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PR 3 – CSS 2020: Beijing inspires stars from 21 nations

Athletes from China and Japan were in great shape in the second and last leg of the 2020 edition of the FINA Champions Swim Series, taking place in Beijing (CHN) on January 18-19. The local stars, as with the first stop of the circuit in Shenzhen (CHN, January 14-15), left the Ying Dong Natatorium venue of the Chinese capital with nine titles, while the hosts of this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo earned five gold medals. 

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19Jan2020

PR 2 – CSS 2020: China shows its strength in Shenzhen

Chinese swimmers were in excellent shape in the first leg of the 2020 edition of the FINA Champions Swim Series, organised in Shenzhen (CHN) on January 14-15, winning nine gold medals out of the 28 individual events in the programme. The swimming stars now travel to Beijing (CHN), where the second leg of the competition takes place on January 18-19. Overall, 70 swimmers are participating in the event, totalling 59 Olympic and 163 World Championships’ medals.

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15Jan2020

PR 1 - CSS 2020: Swimming stars ready to shine in Shenzhen (CHN)

Swimming stars are arriving and already training in the Shenzhen Universiade Center Swimming Natatorium, the venue of the first leg of the 2020 FINA Champions Swim Series, to be staged in January 14-15 in the Chinese southern metropolis. For this year’s edition of FINA’s successful event, the entry list comprises 70 athletes – 41 among men and 29 in the women’s events -, a strong field totalling 59 Olympic and 163 Championships’ medals. The second meet of the competition will take place in Beijing (CHN), on January 18-19.  

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12Jan2020

PR 97 - WP: Greece beats Serbia for the gold in Kuwait City

The team of Greece won the gold medal of the 2019 edition of the FINA World Men’s Junior Water Polo Championships, staged between December 12-20 in Kuwait City (KUW). In the decisive game, the Hellenic team defeated the Serbian squad by 6-4, thus revalidating the 2017 world crown. In the bronze-medal match, Italy beat Croatia by 9-6.

The winners of the tournament started the final in the best possible way, managing a 2-0 advantage in the first quarter. This proved decisive throughout the match, as the remaining three periods were perfectly balanced (1-1, 0-0 and 3-3).  

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20Dec2019

PR 96 - FINA Bureau Meeting in Kuwait City (KUW)

Some hours before the official opening of the 20th FINA World Men’s Junior Water Polo Championships, to be staged in Kuwait City (KUW) from December 12-20, the FINA Bureau held its last 2019 meeting. Under the presidency of Dr Julio C. Maglione, the main highlights of the gathering were:

-Approval of the standard qualifying times for the 2020 FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Abu Dhabi (UAE), and the 2021 FINA World Championships in Fukuoka (JPN);

-Approval of the Swimming and Diving Technical Officials for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games;

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12Dec2019

PR 95 - WP: Junior action kicks-off in Kuwait City

Twenty national teams representing the five continents are ready to compete in the 2019 edition of the FINA World Men’s Junior Water Polo Championships, to take place in Kuwait City (KUW) from December 12-20. Four groups of five squads each will play the preliminaries of the tournament until December 16, followed by three days of classification games, and then finals on December 20. 

The groups are composed as follows:

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11Dec2019

PR 94 - Eleven-leg circuit for open water stars in 2020

FINA is pleased to announce the calendar for the 2020 edition of the FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series, which includes an 11-leg competition, taking place between February and October. With CNSG as Title Sponsor, the circuit gathers the best open water swimmers of the planet in 10km-races around the world.

The Series will kick-off on February 8 in Rosario, Argentina, and will then move on to Doha (QAT) on February 15. After a short break, the participating athletes will then proceed to the beautiful scenario of Victoria, in Seychelles, on May 3.

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10Dec2019

PR 93 – DGP 2019: China dominates last leg in Singapore

Divers from China were once more the athletes to beat in the ninth and final leg of the 2019 FINA Diving Grand Prix, organised in Singapore (SGP) on November 22-24. Representatives of the Asian powerhouse earned gold in all individual events, adding three more titles in synchro action.

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25Nov2019

PR 92 – WPWL 2020: Italy loses at home; Spain “sweats” to beat Hungary

The second round of the 2020 FINA Women’s Water Polo World League preliminary phase in Europe took place this Tuesday November 19, with the celebration of three matches. Two of them were concluded on penalty sessions, with Italy losing its encounter at home (against the Netherlands), and Spain receiving and narrowly beating Hungary. Russia was the third winner of the evening, prevailing in French soil.  

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20Nov2019

PR 91 – DGP 2019: China and Malaysia rule in Kuala Lumpur

Local stars were able to win three gold medals in the eighth meet of the 2019 FINA Diving Grand Prix, held in Kuala Lumpur (MAS), staged on November 17-19, a competition where most of the titles at stake went to China.

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18Nov2019

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