Volos 2012, day 1-3: Vlada Chigireva first in Figure Competition

FINA World Junior Synchro Championships

Russia's Vlada Chigireva took the first place in the Figure Competition event (79.6870) held on September 13, 2012, at the 13th FINA World Junior Synchronised Swimming Championships, organised in the indoor Swimming pool of Nea Ionia in Volos (GRE).

Competitors from Russia occupied the first five places of this event, while in sixth Japan's Hikaru Kazumori swam in 77.2481. Two more Russian athletes and one from Japan ranked until ninth place and in tenth was Canadian Jacqueline Simoneau (75.5759). Russia was dominant in the preliminaries of the solo, duet, team and free combination events held in the initial days in Volos.

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FINA President Dr. Maglione re-elected at the head of Uruguayan NOC

FINA Family

Dr. Julio C. MaglioneFINA President Dr. Julio Cesar Maglione was re-elected for a fifth term as President of the Uruguayan National Olympic Committee. He was firstly elected as President of the Uruguayan NOC in 1996, then in 1998, 2004 and 2008. 

Dr. Julio Cesar Maglione has been an IOC Member since 1996. He was a national champion and national record holder in the 100m and 200m butterfly and breaststroke from 1949 to 1954. During his swimming career, he achieved the following results: a bronze medal in the 200m breaststroke and 100m butterfly, and a silver medal in the 4x100 relay at the Latin-American Games in La Havana, Cuba in 1954.

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Sarasota to Host 2013 Pan American Masters Championship

Federations News

U.S. Masters Swimming is pleased to host the 2013 Pan American Masters Championship. The Championship, sanctioned by Union American de Natacion, will be hosted in partnership with the Sarasota Family YMCA, in Sarasota, Fla. Masters synchronised swimming and pool swimming competition will be held at the Selby Aquatic Center adjacent to the Sarasota Y’s Evalyn Sadlier Jones branch in Sarasota. The event dates for synchro and swimming are June 1–12. An open water swim will be hosted June 13 at Siesta Key in Sarasota.
 
This will be the first time the USA has hosted the biennial event. The Championship is expected to attract up to 2,000 adult swimmers from the South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada and the USA.

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Japan welcomes home Olympic medallists with big celebration

Federations News

Japan's swimming team brought home 11 medals from the 2012 London Olympic Games (three silver and 8 bronze). It is the second largest number of medals in Japanese Swimming history at the Olympics, together with the equally successful tally of 11 medals earned at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. Japan picked up their biggest medal tally, 12, at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics, USA.

The Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) and fans reserved a big reception for the national athletes who collected altogether 38 Olympic medals - 7 gold, 14 silver and 17 bronze - when they returned home after the Games in mid August. This is Japan's biggest overall medal tally in the history of the Games.

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Minas TC takes Jose Finkel Trophy in Brazil's short course championships

Federations News

In the team race, Minas Tenis Club overtook Cl De Regatas, 2333.50 points to 2314.50, for the Trophy. The Corinthians claimed third spot with 1843 points while Esport Clube took fourth with 1812 points. Six new South American records and 24 new championships records were set in the finals and heats.

The competition took place in Sao Paulo at the Sesi Vila Leopoldina Aquatic Center from August 19-25, 2012. The Finkel 2012 is a qualifying competition for the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) taking place in Istanbul, Turkey from December 12-16, 2012.

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