WPWL Women’s Intercontinental Tourn., Day 2: Defending champ USA bursts the floodgates against China

World League

auckland2Reigning champion United States of America overcame 2013 champion China 8-2 on the second day of the FINA Women’s Water Polo Intercontinental Tournament at West Wave Aquatic Centre in Auckland (NZL).

In the Group A match, USA needed a six-goal burst in the final six minutes to break a 2-2 deadlock that had the multiple champion team scoreless for the previous 20 minutes of play. It also meant a second straight win. Brazil and Kazakhstan battled hard in their encounter with Brazil coming back to level the match five times for 8-8 at fulltime, only to lose the shootout 12-11 to a joyful Kazakhstan.



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WPWL Women’s Intercontinental Tourn., Day 1: World’s best teams succeed on opening

World League

Auckland1There was plenty of action on the opening day of the FINA Women’s Water Polo Intercontinental Tournament at West Wave Aquatic Centre in Auckland (NZL). All teams looked unsettled to start with, bringing youngsters and inexperienced players alike, looking for more settled teams as the week progresses.

In Group A, reigning World League, Olympic and world champion USA turned tied first and second quarters against Brazil into an 8-3 third-break margin before closing at 9-4. And the more experienced Canada put away host New Zealand 15-7.



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DWS 2015, Kazan, Day 3: Golden day for Canada and China

Diving World Series

The final day of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series 2015 in Kazan was marked by Canadian triumph on the women’s 10m platform.

The boys from team Canada were clapping and whistling to cheer up and to congratulate their teammate Meaghan Benfeito after the overall rank 1 popped up on the scoreboard.

The battle for gold in the first event of the evening played out between Meaghan Benfeito (CAN) and Chen Ruolin (CHN) and ended in favour of the Canadian, who left her opponent just 1.35 point behind (338.10 and 381.75 points respectively). Tonia Couch of Great Britain won the bronze medal with a total score of 360.30.

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DWS 2015, Kazan, Day 2: China takes two gold out of three, giving way to Great Britain in men’s 3m springboard

Diving World Series

The second day of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series 2015 in Kazan saw team China secure the gold medals in women’s 3m individual springboard and mixed 3m synchro event, but lose –once again after Dubai stage - their hegemony in the men’s field.

In the first event of the evening, Shi Tingmao (СHN) successfully finished the final with a score of 384.60 points, leaving behind her teammate Wang Han (335.30) and Jennifer Abel of Canada (363.00).

On her performance Shi Tingmao, who got the second gold at this meet, said: "My dives were not as good as in the morning session. Maybe I have got tired after the synchro event".


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DWS 2015, Kazan, Day 1: China starts with four gold

Diving World Series

China collected all four titles on offer on Day 1 of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series 2015 in Kazan. It all started in the morning session, when China dominated the 10m synchro platform event.

In the women’s final multiple Olympic and World champion Chen Ruolin and 10m overall Series winner in 2014 Liu Huixia predictably took the gold with a total of 338.88 points.


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