Kenya’s Jason Dunford aims to make history in Dubai
The 23 year-old has already made history once this year by securing Kenya’s first swimming medal at a Commonwealth Games, finishing at the head of a world-class field including Australia’s Geoff Huegill and Roland Schoeman of South Africa in the 50m butterfly in New Delhi.
Chinese women's water polo team takes gold in front of home crowd
China won the inaugural Asian Games women's water polo gold medal with a 13-5 victory over Kazakhstan at the Tianhe Natatorium on November 17. FINA President Julio Maglione was on hand to distribute the gold medals.
China started strongly and led 4-1 at the quarter, 7-3 at halftime and 8-4 at the final break. The final margin was enhanced with three late goals by China. Uzbekistan claimed the bronze medal, beating India 20-2 in the other game in the three-day, six-game, round-robin event. India debuted at the international level and felt the might of the top two teams, losing 38-2 to both. Song Donglun (CHN) scored a tournament-high 12 goals in the clash with China.
WPWL 2011 (Men): Spain and Russia lose first games at home
The defeats of Spain and Russia, at home, were the two surprising notes of the first round of matches between the European teams of the FINA Men’s Water Polo World League 2011, played on November 16. In Barcelona, the Iberians finished the regular time at 9-9 with Germany, but were then less lucky in the penalty shots, losing by 11-12. In Kazan, Russia could not overcome Romania, losing by 7-8.
FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), 1993-2008 - A story of success
Given the development of Swimming, which progressed from one recognised season into two different periods of the year – typically, for the North Hemisphere, comprising the long course (50m-pool) season in Spring/Summer, and the short course (25m-pool) during Autumn/Winter -, FINA formally approved the first short course world records in 1991, opening the door to the organisation of the first FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in 1993.The first edition took place in Palma de Mallorca (ESP), and since then nine editions took place, in Rio de Janeiro (BRA, 1995), Gothenburg (SWE, 1997), Hong Kong (HKG, 1999), Athens (GRE, 2000), Moscow (RUS, 2002), Indianapolis (USA, 2004), Shanghai (CHN, 2006), and Manchester (GBR, 2008). The 10th edition will be held in Dubai (UAE), from December 15-19, 2010, while the 11th edition is already scheduled for Istanbul (TUR), in December 2012.
Survey confirms success in Punta del Este
Following the positive feeling on-site, a post-event survey confirms the satisfaction of the majority of the participants (over 450 in Uruguay) at the 1st FINA World Aquatics Convention, held in Punta del Este (URU), on September 27-29, 2010. The high rate of responses to this inquiry also confirms the interest in this event and the motivation of all attendees in improving the future editions of the Convention.
In a questionnaire sent to all delegates, lecturers, sponsors, exhibitors, organisers, or bidders present in Uruguay, 71.5% of them agreed that the Convention met their objectives. On a scale from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent), participants rated the “Quality of the Conference” 4.2 and the “Quality of Exhibition” was noted a 4.0.
- FINA Executive Director hails venue in Dubai as “one of the best swimming facilities in the world”
- Shanghai 2011 - allocation criteria for Travel & Accommodation subsidies for the National Federations attending the Championships
- French stars shine in Genoa
- Fine performances produced at nationals in RDC
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