WPWL 2010 (Women): China upsets on opening day of Super Finals
China scored a big upset on the opening day of the women's water polo FINA World League Super Finals at La Jolla, California today. China turned over Olympic champion the Netherlands 7-5 in what is being touted as the strongest women¹s competition of the year. Featuring the top eight teams in the world, the week promises to provide plenty of action as day one showed. China's return from a disappointing 2009 proves that Spanish coach Juan Jane's influence is beginning to reap benefits. World No 2 Canada is working toward a peak for the FINA World Cup in Christchurch, New Zealand in August while the European teams have the European Championships to contend with.
Switzerland - Lausanne Natation - Head Coach wanted
Lausanne Natation, a well-established Swiss synchronized swimming club with a successful track record in competitions, has a Head Coach position opening in September 2010.
The successful candidate for this paid position will be an individual with a strong background in synchronized swimming, have leadership qualities, and have good interpersonal and organizational skills. Sound knowledge of French is a pre-requisite, length of contract 2 years minimum.
Pellegrini offers her club its fifth "Scudetto"
For the fourth year in-a-row, the Aniene Rowing Club won the Italian club championships. Rome’s most prestigious club dragged by an explosive Federica Pellegrini (winner of the 200 and 400 freestyle), who recently gave up the 200 freestyle at the Seven Hills meet in order to be fresh and bright for this event, takes home her fifth “Scudetto”, beating the Ispra Swim Planet from Brembilla and Marin (absent for a minor knee injury) and Larus Swimming of a fierce Filippo Magnini (winner of the 100 and 200 freestyle), dragging his team especially in the crucial relay.
Seven Hills, Day 3: Sullivan shines in the 100 freestyle, upsetting a "reborn" Magnini
During the closing day of the Seven Hills meet, which gives the trophy to Italy, Eamon Sullivan (AUS), who is training at the Australian Intitute of Sport (AIS) of Varese (ITA), won the most anticipated race of the programme: the Aussie, already world record holder, imposed himself in 49.25, rejecting the attacks of a “reborn” Filippo Magnini. Dunford (KEN) completed the podium.
Seven Hills, Day 2: Pellegrini doubles, the 800 freestyle is hers too
The spotlight of the Seven Hills meet, day 2, was pointed on the duel between Italian stars in the 800 freestyle. But there was no duel. Pellegrini, who already established her mark in the 400 freestyle, led the race from the first stroke, while Filippi could not do anything to upset her. The two-time world champion, author of a half-step slow because of her race, left Wendy Trott (RSA) at 200 meters from the finish, touching the wall in 8:28.40. The third place was awarded to Martina Caramignoli while an unrecognisable Alessia Filippi ended fourth.
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