8th Oceania Swimming Championships upcoming in Samoa

Federations News

altThe 8th Oceania Swimming Championships will be held at the National Aquatic Centre, Apia, Samoa from 21 – 26 June this year. Competition will take place in Swimming, Open Water Swimming and Synchronised Swimming.

Over 120 Swimmers from American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Guam, Hawaii (by invitation), Marshall Islands, New Caledonia (by invitation), New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Tonga (by invitation) will participate in the Championships.

Alongside the competitions, FINA Technical Clinics for Swimming, Open Water Swimming and Synchronised Swimming will be held with the assistance of the FINA Development Program.

The Oceania Swimming Association is most grateful to the Samoa Swimming Federation for hosting the Championships and look forward to a great week of competition in Apia next month.

(Samoa Swimming Federation Press Release)


WPWL 2010 (Women): Greece and Russia take the lead in Europe’s groups

World League

Greece and Russia are the provisional leaders of the European groups of the 2010 FINA Women’s Water Polo World League, after the first round of the preliminaries, held in Athens (GRE) and Budapest (HUN), from June 9-13. In the Hellenic capital, the home team totalled four wins out of four matches played and finished the tournament with 11 points (one of the triumphs, against Spain, was by penalty shootout). The Netherlands are second with three victories and one loss, while Spain finished this round with two triumphs and two defeats. France had a 1-3 outcome, while South Africa is the last of the group, only with losses. These same teams will now travel to Nancy (FRA), where the second preliminary round of the group will be organised from June 16-20. The first two ranked teams of the group will be qualified for the Super Final of the competition.

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Japan’s synchro team plans for FINA World Cup

Federations News

altThe 2010 Japan Swimming Open (Long Course) was held at the Tokyo-Tatsumi International Complex in Tokyo, Japan, on June 4-6, 2010.

The three-day championships presented satisfying results: Ryo Tateishi timed 1:00.51 in the 100m breaststroke, Junya Koga clocked 53.51 in the 100m backstroke, Ryosuke Irie concluded the 200m backstroke event in 1:55.67, Takeshi Matsuda touched the wall in 1:55.60 in the 200m butterfly and Shiho Sakai swum the 200m backstroke in 2.07.99.

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Changzhou 2010: Australia's Matthew Mitcham takes men's 10m platform title on last day

Diving World Cup

Just like a replay of the Beijing Olympics, Australia's Olympic champion Matthew Mitcham enjoyed his "lucky day" by winning the men's 10m platform and was the one who stopped China's medal clean-sweep on the last day of the 2010 FINA Diving World Cup.

China won seven out of the eight titles on offer at the World Cup (apart from the inaugural "Team Event" which was taken by the Americans).

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Changzhou 2010, Day 5: First-time winner He Zi in the women's 3m springboard

Diving World Cup

China's He Zi scored her first world title in the women's 3m springboard on day 5 of the FINA Diving World Cup in Changzhou, China, while Olympic champion and teammate Wu Minxia missed what would have been her third World Cup title in a row. He, world champion in the 1m springboard event in 2007, led the final all the way to the end, conquering her first world title with a total of 395.55 points.

The newly crowned diver admitted she was very nervous during the final: "I did not perform my best because I was so nervous. I am happy to win the gold."

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