WPWL Women’s Intercontinental Tourn., Day 6: USA wins in Auckland (NZL)
United States of America needed a penalty shootout to beat Australia for the FINA Women’s Water Polo Intercontinental Tournament title at West Waves Aquatic Centre today In Auckland (NZL).
Australia pulled back a goal in the last 10 seconds for an 8-8 finish at fulltime to force the shootout, but missed twice while USA scored all four attempts. In the bronze-medal match, Canada came from three goals behind to beat China 9-7 in what was an enthralling encounter.
DWS 2015, London, Day 2: Russia breaks China’s dominance
Russia’s Evgeny Kuznetsov broke China’s dominance of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series in London taking gold in a high scoring, high quality men’s 3m springboard final.
It was the first gold medal of the London event to go to a diver outside China.
Kuznetsov, silver medallist in the 3m synchro springboard at the London 2012 Olympic Games, produced a superb final dive, a forward 4 ½ somersault tucked, to score 98.80 points for a final total of 519.40 points. It was enough to move him from third place after five rounds to first after six.
WPWL Women’s Intercontinental Tourn., Day 5: Australia-USA final; fifth berth up for grabs
Australia will play eight-time FINA World League champion United States of America for the gold medal at the FINA Women’s Water Polo Intercontinental Tournament at West Waves Aquatic Centre on Sunday. The Aussie Stingers won through with a comfortable 13-6 margin over China but USA turned from 7-4 ahead at halftime to shrug off a determined Canada 11-9.
China, the 2013 World League champion, will play for bronze with Canada. It is irrelevant in the overall scheme of things as all four teams have qualified for the Super Final in Shanghai next month.
DWS 2015, London, Day 1: China wins all four events in London on first day
Normal service resumed, on the opening day of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series in London, as Chinese divers claimed all four of the day’s titles.
The women’s and men’s 3m Synchro Springboard and women’s and men’s 10m Synchro Platform all went China’s way just as they had at the three earlier events in the Diving World Series in Beijing, Dubai and Kazan.
The men’s 3m Synchro Springboard proved to be the most dramatic of the day as Qin Kai and Cao Yuan showed why they have three Olympic titles between building on a slender 1.20 point lead, after round one, to eventually take gold with 447.75 points.
WPWL Women’s Intercontinental Tourn., Day 4: Top four emerge in Auckland (NZL)
Four teams have qualified for the FINA World League Super Final in Shanghai (CHN) next month, winning their quarterfinals on day four of the FINA Women’s Water Polo Intercontinental Tournament at West Waves Aquatic Centre today.
Canada beat Kazakhstan 11-3, reigning World League champion United States of America dropped Japan 17-0, Australia had by far the better of Brazil 17-4 and China came from behind to defeat New Zealand 14-6.
- WPWL Women’s Intercontinental Tourn,. Day 3: Australia and USA top groups heading into quarterfinals
- WPWL Women’s Intercontinental Tourn., Day 2: Defending champ USA bursts the floodgates against China
- WPWL Women’s Intercontinental Tourn., Day 1: World’s best teams succeed on opening
- DWS 2015, Kazan, Day 3: Golden day for Canada and China
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