Junior Women's WP Championships, Volos, Day 3

FINA World Junior Water Polo Championships

Italy, USA, Greece and Hungary are the four teams that grabbed the direct tickets to the quarter finals of the World Women’s Junior Championship in Volos (GRE), after the end of the games in Groups (day 3).

In the most interesting match of Group D, USA achieved a vital win against Spain (17-16). Both teams were spectacular, in a game that USA used the two goalkeepers at the same time, in the last minutes, due to the fact that they didn’t have any players available (all of them have been expelled with 3 fouls).

In a stunning game, Italy beat Canada (11-10), took the first play in Group C and also secured direct ticket to the quarter finals. That was a great game, between two ambitious teams. In the other match of the group Australia beat Netherlands (13-9) and was third.

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Kazan 2015: FINA World Masters Championships sparkling closing ceremony


The 16th FINA World Masters Championships concluded with a spectacular musical show that took place in the FINA Water World Park in Kazan. Admission to the Park was free – all visitors could witness this sparkling event and immerse themselves into an incredible sports extravaganza.

Spectators were treated to an explosion of cultural events including songs performed in the Russian and English languages, masterful dances and acrobatic routines, thematic video clips, pyrotechnic effects and performances by best music and dance ensembles of the city and the Republic. FINA World Championships highlights and best moments were shared with the spectators  in a video clip entitled  ‘Kaleidoscope of FINA Worlds events’. 

The evening was headlined by the performance of the famous Russian pop band Ivanushki International. After some really foot-tapping hit songs, two high officials – FINA Bureau Member Dr. Mohamed Diop and Prime Minister of the Republci of Tatarstan Ildar Khalikov – took the floor to say their words of welcome.

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Junior Women's WP Championships, Volos, Day 2

FINA World Junior Water Polo Championships

Τhe most balanced group in the World Junior Women’s Championships is proved to be Group C, where four prosperous teams are fighting for the first place. Italy was the big winner of the games in the second day in Volos, beating Australia (8-7), whereas Nederlands and Canada reached a confident draw (15-15), with the spectacle to impress the people who watched the two games.

In Group A, Greece was the winner of the most important game, in a crucial victory against Russia (16-13) that will normally give to the host country directly one of the tickets to the quarter finals, if they beat Japan tomorrow afternoon (20:00 am). Τhe suspense was major for at least 3 periods in the game, but in the last one, Greece ameliorated their defense and celebrated the second win in the competition, in front of the citizens of Volos, that applauded the effort of the Greek team. In the other game, Japan beat Great Britain (22-8).

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Junior Women's WP Championships, Volos, Day 1

FINA World Junior Water Polo Championships

The draw between Italy and the Nederlands (9-9) was the most noticeable result in the first day of the 11th World Women’s Junior Championship which was completed in Volos.

Italians was first leading (5-1) but then, the team of Nederlands managed to reduce the dispute and to balance it out afterwards, in Group C.

Canada obtained the most important victory against Australia (12-9),  whereas the result in group A, between Russia and Japan, in which the Asian team could have set in danger the win of Russia (23-20), was significant.

USA, Greece and Spain had a comfortable evening, beating Mexico, Great Britain and Ukraine with impressively high rates. Hungary took a comfortable victory over South Africa (18-3) in Group B and Brazil over New Zealand.

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SWC 2015, Paris-Chartres, Day 2: Katinka Hosszu and Cameron Van der Burgh are first cluster winners

Swimming World Cup

In a very prolific field for Day 2 at Paris-Chartres, Katinka Hosszu (HUN) and Cameron Van der Burgh (RSA) were sacred the two first cluster winners.

Between Moscow and Chartres, Hosszu has totalised 8 gold medals. She has won the 100m and 200m free, the 200m and 400m IM of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup first leg and all same four events in Chartres for the second rendezvous.

Van der Burgh, who had to leave before the end of the competition to go home, took the lead of the provisional rankings with 96 points.

One more time the South-African proved the strongest in the 100m breast as he was aiming for a double in Chartes, a feat he already achieved in Moscow last week. Nicolas Fink (USA), who won 200m Breaststroke on Day 1, placed second in front of Cody Miller (USA).

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