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Challengers' Cup water polo set for Singapore debut

Singapore.— New faces under a new banner will enjoy Singaporean hospitality with the men’s FINA Water Polo Challengers’ Cup starting on Tuesday.

Formerly known as the Development Trophy, instituted in 2007 and run every second year, the competition has had a chequered career and brought many a new water polo country to the international stage.

Previous winners have been Colombia (2007), Kuwait (2009), Saudi Arabia (2011), Uzbekistan (2013), Iran (2015) and Uruguay (2017).

FINA Water Polo Challengers Cup 2019
Singapore City, Singapore
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07Oct2019

Budapest, Day 3: Kamminga wins 4 just like Hosszu, who extends unbeaten run to 65 in 200m IM

Arno Kamminga completed a treble in the breaststroke events on the last day of the Budapest stop of the FINA Swimming World Cup and the Dutch added a 4th gold in the mixed relays to join Katinka Hosszu on the top amongst the multi-medal winners. The home hero also clinched her fourth gold here in Budapest and extended her historical unbeaten run in the 200m IM to 65 races.

Swimming World Cup 2019
Budapest, Duna Arena (HUN)
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06Oct2019

Budapest, Day 2: 4,000 roar as Hungary, Netherlands and Russia clinch three titles apiece

These are the days the FINA Swimming World Cup has been created for: 4,000 fans on the stands, brilliant action in the pool, outstanding performances from the stars in an electrifying atmosphere. Overall leaders Vladimir Morozov and Katinka Hosszu offered something special: the Russian won the 50m back and 100m free, while the Hungarian claimed her 4th 400m IM title in the season, got a bronze in the 100m back and anchored the Magyars’ 4x100m mixed free relay to a stunning 0.02sec win.

Swimming World Cup 2019
Budapest, Duna Arena (HUN)
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05Oct2019

Budapest, Day 1: Morozov claims 100th gold, Hosszu and Milak fly high to light up the Duna Arena

The 4th leg of the FINA Swimming World Cup kicked off with some outstanding races in the magnificent Duna Arena, home of world-class swimming since the 2017 FINA World Championships. Russian overall leader Vlad Morozov clinched his 100th World Cup gold in style by winning the 50m free.

Swimming World Cup 2019
Budapest, Duna Arena (HUN)
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04Oct2019

PR 81 - FINA Champions Swim Series: 2020 edition in Shenzhen (CHN) and Beijing (CHN)

FINA is pleased to announce that next year’s FINA Champions Swim Series will comprise two legs in January 2020. The first event will take place in Shenzhen (CHN) on January 14-15, while Beijing (CHN) will stage the second meet of the Series on January 18-19. Olympic and World Championships medallists, World Cup stars, World Records holders and top-ranked athletes in the world ranking will be invited to the competition, successfully launched by FINA in 2019.

Press Releases 2019
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04Oct2019

Stars are ready to rock in Duna Arena

Here we go again: swimming, Duna Arena, World Cup, the greatest stars – it won’t be any better than this. At least all hope that the fourth stage of the FINA Swimming World Cup is going to be another hit in Budapest this weekend, and the star-studded line-up might be a guarantee for that – this was also revealed at the opening press conference of the event.

Swimming World Cup 2019
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03Oct2019

PR 80- Rasovszky (HUN) and Bruni (ITA) top overall FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series 2019

Kristof Rasovszky of Hungary and Rachele Bruni of Italy are the overall leaders of the FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series 2019 with 4750 points and 5000 points respectively.

Press Releases 2019
Chun an, China
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30Sep2019

Weertman and Bridi, winners at FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series in Chun'an

Rio 2016 Olympic champion Ferry Weertman of the Netherlands and Arianna Bridi of Italy snatched the gold medals at the ninth and last stop of the FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series 2019 in Chun’an, Zhejiang province, China, on Sunday September 29, while Kristof Rasovszky of Hungary and Rachele Bruni of Italy kept leadership of the overall rankings.

Marathon Swim World Series 2019
Chun an, China
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29Sep2019

Xin Xin (CHN) “I think open water was calling me and waiting for me”

“Am I champion? Am I champion?” Xin Xin asked the first Chinese coach she met after she stepped on to the pontoon.

“Yes, you are the champion!” Then, chanting like a kid, Xin ran into her coach’s arms and asked, “Am I good?” “Perfect!” said her coach Jin Hao.

World Championships 2019
Gwangju, Korea
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24Sep2019

PR 79 - Russia revalidates title in Funchal (POR)

The team of Russia was the winner of the 2019 edition of the FINA World Women’s Junior Water Polo Championships, held in Funchal (POR), from September 9-15, after beating the Netherlands by 11-5 in the final of the competition. The Russians managed to revalidate the 2017 title and were victorious in all the six matches of the tournament in Portugal. Before these two consecutive titles, the team of Russia had also won the Championships in 2009.

Press Releases 2019
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16Sep2019

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