and 18 bronze). Venezuela finished in second position with 404.5 points and Argentina claimed third spot with a total 397.5 points.

In open water swimming events, the Brazilians took six medals (2 golds, 2 silvers and 2 bronze) while in synchronised Swimming, the girls garnered 16 medals (11 golds, 3 silvers and 2 bronze). In the men's water polo field, the Brazilian squad defeated Venezuela in the final 16 to 3 (5:1, 5:2, 1:0, 5:0). Diving is not in the programme of the South American Youth Championships.

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