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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Sport Science Video Analysis Positions - London Aquatics Centre

London 2012 Highlights

Please find below information for NOC’s relating to the Sport Science Video Analysis (VA) positions available at the Aquatics Centre during the London Olympic Games 2012:

Location:
We have a limited number of VA positions available in the level 1 seating stand. 
•  VA positions will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
•  A maximum of one (1) position will be allocated per NOC.
•  The VA positions are free of charge to NOC’s (unless an additional optional service is requested below).

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Beijing 2011, Day 3: Spain retains title, Russia ends at podium's door

Synchro World Trophy

Host China finished third - credit: Fei MaohuaSpain's stunning performance by the music "Stairways to Heaven", a routine they have been presenting since the 2009 FINA World Championships in Rome, definitely stole the show on the final day of the 2011 FINA Synchronised Swimming World Trophy where the last event, Free Combination, was contested at Beijing's Water Cube. Canada finished second while China claimed third spot, ahead of the Russian team.

The last and longest event of the competition is the only one to be performed under the same FINA Rules that usually apply in other competitions. As a result, no accessories or additional equipment is permitted in the routine.

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Beijing 2011, Day 2: Spain retains team title at World Trophy

Synchro World Trophy

Spanish Shark - credit: Fei MaohuaThey are sharks, dolphins, crabs, turtles, octopus seaweeds, waves...Defending champion Spain retained the team routine title thanks to a fascinating performance of Ocean at the 2011 FINA Synchronised Swimming World Trophy at the Water Cube on Saturday.

The Spanish squad proved the proverb "one who laughs last, is the winner". Being the last ones to perform in the event, Spain attracted the audience from the beginning of their entrance and throughout the routine by imitating the ocean creatures, turning the Water Cube into deep ocean, for a victory worth 97.151 points.

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Beijing 2011, Day 1: Host China wins two titles on opening night

Synchro World Trophy

After the Thematic Duet - credit: Fei MaohuaChina claimed the two titles in the Synchro Highlight Routine and Thematic Duet on the first day of the 2011 FINA Synchronised Swimming World Trophy at the Water Cube in Beijing on Friday. It is the first time that China wins at the World Trophy since the event was firstly launched in 2006.  The World Trophy allows the use of accessories and the time on the deck may exceed 10 seconds.

It also has an exclusive programme with scores given for artistic impression only and the teams' routine must be inspired by the culture of the host country, i.e. China. All teams performed with different Chinese style, including music, Chi-Pao, dragon dance, silk fans and so on.

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