WPWL 2011: Brand new stadium hosts Women’s Water Polo Super Final

World League

RUS vs CAN - credit: Russell McKinnonTIANJIN, China (June 14) - The pecking order for women’s water polo at the FINA World Championships in Shanghai next month is this week taking a turn in Tianjin, east of Beijing. The FINA Women’s Water Polo Super Final started at the fantastic, newly opened Tianjin Olympic Centre Swimming & Diving Pool today.

The complex, which can house up to 5000 spectators in this city of 13 million people, was opened just a month ago and is staging its first FINA event. The city previously held the 2006 FINA Women’s Water Polo World Cup.

Making an impression on day one was host team China in what is the team’s hometown. World No 3 China thrilled a large crowd with a last-gasp 9-8 victory over Greece to take the early lead in Group A. The champion of the past two years, United States of America, closed out Italy 9-6 after being 2-1 down in the first quarter.

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Canadian athletes set to take on the World’s best in Shanghai

Federations News

Members of Canada’s World Aquatic Championships competing in Water Polo, Diving, Swimming and Synchronized swimming, showed great enthusiasm and confidence on June 7 during a news conference in Montreal prior to their departure for Shanghai, China, where they will face the toughest challenge prior to London 2012.

Athletes are aiming for podium performances and establishing their rightful place on the world scene at the 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai from July 16-31.

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Shanghai 2011 - Tickets


Tickets for the FINA World Championships 2011 in Shanghai can be booked in advance in three different ways, or can be purchased directly at the booth in Shanghai. Please note that if you decide to book tickets in advance, you will need to pick them up at one of the tickets booths in Shanghai (see addresses below).

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Everyone has a swim they remember - what's yours?

External Article

A romance spanning six decades, a moment of solidarity at sea, and a magical end-of-an-era are among the stories of ‘Unforgettable Swims’ on a newly launched Speedo online community.

Giving likeminded lovers of swimming a forum to share real life stories about memorable swims, as well as providing inspiration for swims yet to come, the site, which can be accessed at unforgettableswims.speedo.com, is now looking for passionate swimmers to upload their memories of cherished moments in the water.

The site has launched with an initial 11 Unforgettable Swims, including that of Cyril and Yvonne Wood, for whom swimming has been an integral part of over six decades of marriage.

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Young talents make their mark at Japan Open

Federations News

Japanese young breaststrokers start making their mark on the international swimming scene, as seen at the Japan Open 2011 held in Osaka from May 20-22.

Kanako Watanabe made terrific progress among women’s breaststrokers. She's just 14, not big (163.5cm and 54.5kg) and still a junior high-school girl. In Osaka, she won three events: the 50m in 31.83, the 100m in 1:07.10 and the and 200m in 2:23.90.

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