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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

Greece chasing back-to-back junior men's world water polo crowns

Greece will be chasing back-to-back FINA World Men’s Junior Water Polo crowns when action gets underway at the new Al-Nasar Sport Club Kuwait on Thursday.

Who could forget the scintillating final with Croatia in Belgrade, Serbia two years ago when a penalty shootout was required for the gold medal?

Greece secured the shootout with a centre-forward goal in the last second of regular play for 7-7 and proceeded to a perfect record from five metres for the 12-10 victory.

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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

Kuwait ready to unveil future WP stars

The FINA President Dr Julio C. Maglione was today in Kuwait City (KUW) for the opening Press Conference of the 2019 FINA World Men’s Junior Water Polo Championships, to be staged from December 12-20 with the participation of 20 teams from the five continents. 

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09Dec2019

Margaret MacNeil (CAN): “Gold was never in the cards”

It’s arguably the most iconic photo from the Gwangju 2019 FINA World Championships. Three of the world’s fastest swimmers stand side-by-side after receiving their medals in the women’s 100m butterfly. They’re showing the cameras their hands, on which they’ve written encouraging messages to Japan’s Rikako Ikee, who was unable to compete due to her battle with leukemia. On the left stands Australian veteran Emma McKeon, four times an Olympic medallist. On the right, Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom, triple world champion and reigning Olympic champ at the distance.

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05Dec2019

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

PR 90 – WPWL 2020: Favourites prevail in Europe’s first round

Logic prevailed in the first round of the 2020 FINA Water Polo World League European preliminaries, which provided four games in the men’s tournament and one match among women, on November 12, 2019. Italy, Hungary, Serbia and Montenegro are now the leaders of their respective groups in the men’s competition, while Spain had a comfortable victory among women.

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13Nov2019

PR 89 – WPWL 2020: European preliminaries kick-off with five matches

The 2020 edition of both the Men’s and Women’s FINA Water Polo World League kicks-off this Tuesday November 12, with the first matches of the European preliminaries. Five games will take place in different locations of the Old Continent, corresponding to “Game Day 1” in both the men’s and women’s tournament.

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