WPWL Men’s Super Final 2015, Bergamo, Day 3: Third win for Serbia, second for Hungary, Croatia and Italy

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On the third day of the preliminary round Serbia won 12-8 against a tough Australian side and ended Group B only undefeated team with 9 points. In the same Group (B) Italy beat the United States 13-10 and took the second place behind Serbia.

Hungary, who today crushed Brazil, finished on top of Group A, with Brazil in second place.

Second victory for Croatia who beat China on Day 3. The Chinese collected three losses and zero points. The most interesting match of the quarter finals should be between Croatia and Italy, two neighboring nations and traditional rivals.

Rankings after Day 3

Group A: 1. Hungary 9, 2. Brazil 6, 3. Croatia 6, 4. China 0.
Group B: 1. Serbia 9, 2. Italy 6, 3. Australia 3, 4. United States 0.

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WPWL Men’s Super Final 2015, Bergamo, Day 2: Brazil and Serbia win again, first win for Croatia and Australia

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On the second day of the preliminary round Brazil continued his surprising march crushing China and jumping on top of Group A. Croatia got its first, important, win over another major powerhouse, Hungary.

First victory also for Australia at the end of a spectacular match against the United States, who, like China, suffered they second defeat.

Second win also for Serbia who defeated Italy at the end of an exciting match, whose outcome was uncertain for at least three quarters. Serbia, who, leads Group B , will face Australia on the third day.

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WPWL Men’s Super Final 2015, Bergamo, Day 1: Victories for Serbia, Hungary, Brazil and Italy

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The six-day and 24 matches long tournament started on Tuesday June 23 at 4 p.m. with the first session of four matches.

During the first three days the eight teams - divided in two groups, A and B, are scheduled to play 12 matches in the Preliminary Round. The second half of the tournament will feature the Quarter Finals (Day 4), the Semi Finals (Day 5) and the Finals (Day 6).

The winner of the Super Final will be qualified for next year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In addition it will receive a US $ 100,000 FINA prize.

Today there were the predictable victories of Serbia over the USA, Hungary over China, and Italy over Australia. However, in the third match there was the surprising victory of Brazil, host of next year Olympic Games, over the Olympic champions of Croatia.

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WPWL Men’s Super Final 2015, Bergamo: Solemn Opening Ceremony held today

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The 14th edition of the FINA Men's Water Polo World League Super Final got underway today with a solemn opening ceremony held at the “Pope John XXIII” congress centre, after the eight participant teams, the referees and the FINA Officials paraded through some central streets, starting from the Town Hall.

The Super Final was officially declared open by the City Mayor, Mr. Giorgio Gori, who earlier had delivered a welcome address to the audience. Welcome addresses were delivered also by the FINA Bureau Liaison Dimitris Diathesopoulos, and by the Italian Federation President, as well as FINA Honorary Secretary Paolo Barelli.

All teams, in turn, walked on the stage, waving their national flag, for the official presentation. National anthems were played.

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Burnell and Cunha win thrilling races at Balatonfured

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As usual, the actual stage of the FINA/HOSA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup offered tremendous excitements, this time in Balatonfured (HUN).

After four gruelling laps Jack Burnell (GBR) and Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA) emerged as the respective winners.

Lake Balaton offered its very best again: the biggest lake in Central Europe welcomed the World Cup participants with fine water temperature and gorgeous sunshine. The competition was a kind of test event as the open water races of the 2017 FINA World Championships will be held at the same site – and a handful of stars also tested themselves with a month to go until the 2015 World Championships in Kazan.

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Russian mixed duet leaves strong impression in Rome


No one really knew what to expect, even less so the athletes. With the first-ever world championships mixed duet competition set to take place in six weeks in Kazan everyone has but this question in mind: what would the brand-new routines be like?

The four duets of Russia, Colombia, Turkey and host Italy that performed in the test event at the Stadio del Nuoto in Rome from June 13-14, 2015 provided a mouthwatering foretaste of what can be expected next July in the capital of Tatarstan.

On the opening night, 20-year-old Aleksandr Maltsev, the one and only male synchro swimmer in Russia, performed brilliantly with partner Darina Valitova, 2014 European champion, to earn the gold in the duet technical routine with a total 87.314, besting Italy and Turkey.

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WPWL Women's Super Final, Day 6 (last): Team USA wins the World League

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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.

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WPWL Women's Super Final, Day 5: USA and Australia will play for the gold

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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   

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WPWL Women's Super Final, Day 4: USA, Australia, China and Netherlands in the semis

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shanghai4While 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.

Game 13

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 

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WPWL Women's Super Final, Day 3: USA and Australia remain unbeaten

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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.

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