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FINA World Aquatics Gala

OWS, Past winners: Cunha (BRA) and Lurz (GER), the shiniest stars

Since the introduction of the “FINA Best Athletes of the Year” award in 2010 – a formal gala is organised only since 2014 – 11 open water swimming stars have so far been consecrated, six among men and five in the women’s category.

FINA World Aquatics Gala

FINA Scholarship holder Sajan Prakash of India impress in Singapore SWC

FINA Scholarship holder Sajan Prakash of India clocked his best time last weekend in Singapore at the ultimate meet of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2017, when he came fifth in the 200m butterfly in 1:54.49.

South Africa’s Chad Le Clos won the race in 1:49.25, while Japanese Daiya Seto in and Masaki Kaneko took silver and bronze in respectively 1:50.19 and 1:52.23.

Athletes Scholarships 2017

Busy autumn for FINA Development activities

FINA and the Federación Colombiana de Natación hosted a FINA Diving Certification School from November 15-17 in Santa Marta, Magdalena (COL).

15 Colombian participants took the theoretical and practical courses, while judges from Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela also attended the School.

Pathways and guideline to becoming an elite FINA judge, as well as the Diving Golden Rules and Judging principles were reviewed.

Officals Schools 2017

PR 92 -Two tight games in opening women's WPWL 2018 round

The FINA Women's Water Polo World League 2018  kicked-off last night, Tuesday November 21, in Utrecht (NED) and Dos Hermanas (ESP), as the two cities hosted the opening games of the season.

Spain proved stronger for the Russians and scored 9 against 8, deciding of the game's fate in the last quarter (1-2, 2-1, 5-5, 1-0).

In the only other match of the first round, the Netherlands beat Hungary 7-6, with a lead of two goals in the second quarter.

Press Releases 2017

FINA World Aquatics Gala “Soirée des Etoiles”

FINA World Aquatics Gala “Soirée des Etoiles”Saturday, December 2, 2017

PR 91 -WPWL 2018: Women teams to play their first round

The European preliminary rounds of the FINA Women’s Water Polo World League 2018 kick-off tomorrow on Tuesday November 21 across various European cities.

The following four teams will be taking part: Spain, Hungary, Netherlands and Russia

For the first round, the Netherlands will play Hungary at home, in Utrecht (NED) and Spain will face the Russians in Dos Hermanas (ESP).

The women's European preliminaries will also be played in six rounds, following this calendar from November 2017 to May 2018:

Press Releases 2018