WPWL Women's Super Final, Day 6 (last): Team USA wins the World League
In a most breath-taking final, defending champion, the United States, enjoyed an early lead by edging Australia 8-7 to lift the title at the FINA Women's Water Polo World League Super Final 2015 at the Oriental Sports Centre, Shanghai, on Sunday June 14.
The USA have won the FINA Water Polo World League Super Final for the second consecutive time and have placed on the podium since the 2006 edition of the tournament.
Final: USA 8 - AUSTRALIA 7 / Quarters: 6-2, 1-3, 0-0, 1-2
USA: Hill Samantha, Musselman Madeline, Seidermann Melissa, Fattal Rachel, Clark Caroline (1), Steffens Margaret (Captain, 1), Mathewson Courtney (2), Neushul Kiley, Grossman Ashley, Gilchrist Kaleigh (2), Fischer Makenzie (1), Craig Kameryn (1), Johnson Ashleigh. Head Coach: Adam Krikorian.
AUSTRALIA: Yanitsas Lea, Barr Chloe, Buckling Hannah, Lincoln-Smith Holly, Bishop Isobel, Knox Bronwen (Captain), Gofers Keesja, McGhie Glencora, Arancini Zoe, Southern Ashleigh (3), Halligan Bronte (2), Zagame Nicola (2), Wakefield Kelsey. Head Coach: Greg McFadden.
WPWL Women's Super Final, Day 5: USA and Australia will play for the gold
It's official, the defending champions, team USA, engaged in a showdown with Australia for the final while the Netherlands will be playing China in the bronze medal match on the last day of the FINA Women's Water Polo World League Super Final 2015 on Sunday.
Canada will meet Russia in the match of 5th place and Italy will compete with Brazil for the 7th place on June 14, the last day of Super Final.
Below is the report of the fifth day of competition, which took place in Shanghain on Satirday June 13.
Game 17: ITALY 10 RUSSIA 13 / Quarters: (1-2, 1-2, 4-1, 3-4, penalty shoot-out 2-4)
ITALY: Gorlero Giulia, Tabani Chiara (1), Garibotti Arianna (1), Radicchi Federica, Queirolo Elisa, Aiello Rosaria (1), Di Mario Tania (Captain, 2), Bianconi Roberta (4), Emmolo Giulia (1), Pomeri Francesca, Cotti Aleksandra (1), Frassinetti Teresa, Teani Laura. Head Coach: Fabio Conti.
RUSSIA: Verkhoglyadova Anastasia, Borisova Maria (2), Prokofyeva Ekaterina (Captain, 1), Karimova Elvina (3), Krimer Kseniia, Ivanchishina Kseniil (2), Tankeeva Ekaterina, Zubacheva Ekaterina (1), Timofeeva Anna (1), Bogdanova Anna, Ivanova Evgeniya (3), Iarondaykina Nadezhda, Karnaukh Anna. Coach: Ogorodnikov Aleksandr
WPWL Women's Super Final, Day 4: USA, Australia, China and Netherlands in the semis
While the defending champion United States and Australia triumphed over their rivals by big margins, the Netherlands and host China celebrated their narrow victories on the way to semifinals at the FINA Women's Water Polo World League Super Final 2015 at the Shanghai’s Oriental Sports Centre on Friday.
On June 13, China will meet Australia and US play the Netherlands in the semifinals. In the 5th-8th placing games, Canada will face Brazil and Italy fight Russia.
ITALY 7 NETHERLANDS 8
Quarters: 2-3, 2-3, 1-1, 2-1.
ITALY: Gorlero Giulia, Tabani Chiara (2), Garibotti Arianna (1), Radicchi Federica (1), Queirolo Elisa, Aiello Rosaria (1), Di Mario Tania (Captain), Bianconi Roberta (1), Emmolo Giulia, Pomeri Francesca (1), Cotti Aleksandra, Frassinetti Teresa, Teani Laura. Head Coach: Fabio Conti.
NETHERLANDS: Aarts Laura, Smit Miloushka (Captain, 1), Genee Dagmar (1), Van der sloot Catharina (1), Genee Amarens,Stomphorst Nomi, Nijhuis Marloes, Sevenich Vivian (3), Megens Maud (2), Van toorn Isabella, Klaassen Lieke, Van der molen Leonie, Willemsz Debby. Head Coach: Arno Havenga
WPWL Women's Super Final, Day 3: USA and Australia remain unbeaten
The USA and Australia remain unbeaten at the FINA Women’s Water Polo League Super Final taking place in Shanghai China since Tuesday June 9.
Defending champion USA stormed the Netherlands 8-3 for their third group match victory, remaining unbeaten together with Australia on the third day of the FINA Women's Water Polo World League Super Final here on Thursday June 11.
