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Notice on Drugs Carried into China by Participating Teams

Shanghai 2011

Participating teams do not need to make a special declaration for self-used drugs and medical equipment. They should however carry a list of self-used drugs in both Chinese and English. Please note that drugs carried into China by participating teams should be used  by their own members only. After the 14th FINA World Championships, the remaining drugs should be taken back to their countries and should not be sold in China.

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Japan's talents ready for Aquatic Festival

Federations News

Japan's pool and open water swimmers, divers, synchro swimmers and water polo players are fine-tuning their preparation for the FINA World Championships in Shanghai (CHN) next month. Ryosuke Irie and his members of the Japan National Team returned home on June 27 after a training camp in Europe, which included legs of the Mare Nostrum in France and Spain.

Irie's marks during the Mare Nostrum included 53.72 in 100m backstroke and 1:54.34 in 200m backstroke. Meanwhile, another Japan's swimming great, Kosuke Kitajima, clocked 1:01.02 in the 100m breaststroke and 2:11.02 in the 200m breaststroke at the Mission Viejo International Invitational Meet, held from June 25-26 in California (USA).

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Swimming Coach wanted for Iran's national team

Federations News

The I.R. Iran Amateur Swimming Federation is looking for a high-level Swimming Coach for their national team. The I.R. Iran Amateur Swimming Federation is currently working with 14 foreign coaches. Interested coaches can send their application and/or questions to the I.R. Iran Amateur Swimming Federation directly.

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Super Final 2011 (Men): Serbia wins its 6th title, silver and bronze for Italy and Croatia respectively

World League

ITA vs SRB - credit: Giorgio PerottinoFLORENCE, Italy (June 26) - With one minute missing to the end of the game China missed a great opportunity to tie with the ball dancing on the line before Canada’s goalkeeper finally grabbed it safely.

The Canadian narrowly won a tight match (10-9) strenuously fought by both teams on a basis of equal strength and to resolve.

For China the rendezvous with victory was once more procrastined, perhaps to the World Championships, next month in Shanghai, where they will play at home. Progressive score: 2-3, 4-5, 7-9, 9-10.

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Super Final 2011 (Men): Serbia and Italy go for gold, USA and Croatia for bronze

World League

AUS vs CHN - credit: Giorgio PerottoniFLORENCE, Italy (June 25) - An ordinary game that could not add any lustre to none of the teams ended with a clear cut win for Australia, which on the last day will play for the fifth place.

The Chinese’s performance appeared under tone, compared with those delivered in the previous days and the Aussies had no difficulty in taking control of the game and securing an easy victory.

Progressive score: 4-0, 7-3, 10-4, 14-4. Australia’s captain Sam Mc Gregor top scored the game with four goals.

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Super Final 2011 (Men): USA, Serbia, Croatia and Italy advance to semi-finals

World League

ITA vs AUS - credit: Giorgio PerottinoFLORENCE, Italy (June 24) - The solid Australian side gave the Italians a rough ride. The score at half time was 4-2 for the home team. A few minutes inside the 3rd period the Italians managed two spectacular goals, from Giorgetti and Luongo, answered by one from Miller. Before going into the last period the score was 6-3 for Italy.

Australia’s captain Sam Mc Gregor reduced the gap with a great goal from the distance, a blaze (6-4). Presciutti (I) on a counter attack and Younger (A) traded goals. Soon after Miller’s second goal from sealed the final score on 7-6, with the Aussies just one goal under. Split scores: 1-0, 4-2, 6-3, 7-6.

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Swimming Canada adds open water swimmers to Shanghai Team

Federations News

Swimming Canada announced the addition of 6 swimmers to its FINA World Championships Team that will compete in Shanghai this summer. These six veteran athletes will represent Canada in the Open-Water events (5, 10 and 25km).

Richard Weinberger and Aimeson King of Victoria were the top 2 qualifiers in the men’s 10km while Zsofia Balazs of Toronto and Nadine Williams of Sherwood Park, Alta, placed first and second respectively during last week’s Canadian World Open Water Trials in Fort Myers, Florida, earning them a place on Canada’s Worlds Team. All four athletes will compete in the 5 and 10km as well as the new team event. Simon Tobin of Quebec City and Xavier Desharnais of Lasalle were also added to the mix to compete in the 25km event.

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Bovell Leads TT Worlds Team

Federations News

2004 Athens Olympic Medallist George Bovell III will lead a team of three athletes to the FINA World Long Course Championships in Shanghai China from July 16th - 30th.

Joshua Mc Leod and Cherelle Thompson were the two other athletes ratified by the council of Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ASATT) to represent the country at these biennial games. The team is being coached by Joseph Mc Leod.

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Super Final 2011 (Men): Serbia and Croatia on top of groups

World League

FLORENCE, Italy (June 23) - Without some of its big guns (Zlokovic, Ivovic, Paskovic and Nikola Janovic, injured during his first match here), Montenegro could resolve a tight match - which ended in a low score tie after the regular time (4-4) - only after the penalty shootouts. Radovic, Mladan Janovic, Danilovic and Petrovic converted for Montenegro; for Australia only Howden managed to convert his penalty while Miller and Maitland missed their own. The most notable individual prowess was the goal scored at 2:20 in the 3rd quarter by Australia’s centre-forward Baird.

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Super Final 2011 (Men): Serbia beats Italy after shootouts

World League

FLORENCE, Italy (June 22) - Until half time the Chinese managed to stay in the game, with five goals for and seven against. Once more China has shown a balanced team and displayed some good individuals. Then the superiority of the Americans materialised with six more goals and just one more for the Chinese. USA’s captain Tony Azevedo top scored the game with 4 goals; Guo scored three goals, half of the total made by the Chinese.

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