DGP 2013, Madrid day 2: China's supremacy continues
MADRID, Spain - Day 2 of the FINA Diving Grand Prix in Madrid, Spain, was highlighted by two Chinese victories. In the men's 3m springboard, Chao He and Shixin Li finished 1-2 with 501.60 and 435.60 points, respectively. Ukraine's Oleksandr Gorshkovozov (UKR) took third spot with 406.05 points.
In the women's springboard synchro, Chinese pair Jiao Liu and Qulin Zheng were the best with 297.90 points. Viktoriya Kesar/Anna Pysmenska from Ukraine picked up silver with 275.40 points while Russia's Ekaterina Ukolova and Elena Chernykh claimed the bronze with 274.11 points.
DGP 2013, Madrid day 1: China sets the tone at opening meet
MADRID, Spain - China clearly dominated the operations on the opening night at the first stop of FINA Diving Grand Prix 2013 in Madrid, Spain, by capturing three golds at the Swimming Center M-86. In the women's field, China's Han Wang (345.55) beat Dolores Hernandez from Mexico (second with 329.10 points) and team mate Jiao Liu (third, 311.05) in the 3m springboard.
In the men's 10m platform, Chinese Siyi Xie (518.75) bested compatriot Jian Yang (second with 514.10 points) and Jesper Tolvers from Sweden (third, 358.75).
Video Highlights of the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix race in Santa Fe-Coronda (ARG)
Draw of Barcelona 2013 Water Polo Tournaments to be held at TV Espanola Studios
The draw of the Barcelona 2013 Water Polo tournaments will be the conclusion of a productive two-day meeting in the Catalan capital, putting an end to the FINA Bureau Meeting (22 and 23 February). Only five months ahead of the 15th FINA World Championships Barcelona 2013, FINA members will mainly focus on the presentation of the updated report for the upcoming major sporting event.
Only one day later, on Sunday, 24 February, the men’s and women’s water polo tournaments of the Barcelona 2013 World Championships will be drawn. Making good use of his visit to the Catalan capital, FINA president Dr. Julio C. Maglione will chair the draw, which will be held at TV Espanola’s Studio 6 in Sant Cugat del Valles.
Video Highlights of the FINA 10km race in Viedma (ARG)
Barcelona 2013 reaches milestone of 4,000 volunteer registrations
More than 4,000 people that seek to become a volunteer at Barcelona 2013 have already signed up for the 15th FINA World Championships. The milestone was reached today, proving the great interest helpers have in becoming part of the major sporting event, which is one of the biggest international sporting events to be held this upcoming summer. The 15th FINA World Championships Barcelona 2013 will be take place from 19 July to 4 August, featuring six aquatic sports during 16 days of competition.
The volunteer recruitment campaign kicked off on 11 September 2012. In less than five months, expectations of event organisers regarding the number of volunteers have been surpassed. Initially, Barcelona 2013 organisers estimated a number of 3,000 volunteers to be necessary to cover the event.
MSWC 2013: Beraud (FRA) and Brunemann (USA) win inaugural race in Santos (BRA)
The season of the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup 2013 has started! The city of Santos, in Brazil, staged the first leg of the annual circuit at Aparecida beach. 95 swimmers (49 men and 36 women) from 13 countries contested the event: Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States.
Big names in the world of open water attended the event: Olympic champion Eva Rizstov (the Hungarian was taking part in her first event in Brazil), 2012 Olympic medallists Thomas Lurz (GER), Richard Weinberger (CAN), Martina Grimaldi (ITA) and home heroes Ana Marcela Cunha (reigning World Cup champion) and Poliana Okimoto (overall winner of the 2009 Series).
British swimmers to race at open water World Cup's first legs
A small team of British open water swimmers will be heading to South America for two legs of the FINA Open World Cup Series.
Olympian Dan Fogg, who secured his best result on the world stage with a fifth place in the 10km at London 2012, will lead the team of six which also includes European Junior 5km Open Water silver medallist Tom Allen (British Gas Swansea ITC), Tom Sunter (City of Sheffield) and Jack Burnell who trains with Fogg at British Gas Loughborough ITC.
Americas water polo tournament to decide last two teams for World Championships
Beside the two national water polo teams from the Americas, all sides that qualified for the water polo tournaments of the 15th FINA World Championships are known. The two teams from Americas, in the men’s and women’s competition, will earn their Barcelona berth at the qualification tournament that will be held at the end of this month. The men’s national team representing Africa is South Africa.
The deadline to get to know the 16 nations that will participate at the Barcelona 2013 FINA World Championships is February 4. Event organisers plan to make the official draws for the men’s and women’s water polo tournaments in February or March, offering fans the chance to obtain useful information before buying their tickets.
Lochte (USA) makes history with 8 medals in Istanbul
For the fourth consecutive edition of the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), Ryan Lochte (USA) is the winner of the FINA Trophy for best male swimmer, earning an unprecedented eight medals in Istanbul! The swimming superstar already made history two years ago in Dubai (UAE) with seven podium appearances, but this time in the Turkish metropolis, he did even better with an even more impressive roll of honour: 1st 200m Free, 1st 4x100m free, 3rd 100m fly, 1st 4x200m free, 1st 200m IM, 2nd 200m back, 1st 100m IM, and 1st 4x100m medley.
Lochte has now an accumulated total of 30 medals at these championships since his first appearance in Indianapolis in 2004. Moreover, the 11-time medallist at the Olympics was the only swimmer to establish new World Records in Istanbul: firstly in the final of the 200m IM (1:49.63) and then in the semi-finals of the 100m IM (50.71). Lochte's performances decisively helped USA clinch the title for Best scoring team in Istanbul.
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