Italy’s Pellegrini looks to fill gap in her medal collection in Dubai
Olympic gold medallist and long course world champion Federica Pellegrini of Italy will be desperate to fill a gap in her medal collection at the 10th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Dubai later this month.
The 22 year-old freestyle swimmer, who is the world record-holder in the long and short course over 200m and in the long course over 400m, struck gold in Beijing in 2008 in the 200m.
Diving coach Ivan Bautista wins the 2010 National Sports Award
Diving coach Ivan Bautista received a deserved recognition for his 16-year career, the National Sports Award 2010, which perpetuates the tradition of diving among the best Mexican sports.
Mexico President Felipe Calderón presented the award to coach Ivan Bautista, for having created a new Mexican school and formed talents such as Ivan Garcia, bronze medallist at the Youth Olympic Games in the 10m platform, German Sanchez, medallist at the 2010 FINA World Series and Kevin Chavez, gold medallist at the World Junior Diving Championships in Tucson (USA).
2010 Fiji Swimming Awards
Tritons Swimming Club of Suva dominated the 2010 Fiji Swimming Awards, which were held at the Anchorage Beach Resort on December 4. Club representatives, Paul Elaisa and Matelita Buadromo won the Best Overall Male and Female Swimmer of the Year Awards, Club Coach Eugene Panuve was awarded Coach of the Year and the Club took out the prestigious Club of the Year Award.
Moscow 2010, Day 3: Spain renews with victory in Moscow
As a result, the podium was exclusively European, with Canada finishing fourth overall, after a third place finish in the Synchro Highlight Routine on Day 1. The North Americans had won at home last year. Japan followed in fifth place while China, surprisingly, occupied the sixth position. It is a big disappointment for the Chinese, who placed fourth in 2009 and second in 2008. Closing the overall ranking, Egypt continues to better its marks, showing a clear progression since its first participation in 2006 also in Moscow.
Moscow 2010, Day 2: Spain ahead of Russia, Ukraine third
Day 2 of the FINA Synchronised Swimming World Trophy taking place in Moscow, Russia, was firstly marked by the Solo Exhibition, which featured a selection of the world’s best soloists. For the first time, the event was not judged and the performers included rising stars Risako Mitsui from Japan and Lolita Ananasova from Ukraine as well as Italian diva Beatrice Adelizzi and Russia’s synchronised swimming icon Natalia Ishchenko.
Risako Mitsui (JPN) offered the audience an outstanding performance, in a delightful mix of strength and softness while European bronze medallist Lolita Ananasova (UKR) brought life to the lyrics of “Je t’aime” by Belgian-born singer Lara Fabian, creating an extremely emotional atmosphere.
Moscow 2010, Day 1: Spain and Russia start favourites
SYNCHRO HIGHLIGHT ROUTINE
It’s a first award winning performance for Spain which bested Russia in the Synchro Highlight Routine, totalling 96.500 points. The Spaniards set the tone from the beginning, wearing a golden swimsuit and mask, displaying perfect synchronisation – not an easy task with 12 swimmers in the water! – and excelling in creativity, especially regarding the lifts; one of them involved a swimmer in a bridge-like position over another swimmer performing the same position.
Japan collects 48 golds at Asian Games
Mr. Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al-Sabah, the president of Olympic Council of Asia called as OCA closed the 16th Asian Games on November 28, 2010. The largest ever Asian Games ended successfully. The Games was held in Guanzhou, China. China did a very good job not only building a huge sports complex but also conducting the Games.
All Asian countries, 45 participating delegations in all, did their best and enjoyed the Games. China won 199 gold medals, Korea 76 and Japan 48, out of a total 477 gold medals.
World Cup winner Alshammar and Olympic champion Frolander head up Sweden’s bid for glory in Dubai
Therese Alshammar and Lars Frolander, two of the greatest swimmers in the history of the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), are heading up Sweden’s bid for glory at this month’s event in Dubai.
The duo, both multiple medallists from past events, are the most prominent names in a powerful squad of 20 that also includes Sarah Sjostrom, the world record-holder in the 100m butterfly.
Brazilian sprinter Cielo in confident mood ahead of Dubai
Brazilian Olympic gold medallist Cesar Cielo is in a confident mood and believes he has nothing to prove at next month’s 10th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m).
Sprint star Cielo was beaten by Nathan Adrian of the United States of America in the 50m and 100m freestyle races in the Pan-Pacific Championships in Irvine, California earlier this year and the two will go head-to-head again at the spectacular, new Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Sports Complex on the Dubai Bypass Road.
Aquatics festival CAMEX concludes on a high note in Guatemala
After San Jose, Costa Rica, in 2008, the 13th edition of CAMEX, an age-group aquatics championships featuring teams from Central America and Mexico, took place in Guatemala City, from November 10-19, 2010.
The CCCAN, the Central American and Caribbean Swimming Confederation, organised competition events in FINA's five aquatic disciplines: Swimming, Water polo, Open water swimming, Diving and Synchronised swimming.
In all, 232 male and 210 female athletes, plus 165 officials, attended the great event.
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