Japan's Water Polo teams place third and miss Olympic target

Federations News

Despite the hard-fought games, Japan's national women’s and men’s Water Polo teams lost their hope to go to the London Olympic Games this summer. Both teams took third at the Asian Water Polo Championships taking place at the Shin-Narashino International Swimming Center in Chiba-ken (JPN) from January 24-27, an event that served as Continental Water Polo Qualification Tournament for London.

China, first among women and Kazakhstan, triumphant among men, both get to compete at the Olympic Games Qualification Tournaments in Trieste (ITA) and Edmonton (CAN) respectively, to be held in April.

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FINA mourns Mr. Klaas van de Pol (NED)

FINA Family

Klass van de Pol (NED)FINA announces with great sadness the loss of its Honorary Member Klaas van de Pol (NED), who passed away on January 23, 2012 at the age of 87.

Mr. Van de Pol had been FINA Honorary Treasurer from 1980 to 1992, becoming a Honorary Member since 1996. A very respected aquatic leader in his home country, The Netherlands, Mr. Van de Pol was essential in the promotion of women’s water polo worldwide and has also played an important role in the development of the early stages of marketing applied to Aquatics. For his outstanding contribution to our International Federation, he was awarded the FINA Gold Pin in 1988.

To his family, friends, and to the entire aquatic community in The Netherlands, FINA addresses its sincere condolences. 

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Busy 2012 schedule for Japan

Federations News

Top Japanese swimmers Kosuke Kitajima, Takeshi Matsuda, Ryosuke Irie, Aya Terakawa, Shiho Sakai, Haruka Ueda are gearing up for the London Olympics with the goal to win five medals, including one gold at least.
 
They underwent a tough training camp during the Christmas holidays, getting in shape for the upcoming Olympic trial to be held at the Tokyo-Tatsumi International Swimming Center from April 2-8, 2012.

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Trinidad & Tobago: The road to London

Federations News

The recently held ASATT Invitational which concluded on December 19, 2011 gave a few swimmers another springboard in their preparations for qualification in the London Olympics. This meet was sanctioned by FINA and allowed for official qualification if certain times were met. For the most part swimmers came just a bit closer to realizing their goals.

Joshua Romany, Dylan Carter, Joshua McLeod, Abraham McLeod and Sharntelle Mc Lean all made their mark and signaled their intent for London. Not participating but present on the final day of competition was Kimberlee John Williams who also indicated her desire to qualify for the Olympics. There are commonalities among all these athletes other than the obvious – key is the mindset and determination to succeed. A variable is the pathway to preparation.

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Brazilians swam 23 blistering marks in 2011

Federations News

The Brazilian swimmers conclude 2011 with 23 brilliant times. In all, 14 athletes and one relay team clocked times that would qualify them for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. In the last event of 2011, an additional five swimmers got the marks: Graciele Herrmann in the 50 free, Joanna Maranhao in the 400 medley, Henrique Barbosa in the 100 and 200 breast, Joao Luiz Junior in the 100 breast and Nicolas Oliveira in the 100 free. In open water swimming, Brazilian star Poliana Okimoto has qualified to dispute the marathon swimming race in London too.

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