Italy will meet the Netherlands, Australia will play Brazil, Russia will challenge the United States and China will face Canada on June 12 for the fourth day of tough competition.
WPWL Women's Super Final, Day 2: Italy wins close duel with Russia
The United States, Italy and Australia continued their winning streak on the second day of the Women's Water Polo World League Super Final in Shanghai (CHN), while the Netherlands found their form against Brazil 13-5.
Four games were disputed this Wednesday June 10 in the Oriental Sport Centre.
Game 5: AUS 11 - CHN 5 / Quarters: 4-1, 2-2, 4-0, 1-2
AUSTRALIA: Yanitsas Lea, Barr Chloe, Bucking Hannah (2), Lincoln-Smith Holly, Bishop Isobel (1), Knox Bronwen (Captain, 1), Gofers Keesja (1), McGhie Giencora, Arancini Zoe, Southern Ashleigh (1), Halligan Bronte (3), Zagame Nicola (2), Wakendfield Kelsey. Head Coach: Greg McFadden.
CHINA: Yang Jun, Tian Jianing, Mei Xiaohan, Xiong Dunhan, Niu Guannan (1), Sun Yating (Captain, 1), Song Donglun, Zhang Cong, Zhao Zihan (2), Zhang Weiwei, Wang Xinyan, Zhang Jing (1), Peng Lin. Head Coach Ricardo Azevedo.
WPWL Women's Super Final, Day 1: Canada starts with difficult win against the Netherlands
With the top eight teams from the world, the FINA Women's Water Polo World League Super Final 2015 kicked off on June 9 at the Oriental Sports Center, venue of the 2011 FINA World Championships, in Shanghai.
According to FINA rules, Australia, Brazil, Canada, the Netherlands, Italy, Russia, the United States and hosts China qualified for the Super Final out of 16 teams in the World League in 2015.
On Day 1, Canada set the thrilling tone of the FINA Women's Water Polo World League Super Final 2015 with the opening games by edging the Netherlands 15-14 through penalty shootout.
DWS, Merida, Day 3: China ends with eleven medals in Merida
The platform events closed the last of the six stages of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series 2015 in Merida (MEX).
With the stands packed for the three-day competition at the Sports Center Kukulcan, 60 athletes, including 20 World and Olympic medallists showed expertise in a very high technical level.
China was the great winner in Merida with 11 medals in total (7 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze).
On Day 3, the 10m women's platform was disputed and the FINA World Champion 2013 (Barcelona) Si Suk (CHN) won due to her consistency in her excellent sequences of dives. She won the event with 392.50 points.
DWS, Merida, Day 2: Double gold and silver to China and Mexico for the last stage
The second day of the FINA / NVC Diving World Series 2015 was highlighted by the 3m springboard events this Saturday May 30.
Mexico and China took gold and double silver in the individual events. China has now seven medals in Merida (4 gold, 2 silvers and 1 bronze) and Mexico pocketed four so far (2 gold and 2 silvers). Canada won its first medal in the mixed 3m synchro.
Following the high technical level of the competition in the pool of the Kukulcan Sports Center, China’s Zi He took gold with 380.55 points and the silver medal went to Wang Han (363.80). The bronze went to Australian Maddison Keekey (360.50).
DWS, Merida, Day 1: China and Mexico open Merida’s stage with gold
The last leg of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series kicked-off in the city of Merida, Yucatán State, Mexico.
The men’s and women’s synchronised platform events were the first on the program which will run through Sunday. All competitors are using the Mexican leg as a preparation for the FINA World Championships 2015 in Kazan, Russia and the Pan American Games in Toronto for the American athletes.
The Mexican audience vibrated with the gold medal earned by German Sanchez and Ivan Garcia. The pair dominated the contest and finished with 448.59 points, showing that their ability for the Pan American Games and the World’s. Germany's Sascha Klein and Patrick Hausing placed on the second step of the podium with 439.32 points and Cuban Jose Guerra and Jeinkler Aguierre won bronze with 422.04 points.
DWS, Merida, Press Conference: Last stage of FINA/NVC DWS to resume in Merida (MEX)
A press conference was organised in Merida (MEX) on Thursday May 28 before the start of the last stage of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series with the presence of most of the divers taking part in the competition.
20 Olympic and world medallists, representing the world's best divers in springboard and platform event, will attend this last leg of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series. In the past nine years, Mexico staged 11 FINA diving series.
The competition resumes on Friday May 29, and continue until Sunday 31st, with 60 divers from 12 countries: Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, Germany, Great Britain, Malaysia, Mexico, Ukraine, Russia, and the United States.
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