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Budapest stars also shone in Sanya! [VIDEO]

Out of the 13 “FINA Best Athletes of the Year 2017” awardees, 10 were in Sanya (CHN) to receive the prize and be honoured by the Aquatics Family on December 2. All of them were visibly thrilled with this public recognition, now taking place with the occasion of an annual Gala since 2014. After FINA’s main event of the year, the FINA World Championships in Budapest and Balatonfured (HUN), many of the stars shining in Hungary were also on their best shape in Sanya’s stage.

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02Dec2017

PR 94 - FINA awards Best Athletes of 2017

The world's best aquatics athletes of the year were honoured tonight (Saturday December 2) in the fourth edition of the FINA World Aquatics Gala "Soirée des Etoiles" 2017 held in Sanya, China.

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02Dec2017

Promoting Aquatic sports in Sanya

Some hours before the FINA World Aquatics Gala “Soirée des Etoiles”, the FINA President Dr Julio C. Maglione and three top stars attended an Open Class in a swimming pool of Sanya (CHN), inspiring many dozens of children that came to follow the advices of Chinese idols Sun Yang and Ye Shiwen, as well as British top diver Tom Daley.

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02Dec2017

SW, Past winners: Phelps, Lochte & company

Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, from USA, and surely two of the greatest stars in the swimming history, also appear in a relevant position in the list of the “FINA Best Athletes of the Year”. Over the seven winners so far, Lochte appears on three occasions – 2010, 2011 and 2013 – while the most successful all-time Olympian, Phelps, was the best in 2012 and 2016. 

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02Dec2017

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