Super Final 2011 (Women): USA impressive in 8-5 win over China
TIANJIN, China (June 15) - Reigning champion United States of America looked impressive against world No 3 China on day-two action at the FINA Women’s World League Super Final in Tianjin tonight. Playing in the impressive Tianjin Olympic Centre Swimming & Diving Pool in front of 700 people, USA took a 4-2 halftime lead to 8-3 against a jaded-looking China.
Chinese head coach Juan JANE GIRALT said the tournament was tough “with the best eight teams in the world here”. “To play up approximately with the USA and Australia we need to play normal. The solutions are technical. Perhaps I am not selling my ideas very well. We are not creating opportunities very well.”
For USA mastermind Adam KRIKORIAN it was a margin he did not expect. “To beat a team like that by four goals means it must have been an aberration (by them).” He was pleased with his defence — “the five-man defence and the half-court defence”. “Our goalkeeper (Tumuaialii ANAE) played well and I think we were a little too passive once ahead.
WPWL 2011: Brand new stadium hosts Women’s Water Polo Super Final
TIANJIN, China (June 14) - The pecking order for women’s water polo at the FINA World Championships in Shanghai next month is this week taking a turn in Tianjin, east of Beijing. The FINA Women’s Water Polo Super Final started at the fantastic, newly opened Tianjin Olympic Centre Swimming & Diving Pool today.
The complex, which can house up to 5000 spectators in this city of 13 million people, was opened just a month ago and is staging its first FINA event. The city previously held the 2006 FINA Women’s Water Polo World Cup.
Making an impression on day one was host team China in what is the team’s hometown. World No 3 China thrilled a large crowd with a last-gasp 9-8 victory over Greece to take the early lead in Group A. The champion of the past two years, United States of America, closed out Italy 9-6 after being 2-1 down in the first quarter.
Canadian athletes set to take on the World’s best in Shanghai
Members of Canada’s World Aquatic Championships competing in Water Polo, Diving, Swimming and Synchronized swimming, showed great enthusiasm and confidence on June 7 during a news conference in Montreal prior to their departure for Shanghai, China, where they will face the toughest challenge prior to London 2012.
Athletes are aiming for podium performances and establishing their rightful place on the world scene at the 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai from July 16-31.
Shanghai 2011 - Tickets
Tickets for the FINA World Championships 2011 in Shanghai can be booked in advance in three different ways, or can be purchased directly at the booth in Shanghai. Please note that if you decide to book tickets in advance, you will need to pick them up at one of the tickets booths in Shanghai (see addresses below).
Everyone has a swim they remember - what's yours?
A romance spanning six decades, a moment of solidarity at sea, and a magical end-of-an-era are among the stories of ‘Unforgettable Swims’ on a newly launched Speedo online community.
Giving likeminded lovers of swimming a forum to share real life stories about memorable swims, as well as providing inspiration for swims yet to come, the site, which can be accessed at unforgettableswims.speedo.com, is now looking for passionate swimmers to upload their memories of cherished moments in the water.
The site has launched with an initial 11 Unforgettable Swims, including that of Cyril and Yvonne Wood, for whom swimming has been an integral part of over six decades of marriage.
Young talents make their mark at Japan Open
Kanako Watanabe made terrific progress among women’s breaststrokers. She's just 14, not big (163.5cm and 54.5kg) and still a junior high-school girl. In Osaka, she won three events: the 50m in 31.83, the 100m in 1:07.10 and the and 200m in 2:23.90.
FINA Masters Committee meets in Riccione (ITA)
The FINA Masters Committee held a meeting in Riccione, Italy, on May 22-23, 2011 to discuss the organisation of the 14th edition of the FINA World Masters Championships scheduled for June 2012.
FINA Bureau Liaison Bill Matson and the Masters Committee Members also made a visit to the aquatics venues, which are ideally close from each other. Good participation is expected for the 2012 Masters celebration.
WPWL 2011: Second-quarter blitz seals top spot in Asia-Oceania for Aussie Stingers women
Sydney (May 19). With the qualifying over, all eyes are now on the FINA World League Super Finals next month. The final qualification matches were played at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre tonight with the big issue who was going to top the women's group of the Asia-Oceania zone.
Regulations on Coordination between Food Safety Watchdogs Stipulated by OC of the 14th FINA World Championships
The OC Food Safety Department has stipulated the Regulations on Coordination between food safety watchdogs for the 14th FINA World Championships (hereinafter referred to as the Regulations), with a view to ensuring effective cooperation between five food safety watchdogs in terms of food cultivation (breeding), production, circulation and consumption for the Championships, redressing omissions in food safety supervision and administration from the field to the fork, and enhancing efficiency in food safety control.
In line with the demand put forward by Shanghai Municipal People’s Government and the OC, Shanghai Municipal Agricultural Commission, Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision, Shanghai Administration for Industry & Commerce, Shanghai Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, and Shanghai Food and Drug Administration, in the charge of the OC Food Safety Department, are responsible for supervision over food cultivation (breeding), production, circulation and consumption for the Championships.
WPWL 2011: China men book trip to Florence while New Zealanders hit top form
But China men, under pressure to join their female counterparts and qualify, were up against a Japanese team riding a high of top-class play and an easier final day against New Zealand compared to China’s opponent of unbeaten Australia.
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