DWS 2010 - Qingdao (CHN), Day 1
Olympic champion Minxia Wu and world champion Zi He of China failed to win the gold medal in the women’s 3m springboard synchro event on the first day (March 27) of the FINA/Li-Ning Diving World Series 2010 in Qingdao, China.
The pair teamed up for the first time in career but made a terrible mistake before finishing fourth in the event. The title was claimed by Russians Svetlana Filippova and Anastasia Pozdniakova. Sharleen Stratton and Briony Cole from Australia and American pair Cassidy Krug and Kassidy Cook finished in second and third places respectively.
Brazilian teams awarded at South American Games
Brazilian open water swimmer Ana Marcela Cunha won two medals at the South American Games taking place on March 20-25 in Medellin, Colombia. Cunha came first in the 5km and second in the 10km races.
In the 5km race, Cunha and Venezuela’s Andreina Pinto draw in the first place, clocking 1h01m56s. Nataly Caldas from Ecuador finished in third place in 1h01m59s.
In the Olympic distance, it was a tight race for Cunha, who finished second in 1h58m10s3. Only a few metres from the finish line, Pinto sped up and passed Cunha to eventually win the race in 1h58m10s1. Argentina’s Antonella Bogarin took bronze in 1h58m15s5.
Portrait of a Master: Yoshiko Osaki (JPN)
Yoshiko Osaki is a great Masters swimmer who was born on March 30, 1938. She established her second-hundredth world record in the 100m freestyle, timing 1:14.58 in the 70-74 years old category at the Japan Women’s Swim Festival held at Yokohama International Swimming Complex in October last year.
Osaki celebrated her world record at Hotel Hankyu International in Osaka, Japan, on March 20, 2010. More than 250 people paid tribute to her feat by attending the event. Osaki assured that from then on, she would continue her challenge to break more world records.
Mexican swimmers take home 28 medals from Speedo Series
National swimmers are preparing for the Central American and Caribbean Games in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, one of the year’s most important swimming competitions in the region.
Jesus Azuara, Vice President of the Mexican Swimming Federation, announced that Mexico came back with a tally of 28 medals from the last Speedo Champions Series in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (2 gold, 12 silver and 14 bronze).
Four Mexican divers in the opening round of the FINA/Li-Ning Diving World Series in Qingdao (CHN)
The national diving team travelled to Qingdao, China, to participate in the opening round of the FINA/Li-Ning Diving World Series on March 27-28, 2010.
Diving team’s Vice President, Alberto Acosta, confirmed the participation of four Mexicans in the first stage, which brings together the world’s top eight divers. Among them are 10m platform world champion Paola Espinosa, Yahel Castillo, ranked sixth worldwide in the 3m springboard and pair Ivan Garcia and Germán Sánchez in the 10m platform synchro. The coaches accompanying the team are Ma Jin, Ivan Bautista and Stefan Marinov.
Kitajima back in the race
Japan’s Olympic gold medallist Kosuke Kitajima will return to competitive swimming after a 2-year break. The breaststroke swimmer is currently training at a swimming camp in the USA and will soon compete at the Japan Swim 2010, taking place at the Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Complex on April 13, 2010.
Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games Theme Song to be performed by singers from five continents
The Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (SYOGOC) has assembled singers from five continents to sing the theme song for the first-ever Youth Olympic Games.
Coming on board to perform the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (Singapore 2010) theme song are Ms Jody Williams representing Africa, Mr Sean Kingston representing America, Ms Tabitha Nauser representing Asia, Mr Steve Appleton representing Europe, and Ms Jessica Mauboy representing Oceania. Details of the singers can be found at Annex A.
2010 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES – Qualification, Programme & Information
From August 14-26, 2010 will take place in Singapore (SIN), the first edition of the Youth Olympic Games, a competition in which FINA will be represented by the disciplines of Swimming and Diving. Below, you can find all the relevant documents and information related to the participation in this competition. The 2010 Youth Olympic Games website is also constantly updated.
World diving champion Paola Espinosa reveals plans for 2010
The "Mexican princess of diving", Paola Espinosa, announced her official schedule for the year 2010; she will defend her title as World Champion in the 10m platform in six events (see below).
When asked about her 2010 schedule, Paola Espinosa said she has worked hard to prepare her list of upcoming events and confirmed she will attend the three meets of the 2010 FINA Diving World Series.
Paraguay gets set for South American Championships
The Paraguayan Olympic Committee (COP) gave a warm speech to the national swimming team, which is to compete at the South American Championships. Sports Minister Paulo Reichert, COP President´s Ramón Zubizarreta, National Senator Miguel Carrizosa and other national figures were present at the event.
The national swimming team will travel to Medellin, Colombia, on March 21, 2010.
For the first time in the history of South American Championships, Paraguay will participate in Synchronised Swimming. Virginie Isabelle Chevalet, who resides in France, will compete in Medellin, representing Paraguay.
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