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17. FINA World Junior Diving Championships - Aachen (GER)

Aachen 2008

From September 16-21, 2008, the best young divers from around the world will gather at the Schwimmhalle West in Aachen, Germany for the 17th FINA World Junior Diving Championships. Approximately 220 divers from 40 countries will participate, with boys and girls competing in both “B” (born 1993/1994) and “A” (born 1990/1991/1992) categories. The event programme includes 3m springboard, 1m springboard, platform, and 3m synchro.
 
 
 
 
 

World Junior Diving Championships 2008
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16Sep2008

OWS GP 2008, Overview of Race 8 (Lac Memphrémagog, CAN)

The eighth leg of FINA’s Open Water Swimming Grand Prix 2008 series took place on August 2, 2008 on the occasion of the 30th edition of the famous Traversée Internationale du Lac Memphrémagog. This 34km challenge in the fresh water glacial lake located between Newport, Vermont (USA) and Magog, Québec (CAN) welcomed the participation of 21 swimmers (11 men and 10 women) whose collective times ranged from 7:27:25 to 9:16:45.

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03Aug2008

OWS GP 2008, Overview of Race 8 (Lac Memphrémagog, CAN)

The eighth leg of FINA’s Open Water Swimming Grand Prix 2008 series took place on August 2, 2008 on the occasion of the 30th edition of the famous Traversée Internationale du Lac Memphrémagog. This 34km challenge in the fresh water glacial lake located between Newport, Vermont (USA) and Magog, Québec (CAN) welcomed the participation of 21 swimmers (11 men and 10 women) whose collective times ranged from 7:27:25 to 9:16:45.

UltraMarathon Swim Series 2008
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03Aug2008

OWS GP 2008, Overview of Race 7 (Lac St. Jean, CAN)

 This race, the seventh leg of the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix 2008, doubled as the famous Traversée Internationale du Lac St-Jean (annual competition since 1955). The challenge facing participants was a 32km crossing of the fresh water Lake St. Jean from Péribonka to Roberval. Twenty-six swimmers took part (14 women and 12 men). There was one start for all swimmers, at 8am. The water on competition day had waves of up to 1m, with winds gusting up to 50km per hour. Air temperature was 19°C and water temperature was between 18 and 21°C.

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26Jul2008

OWS GP 2008, Overview of Race 7 (Lac St. Jean, CAN)

 This race, the seventh leg of the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix 2008, doubled as the famous Traversée Internationale du Lac St-Jean (annual competition since 1955). The challenge facing participants was a 32km crossing of the fresh water Lake St. Jean from Péribonka to Roberval. Twenty-six swimmers took part (14 women and 12 men). There was one start for all swimmers, at 8am. The water on competition day had waves of up to 1m, with winds gusting up to 50km per hour. Air temperature was 19°C and water temperature was between 18 and 21°C.

UltraMarathon Swim Series 2008
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26Jul2008

FINA 10km MSWC 2008, Overview of Race 4 (Lac St. Jean, CAN)

FINA 10km MSWC 2008, Overview of Race 4 (Lac St. Jean, Canada) Swimmers of this race had to complete eight laps of 1.25km in the fresh water Lake St. Jean in the southern-central region of the Canadian province of Québec. Twenty swimmers participated in the competition: eight women and twelve men. There were two starts: for men at 2pm and for women at 2:15pm. The water on race day was choppy, reports the on-site FINA delegate Dr. Mohie Farid, with negligible current, strong wind and heavy rain at times. Air temperature was 19°C and water temperature 21°C.

Marathon Swim World Series 2008
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24Jul2008

OWS GP 2008, Overview of Race 6 (Ohrid Lake, MKD)

This competition took place on Saturday, July 19; a sunny day on Lake Ohrid, where swimmers (17 men and 9 women representing 10 countries) had to complete a 32km course. The event was hosted by the Macedonian Swimming Federation and the water sports club of “Ohridski Branovi 2008”. As reported by FINA delegate Valerijus Belovas (LTU), the race commenced at noon.

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22Jul2008

OWS GP 2008, Overview of Race 6 (Ohrid Lake, MKD)

This competition took place on Saturday, July 19; a sunny day on Lake Ohrid, where swimmers (17 men and 9 women representing 10 countries) had to complete a 32km course. The event was hosted by the Macedonian Swimming Federation and the water sports club of “Ohridski Branovi 2008”. As reported by FINA delegate Valerijus Belovas (LTU), the race commenced at noon.

UltraMarathon Swim Series 2008
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22Jul2008

Monterrey 2008: Sokolova (RUS), Knutson (USA) and Bell (NZL) most titled swimmers with three each

Eleven finals were contested in the last championships session. Italy’s Luca Dotto (1990) and Luca Leonardi (1991) went 1-2 in the men’s 100m freestyle final to clinch, respectively, the gold and the silver medal. Dotto won the title in 50.06 - a Championships record, 0.23 seconds faster than that set in the preliminaries by Orinoco Faamausuli - swimming from lane 1, while Leonardi’s second place, with 50.11 (his personal best) came from lane 4. Both swimmers come from Northern Italy, Dotto from near Padua, Leonardi from near Milan. For the bronze medal, Russia’s Oleg Tikhobaev (1990) had a swift final hand touch and conquered the bronze in 50.33, just 0.01 seconds ahead of Germany’s Dimitri Colupaev (1990). 

World Junior Swimming Championships 2008
Monterrey
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14Jul2008

OWS GP 2008, Overview of Race 5 (Sabac, SRB)

 The River Sava in Sabac (SRB) was the site of the fifth race of the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix 2008. The course was 19km and the event took place on July 13, 2008. Twenty-four men and 18 women representing 18 countries participated in the swim, which offered $US10,000 in prize money. As reported by FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee (TOWSC) delegate Valerijus Belovas (LTU), the men’s race started at 11:00 and the women’s race started at 11:05.

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14Jul2008

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