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OWS GP 2009, Santa Fe, ARG: Stoychev continues domination

The first race of the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix 2009 took place over the weekend (February 1, 2009) with victories for Petar Stoychev (BUL) – who has been the overall winner of eight consecutive major FINA open water world series’ since 2001 – and Linsy Heister (NED), who has great potential to become a long-distance star after placing fourth in the 25km at the 2008 World Open Water Swimming Championships in Seville (ESP). The race was 57km long – the longest on the Grand Prix circuit this year - with a run-time of between 8 and 10 hours of swimming. Fourteen men and eight women participated.

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06Feb2009

OWS GP 2009, Santa Fe, ARG: Stoychev continues domination

The first race of the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix 2009 took place over the weekend (February 1, 2009) with victories for Petar Stoychev (BUL) – who has been the overall winner of eight consecutive major FINA open water world series’ since 2001 – and Linsy Heister (NED), who has great potential to become a long-distance star after placing fourth in the 25km at the 2008 World Open Water Swimming Championships in Seville (ESP). The race was 57km long – the longest on the Grand Prix circuit this year - with a run-time of between 8 and 10 hours of swimming. Fourteen men and eight women participated.

UltraMarathon Swim Series 2009
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06Feb2009

FINA 10km MSWC 2009, Overview of Race 1 (Santos, BRA): Great season opener!

The first race of the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup 2009, which was held in Santos (BRA) on January 24, has been hailed as a resounding success by organisers and in global open water swimming circles. The competition doubled as the widely popular Maratona Aquatica Internacional de Santos / Travessia Renata Agondi and the event included festive amateur races in the distances of 1km, 2km and 4km in addition to the premier 10km. More than 1000 athletes participated in front of thousands of spectators.

Marathon Swim World Series 2009
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22Jan2009

The return of the World League

Preliminary action of the FINA Water Polo World League 2009 will already begin next month! Here’s an introduction to the way the competition will unfold:In the men’s field of the European division, three groups of four national teams begin squaring-off as early as mid-January. In a change of qualification procedure from 2008 League play, the men’s European teams will not play-off in tournaments, but through a series of six individual home or away matches scheduled over five months. Every one of the twelve teams will face an opposing team from their group in games scheduled on January 21, February 17, March 10, April 14, May 5 and May 12. Four teams from Europe - including the team from the host nation - will advance to the eight-team Super Final, which will be held from June 16-21 in Montenegro.

Men's Water Polo World League - European Prelims 2009
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12Dec2008

WORLD TROPHY Day 3: ?Cats? of Spain better than Chinese ?swans?

Spain has confirmed its victory in the 3rd FINA Synchronised Swimming World Trophy, held in Madrid (ESP) from December 5-7, 2008. On the third and final day of competition, the Spanish swimmers won the free combination event, getting 99.000 from the judges including a perfect 10 for their presentation based on the theme ‘Cats’. Wearing a special cap with two ‘ears’, their faces painted with cat characteristics and wearing a swimsuit that covered one leg of the competitors, the Spaniards finished the World Trophy with a fourth triumph out of four events (Duet Free, Duet Thematic, Team Free and Free Combination). In the overall ranking, the Iberians totalled 396.666 (out of a theoretical 400.000) and proved they have the conditions to be, in 2009, number 1 in this discipline.

Synchro World Trophy (2006 - 2016) 2015
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07Dec2008

Madrid 2008, day 3: "Cats" of Spain better than Chinese "swans"

Spain has confirmed its victory in the 3rd FINA Synchronised Swimming World Trophy, held in Madrid (ESP) from December 5-7, 2008. On the third and final day of competition, the Spanish swimmers won the free combination event, getting 99.000 from the judges including a perfect 10 for their presentation based on the theme ‘Cats’. Wearing a special cap with two ‘ears’, their faces painted with cat characteristics and wearing a swimsuit that covered one leg of the competitors, the Spaniards finished the World Trophy with a fourth triumph out of four events (Duet Free, Duet Thematic, Team Free and Free Combination). In the overall ranking, the Iberians totalled 396.666 (out of a theoretical 400.000) and proved they have the conditions to be, in 2009, number 1 in this discipline.

Synchro World Trophy (2006 - 2016) 2015
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07Dec2008

WORLD TROPHY Day 3: ?Cats? of Spain better than Chinese ?swans?

Spain has confirmed its victory in the 3rd FINA Synchronised Swimming World Trophy, held in Madrid (ESP) from December 5-7, 2008. On the third and final day of competition, the Spanish swimmers won the free combination event, getting 99.000 from the judges including a perfect 10 for their presentation based on the theme ‘Cats’. Wearing a special cap with two ‘ears’, their faces painted with cat characteristics and wearing a swimsuit that covered one leg of the competitors, the Spaniards finished the World Trophy with a fourth triumph out of four events (Duet Free, Duet Thematic, Team Free and Free Combination). In the overall ranking, the Iberians totalled 396.666 (out of a theoretical 400.000) and proved they have the conditions to be, in 2009, number 1 in this discipline.

Synchro World Trophy (2006 - 2016) 2015
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07Dec2008

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