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Big day for Swimming as Olympic legend Phelps returns to competition

Apr 24, 2014 - Highlight

Big day for Swimming as Olympic legend Phelps returns to competition

A record-setting 22-time Olympic Games medallist, American Michael Phelps will swim competitively for the first time since winning six medals, four of them gold, at the 2012 London Olympic Games. The 28-year-old will join a star-studded field, including Olympic gold medallists Ryan Lochte and Katie Ledecky, at the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa (USA) on April 24-26. Phelps will compete in the 50m freestyle and the 100m butterfly, an event in which he holds the world record.At a press conference today,...

Patrick Murphy to make a splash at Youth Olympic Games

Apr 23, 2014 - Youth Olympic Games

Two-time Olympic swimmer Patrick Murphy (AUS) has been appointed an Athlete Role Model (ARM) for the upcoming Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, joining the impressive line-up of 38 fellow sporting legends who will offer support, mentoring and advice to the 3,800 young participating athletes. Representing all 28 sports on the Olympic programme, the ARMs will also take part in workshops and educational activities with the young athletes, covering topics such as anti-doping, nutrition, environ...

PR 29 - World League (W) 2014: Russia clinches last Super Final spot

Apr 22, 2014 - Press Release

Lausanne (SUI), April 22, 2014 – Russia, Spain and Italy are the three European qualifiers for the FINA Women's Water Polo World League Super Final 2014 to be played in Kunshan (CHN) on June 10-15.In the last round of the preliminaries for Europe held on Tuesday April 22, the British squad stunned Spain, beating the reigning World champions 9-7 (1-0, 3-1, 3-4, 2-2) in Manchester. In Szekesfehervar, the Hellenic squad proved too strong for the Magyars, defeating the home side 10-8 (3-2, 3-3, 1-3,...

100 days to go!

Apr 17, 2014 - Masters

April 18th will mark “100 days” before the opening of the Championships. There will be 44 days left for the registration of individual events. Preparations are going very well to welcome the 15th FINA World Masters Championships. On April 7th began the work for the site of the 2nd pool, the Village is also beginning to take shape and our Artistic Director is putting the final details to the Opening Ceremony featuring World renown impersonator André-Philippe Gagnon, la Bottine souriante and a sou...

DV GP 2014: Australian rising talent Keeney is among those to watch

Apr 17, 2014 - Diving Grand Prix

DV GP 2014: Australian rising talent Keeney is among those to watch

Teenage Australian diver Maddison Keeney has delivered a stunning performance on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games trials in Melbourne.17-year-old Keeney won the 1m springboard gold with a score of 339.90 – a score which would have won gold at the last three World Championships and the last two Commonwealth Games.

PR 28 - World League (M) 2014: Montenegro qualifies in extremis for Super Final

Apr 15, 2014 - Press Release

Lausanne (SUI), April 15, 2014 – The team of Montenegro is the last European qualifier for the Super Final of the FINA Men’s Water Polo World League 2014 after claiming a hard-fought, 8-10 victory over Germany in Krefeld (GER) on April 15. Boosted by returning captain Nikola Janovic, the 2013 World championships runners-up faced pressure from Germany, whose squad led 4-3 at half-time. The Montenegrins took the lead in the third quarter (5-2), securing the win and thus a Super Final berth in the ...

Le Clos to spearhead South African team in Glasgow

Apr 15, 2014 - Federations News

Le Clos to spearhead South African team in Glasgow

Chad Le Clos, golden boy of South African swimming, finished the trials for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland with seven gold and one silver medal, qualifying in five events for the Games. Karin Prinsloo was the top woman swimmer bagging five gold medals and qualifying for four events.It was a week of up and downs as some events delivered disappointing results but in all nine swimmers qualified for the Games in 17 events. Graham Hill, national coach of Swimming South Africa (SSA), was ...

Hosszu: "I always learn something new, even after 20 years of swimming!"

Apr 09, 2014 - Highlight

Hosszu:

Hungary's Katinka Hosszu is attending the SportAccord Convention in Belek, Turkey this week. The current 200m and 400m IM World champion is on-hand both in and out the pool as she is to take part in a practice session with kids from the local swimming clubs today and the first-ever "Youth Club" discussion panel on Thursday April 10, together with other outstanding young athletes.Always flashing a smile, the 24-year-old is creating the buzz at the FINA stand in the Susesi Convention Centre. The I...

Australia looks to future with Games squad

Apr 08, 2014 - Federations News

Australia looks to future with Games squad

James Magnusson may be the World 100m freestyle champion and the public face of Australian Swimming, but he still walked away from the country’s National Championships yesterday without a single title.Despite the result Australian Swimming officials, and indeed Magnusson himself, are upbeat about the team’s performance ahead of this year’s Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacs.

PR 27 - 10km 2014: Olympians Grimaldi (ITA) and Lurz (GER) touch first in Cancun

Apr 06, 2014 - Press Release

Lausanne (SUI), April 6, 2014 – 75 marathon swimmers (34 women and 41 men) took the departure in Cancun (MEX) on April 5 for the second stage of the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup 2014, which featured extraordinarily close finishes in both races. Among the men’s tough competitive field, 2012 Olympic silver medallist Thomas Lurz (GER) took out the race in 1h56m44s. The German veteran, who has totalled 20 wins in the FINA 10km circuit since 2007, registered his first win of the year in Canc...

