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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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11Nov2019

PR 88 – DGP 2019: Chinese divers shine in Gold Coast (AUS)

Divers from China shone in the seventh meet of the 2019 FINA Diving Grand Prix, held in Gold Coast (AUS) on November 8-10, by winning all individual events at stake.

Among men, Wang Zongyuan and Wu Luxian managed the 1-2 in the 3m springboard, while Lian Junjie was the best in the 10m platform. The minor medals in these two events went to Shixin Li (AUS, bronze in the 3m), Sam Fricker (AUS) and Nathan Brown (NZL), respectively silver and bronze medallist in the higher board.

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11Nov2019

PR 87 - SWCup 2019: Doha (QAT) consecrates Morozov (RUS) and Campbell (AUS)

Vladimir Morozov (RUS) and Cate Campbell (AUS) were the overall winners of the 2019 edition of the FINA Swimming World Cup, after the conclusion of the seventh and final meet of the series in Doha (QAT) on November 7-9. The Russian star was the best among men, with a total of 333 points, while the Australian champion led the women’s ranking with 357 points.

This is not the first success for Morozov in this competition, as he was also the champion in 2018 and 2016, and second in 2017 and 2013. In Doha, the Russian ace won the 50m and 100m free, as well as the 50m back. 

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09Nov2019

PR 86 - SWC 2019: Hosszu continues making history; Grinev shines in the 100m free

The sixth and penultimate leg of the 2019 FINA Swimming World Cup in Kazan (RUS), on November 1-3, was highlighted by the excellent performances of the local stars – namely Vladislav Grinev in the men’s 100m free -, and by the three gold medals of Hungarian great Katinka Hosszu, who now has an accumulated total record of 302 individual gold medals in the competition.

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04Nov2019

PR 85 - SWCup: Six-leg calendar unveiled for 2020

FINA is pleased to announce the competition calendar for the 2020 edition of the FINA Swimming World, comprising six meets from September to November. All three-day legs will take place in 25m-pool, as they will be qualification events for the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), scheduled for Abu Dhabi (UAE) on December 2020.

The first cluster of the 2020 FINA Swimming World Cup will be contested few weeks after the conclusion of the Tokyo Olympic Games, with Singapore hosting the first meet on September 4-6, and Jinan (CHN) staging the second rendezvous on September 10-12.

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29Oct2019

Sam Ramsamy receives ANOC's "Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award"

FINA Second Vice-President and IOC Honorary Member Sam Ramsamy has been awarded the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award at the sixth edition of the ANOC (Association of National Olympic Committees) Awards, held in Doha (QAT). 

He received the award for his almost 20 years of campaigning against discrimination in sport as Chairman of the South African Non-Racial Olympic Committee (SANROC). Gunilla Lindberg, ANOC Secretary General and IOC Member, presented the award.

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22Oct2019

PR 84 – WP Challengers Cup: Singapore wins at home

The team of Singapore won the 2019 edition of the FINA Water Polo Challengers Cup (formerly known as FINA Development Trophy), organised from October 8-13 precisely in Singapore. In the decisive match of the game, the locals were stronger than Austria, managing a 8-5 victory for the gold medal of the men’s tournament. Both teams were leaders of their respective preliminary groups, with Singapore totalling four victories in Group A and Austria also four wins in Group B.

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13Oct2019

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