DWS 2015, Beijing Day 1: Host China sweeps synchro events
Host China took all four titles on offer on Day 1 of the inaugural FINA/NVC Diving World Series 2015 leg, which takes place in Beijing on March 13-15.
Four-time Olympic champion Chen Ruolin and her world championships golden partner Liu Huixia remained unchallenged in the women's 10m synchro, amassing 345.36 points. Mun Yee Leong/Jun Hoong Cheong of Malaysia came second with a total 320.28 while Canadian pair Meaghan Benfeito/Roseline Filion claimed the bronze with a score of 310.86.
Mixed diving to invigorate Diving World Series
The ninth edition of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series 2015 starts on Friday March 13 at the National Aquatic Center in Beijing, with the world leading diving stars aiming to build themselves up before the World Championships later this year in Kazan.
Mixed synchronised events – 3m springboard and 10m platform – are set to join the three-day competition. The Series tour from Beijing to Dubai (UAE), Kazan (RUS), London (GBR), Windsor (CAN) before culminating in Merida (MEX) at the end of May.
Preparation works start at Kazan Arena Stadium for 2015 World Championships
Preparatory works for the 16th FINA World Championships 2015 are underway at the Kazan Arena Stadium. For the first time in the history of football stadiums and FINA World Championships, the competitions will be staged on the football field with two temporary pools, one for competitions (50x25x3m) and one for practices (50x25x2m).
The stadium is going to host swimming and synchronised swimming events. Both temporary pools will be installed on the main venue with the help of Myrtha Pools, the Official FINA Partner, and in compliance with the FINA requirements. The seating capacity will reach approximately 11,000.
Kosovo is the 208th FINA member
The Kosovo Swimming Federation became the 208th FINA Member, after the recent approval of affiliation by the FINA Bureau. The distribution of the FINA National Member Federations in the five continents is now as follows: Africa – 52; Americas – 44; Asia – 44; Europe – 52; Oceania – 16.
Athletes Village gets ready for Aquatics festival
Preservation of the Universiade Village's legacy in the lead-up to the 16th FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia was on the agenda of the meeting hosted by the campus student council on February 10, 2015.
Present at the meeting were representatives of Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University and Volga Region State Academy of Physical Culture, Sports and Tourism. Deputy Director General of the Executive Directorate for Sports Projects and Universiade Village Mayor, Farid Abdulganiev, also attended the event and addressed the audience with a short speech.
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