WPWL 2011: Australia men and women qualify for Super Finals, as does China women

World League

Sydney (May 18). Australia has qualified both its teams for the FINA World League Super Finals following third-night action in the second leg of the Asia-Oceania FINA World League water polo event at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.

China women are also in an unassailable position with two nights remaining but the real action is which of the two teams — China and Japan — will fill the second spot in the men’s competition in Florence, Italy next month?

Japan pushed the unbeaten Aussie Sharks to a 12-10 decision tonight but it was the earlier game that had people talking.

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WPWL 2011 (Men): Japan's close win over Kazakhstan, Australia beats Kiwis at home

World League

Sydney (May 17). Kazakhstan's veneer as the best men's team in Asia was further stripped by Japan with a dramatic 11-10 victory in the second leg of the Asia-Oceania FINA World League water polo event at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.

Kazakhstan beat Japan 10-8 in their Asian Games semifinal in Guangzhou, China in November but Japan reversed that 10-8 result in Auckland during the first leg last week and last night led 9-3 in the third period before allowing the Kazakhs back into the game, with two of those goals coming in brutality suspension time.

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Japan's talents set for Shanghai qualifier

Federations News

A big swim meet is coming up this weekend: The Japan Open 2011 (50m) will be held at Namihaya-Dome in Kadoma of Osaka, Japan, from May 20-22 2011. The Japan Open 2011 is a trial for the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China, this July.

Japan's famous breaststroke aces Kosuke Kitajima and Naoya Tomita are in good shape and expected to swim well at the Japan Open.

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WPWL 2011: Aussie Sharks men crush Kazakhstan, China women too good for Japan

World League

Sydney (May 16). The Aussie Sharks men maintained their dominance over Kazakhstan on the first day of the second leg of the FINA Men's Water Polo World League 2011 Asia-Oceania round at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre tonight.

The Sharks continued their unbeaten run with an 11-5 victory over Asian Games champion Kazakhstan — a side boasting eight stars from December’s championship team. Australia led by just 5-2 at halftime but had the game sewn up with an 8-3 margin at the final break. China beat New Zealand 12-6 in the other men’s game from an 8-3 halftime advantage. China has nine players returning from the Asian Games gold-medal final won by Kazakhstan.

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FINA starts CoachTrue Programme

FINA is pleased to present the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) CoachTrue Programme. In order to meet the coaches’ learning needs and their demanding schedule, WADA has launched CoachTrue, a computer-based, self-teaching anti-doping tool.

CoachTrue’s elite-level module has the following features:

- Pre-Test: An evaluation of the coach’s current knowledge
- Tutorials: A series of presentations with voice-overs that provide essential information on the following topics:

1. Health consequences of doping
2. Coach’s accountability
3. Results management
4. Therapeutic use exemptions
5. Whereabouts
6. Decision-making

- Scenario-Based Activities: A practical application of acquired knowledge to likely real-life scenarios
- Who Wants to Play True: A fun way for coaches to test their knowledge on anti-doping issues
- Post-Test & Certification: Once coaches have completed all required learning steps, including a final assessment (post-test), they receive a certificate of participation.

Click on the banner to access the CoachTrue platform.
Coach True

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