Super Final 2011 (Men): Serbia wins its 6th title, silver and bronze for Italy and Croatia respectively

World League

ITA vs SRB - credit: Giorgio PerottinoFLORENCE, Italy (June 26) - With one minute missing to the end of the game China missed a great opportunity to tie with the ball dancing on the line before Canada’s goalkeeper finally grabbed it safely.

The Canadian narrowly won a tight match (10-9) strenuously fought by both teams on a basis of equal strength and to resolve.

For China the rendezvous with victory was once more procrastined, perhaps to the World Championships, next month in Shanghai, where they will play at home. Progressive score: 2-3, 4-5, 7-9, 9-10.

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Super Final 2011 (Men): Serbia and Italy go for gold, USA and Croatia for bronze

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AUS vs CHN - credit: Giorgio PerottoniFLORENCE, Italy (June 25) - An ordinary game that could not add any lustre to none of the teams ended with a clear cut win for Australia, which on the last day will play for the fifth place.

The Chinese’s performance appeared under tone, compared with those delivered in the previous days and the Aussies had no difficulty in taking control of the game and securing an easy victory.

Progressive score: 4-0, 7-3, 10-4, 14-4. Australia’s captain Sam Mc Gregor top scored the game with four goals.

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Super Final 2011 (Men): USA, Serbia, Croatia and Italy advance to semi-finals

World League

ITA vs AUS - credit: Giorgio PerottinoFLORENCE, Italy (June 24) - The solid Australian side gave the Italians a rough ride. The score at half time was 4-2 for the home team. A few minutes inside the 3rd period the Italians managed two spectacular goals, from Giorgetti and Luongo, answered by one from Miller. Before going into the last period the score was 6-3 for Italy.

Australia’s captain Sam Mc Gregor reduced the gap with a great goal from the distance, a blaze (6-4). Presciutti (I) on a counter attack and Younger (A) traded goals. Soon after Miller’s second goal from sealed the final score on 7-6, with the Aussies just one goal under. Split scores: 1-0, 4-2, 6-3, 7-6.

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Swimming Canada adds open water swimmers to Shanghai Team

Federations News

Swimming Canada announced the addition of 6 swimmers to its FINA World Championships Team that will compete in Shanghai this summer. These six veteran athletes will represent Canada in the Open-Water events (5, 10 and 25km).

Richard Weinberger and Aimeson King of Victoria were the top 2 qualifiers in the men’s 10km while Zsofia Balazs of Toronto and Nadine Williams of Sherwood Park, Alta, placed first and second respectively during last week’s Canadian World Open Water Trials in Fort Myers, Florida, earning them a place on Canada’s Worlds Team. All four athletes will compete in the 5 and 10km as well as the new team event. Simon Tobin of Quebec City and Xavier Desharnais of Lasalle were also added to the mix to compete in the 25km event.

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Bovell Leads TT Worlds Team

Federations News

2004 Athens Olympic Medallist George Bovell III will lead a team of three athletes to the FINA World Long Course Championships in Shanghai China from July 16th - 30th.

Joshua Mc Leod and Cherelle Thompson were the two other athletes ratified by the council of Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ASATT) to represent the country at these biennial games. The team is being coached by Joseph Mc Leod.

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