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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.

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16Sep2019

FINA IN MOURNING – Orban Mendoza (PUR)

FINA learnt with great sadness about the loss of Orban Mendoza, from Puerto Rico, who passed away on September 14, 2019 at the age of 90.

Mr Mendoza was a former FINA Bureau Member, having served our International Federation in this capacity from 2005 to 2013. Throughout his long and successful career, he has been President of the Puerto Rico Swimming Federation from 1976 to 1980, and then President of CCCAN (Central American and Caribbean Swimming Federation) and UANA (Union Americana de Natacion).

For his services to our Sport, he also received the FINA Gold Pin.

In Mourning 2019
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16Sep2019

PR 78 - Italy wins two golds and two silvers in Capri / Napoli final UltraMarathon race

After six legs in South America, North America and Europe, the 2019 edition of the FINA UltraMarathon Swim Series concluded in Capri / Napoli (ITA) this weekend (Saturday September 7) as Italy established itself as the dominating nation of both the men and women's races.

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Capri - Napoli, Italy
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09Sep2019

PR 77- Sloman (AUS) and Cunha (BRA) lead first Chinese Taipei Marathon Swim Series

This morning, Saturday September 7, in Nantou (TPE), Australia's Nicholas Sloman and Brazil's Ana Marcela Cunha dominated the 10km men and women's races of the penultimate leg of the FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series.

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Nantou, Chinese Taipei
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07Sep2019

PR 76 – Sixteen junior squads to join Funchal (POR) for Women's WP World Championships

From September 9-15, sixteen teams representing the five continents will be taking part in the FINA World Junior Women's Water Polo Championships 2019 in Funchal, the capital city of Portugal's island Madeira.

For a six-day tournament, the modern Complexo de Piscinas Olimpicas do Funchal will welcome teams from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, Spain, South Africa and the USA.

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Funchal, Portugal
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06Sep2019

PR 75 – Russia stands out at inaugural FINA World Youth artistic swimming championships

The 1st ever edition of the FINA World Youth Artistic Swimming Championships 2019, in which about 330 promising artistic swimming athletes aged between 13-15 years old took part, came to an end in Samorin (SVK) on Sunday September 1 after five days of demonstration of elegance and highly athletic skills.

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Samorin, Slovakia
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02Sep2019

PR 74 – Ambrosimov (RUS) and Cunha (BRA) prevail in Ohrid

Kirill Ambrosimov (RUS) and Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA) were the winners of the seventh leg of the 2019 FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series, staged in Ohrid Lake, in North Macedonia, on August 28. The Russian star needed 2h00m21s8 to complete the 10km-race, while the Brazilian ace touched home for gold in 2h11m38s4.

While this was the first victory of the year of Ambrosimov, Cunha has now four wins, after previous successes in Doha (QAT), Balaton (HUN) and Setubal (POR).

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29Aug2019

PR 73 – Young talents in quest of excellence in Slovakia

Around 330 young talents from 35 countries are ready to shine in the first edition of the FINA World Youth Artistic Swimming Championships, to be held in Samorin (SVK) from August 28 to September 1, 2019. The competition is open to athletes aged 13-15, born between 2004 and 2006.

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27Aug2019

PR 72 – Jr Worlds: Strong US team rules in Budapest (HUN)

The seventh edition of the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships, that saw more than 800 swimmers from 122 nations competing in the iconic “Duna Arena” concluded today in Budapest (HUN) and consecrated the USA as the “Best Team” of the competition. The North American delegation amassed 37 medals and led the medal table with a total of 18 gold, 10 silver and nine bronze medals. Individually, Andrei Minakov (RUS), among men, and Lani Pallister (AUS), in the women’s category, were the best swimmers of the event, held between August 20-25, 2019.

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26Aug2019

PR 71 - Reymond (FRA) and Franco (ITA), the fastest in Ohrid Lake (MKD)

Axel Reymond, from France, and Alice Franco, from Italy, were the winners of the fourth race of the 2019 FINA UltraMarathon Swim Series, taking place on August 24 in Ohrid Lake (MKD). Reymond needed 5h20m55s3 to complete the 25km-event, while Franco swam during 5h41m15s5 to get the gold medal. The six-leg circuit visited Argentina (races in Santa Fe and in Rosario, in February), Canada (Lac St-Jean in July), and will now proceed to Novi (CRO) and conclude in Capri/Napoli (ITA) on September 7.

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24Aug2019

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