MSWC 2014: Grimaldi (ITA) and Lurz (GER) set the pace in Cancun

Apr 06, 2014 - 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup

MSWC 2014: Grimaldi (ITA) and Lurz (GER) set the pace in Cancun

Martina Grimaldi (ITA) and Thomas Lurz (GER) dominated the second stop of the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup 2014 in Cancun (MEX), where a total 75 swimmers, 34 women and 41 men from 20 countries, took the plunge.In the women's race, Martina Grimaldi of Italy, 2012 Olympic bronze medallist, emerged victorious in 2h12m37s. Brazilians Poliana Okimoto, reigning World champion and winner of Race 1 in Viedma, and Ana Marcela Cunha placed second and third, respectively in 2h12m38s and in 2h12m3...

PR 26 - Grand Prix 2014: Maurer (GER) and Ferry (NED) dominate in Cancun

Mar 30, 2014 - Press Release

Lausanne (SUI), March 30, 2014 – A total 36 swimmers (14 women and 22 men) from 16 countries took the plunge in the third leg of the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix 2014, organised in Cancun (MEX) on March 29. Powerful Angela Maurer from Germany took out the women’s race in 3h25m26s3. It is the first podium for Maurer in the Grand Prix circuit this year, who won by the slimmest of margins ahead of Anna Olasz from Hungary (3h25m27s2). Local swimmer Melissa Villasenor created a sensation, maki...

Grand Prix 2014: Maurer (GER) and Ferry (NED) in top shape in Cancun

Mar 30, 2014 - Open Water Grand Prix

Grand Prix 2014: Maurer (GER) and Ferry (NED) in top shape in Cancun

Veteran swimmer Angela Maurer (GER) and fresh face Weertman Ferry (NED) topped the podium at the third stop of the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix 2014, on March 29 in Cancun (MEX).A total 36 swimmers, 14 women and 22 men from 16 countries took part in the 15km race. In the crystal-clear waters, powerful Angela Maurer touched first in 3h25m26s, closely followed by Anna Olasz from Hungary (3h25m27s).

DWS 2014: Olympic stars kick off countdown to Windsor leg

Mar 28, 2014 - Diving World Series

DWS 2014: Olympic stars kick off countdown to Windsor leg

Canada’s 2012 Olympic diving medallists Roseline Filion, Meaghan Benfeito and Jennifer Abel, along with 52 students from Immaculate Conception Public School and Windsor Mayor Eddie Francis were on hand at the new Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre on March 27, 2014 to kick off the countdown for the hosting of the Windsor leg of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series, taking place May 30th to June 1st at the city’s new aquatic centre.The hosting of this event will mark the first time eve...

Meet Itil and Alsu, the official mascots of Kazan 2015!

Mar 28, 2014 - Kazan 2015

Meet Itil and Alsu, the official mascots of Kazan 2015!

The official marks of the 16th FINA World Championships were presented at the Kazan Arena Stadium on March 27. FINA President Dr. Julio C. Maglione, FINA Executive Director Cornel Marculescu and Director General of the Kazan 2013 Executive Directorate Azat Kadyrov unveiled the slogan, logo and mascots of the upcoming sporting event.The mascots are two snow leopards, Itil (boy) and Alsu (girl). In the context of the Championships, this animal symbolises skill, swiftness and power. The male name, ...

FINA President pays fruitful visit in Kazan

Mar 28, 2014 - Kazan 2015

FINA President pays fruitful visit in Kazan

Yet again the host city of the 16th FINA World Championships, Kazan, welcomes representatives of the Fédération Internationale de Natation, FINA. Together with members of the Kazan 2015 Organising Committee, the FINA delegates will meet during two days to address key aspects of preparations for the future competition.Among the FINA representatives who arrived in Kazan are President Dr. Julio C. Maglione, FINA Executive Director Cornel Marculescu, as well as several consultants and representative...

PR 25 - DIVING WORLD SERIES 2014: China confirms supremacy in Dubai (UAE)

Mar 22, 2014 - Press Release

Lausanne (SUI), March 22, 2014 – With six gold medals out of eight finals, China confirmed its supremacy in the second leg of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series, held in Dubai (UAE) on March 20-22, 2014. The only non-Chinese victories went to Stephan Feck/Patrick Hausding (GER) in the men's 3m springboard synchro, and to Victor Minibaev, from Russia, in the men's 10m platform.The latter was probably the most thrilling final of the three-day competition in Dubai, with Minibaev taking the maximum ad...

DWS 2014, Dubai day 3: Minibaev (RUS) breaks Chinese hegemony

Mar 22, 2014 - Diving World Series

DWS 2014, Dubai day 3: Minibaev (RUS) breaks Chinese hegemony

The third leg of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series successfully concluded in Dubai (UAE) on March 22, with the last two finals in the programme, the men’s and women’s 10m platform. In theory, two expectable gold medals for China. But things sometimes are not meant to be as the predictions on paper. However, at the end of the three-day competition at the impressive Hamdan Sports Complex, China (six gold out of eight finals) confirmed its supremacy in the world diving hierarchy. In the most excitin...

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