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5 little known facts about 5 World Cup swimmers

If you spend time with any of the swimmers on the 2018 World Series circuit, surprising facts will emerge.

For example, did you know that…

Michael Andrew recently bought his mother a laser pistol for her birthday?

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30Oct2018

Getting to know: Vladimir Morozov (RUS)

Vladimir Morozov is having an outstanding World Cup season. He lowered three World Records, earned $80,000 US in prize money, and currently leads the World Cup rankings with three meets remaining. But how well do you know the 26-year-old sprinter from Russia who swam for the University of Southern California, studied economics there, and has lived in the U.S. for nearly half his life?

He recently sat down for a revealing interview about his early days in Siberia, his family, and how he manages his own training regimen.

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29Oct2018

Blake Pieroni: "I would highly recommend other swimmers participate in the FINA SWC meets"

Currently fifth in the overall FINA Swimming World Cup 2018 ranking, Blake Pieroni of the USA is one of the swimmers, slowly but steadily, making his way up to the top of the Series.

Improving his times legs after legs, Pieroni, 22, is competing for the first time in the Swimming World Series:

Admitting that he is having "more fun at this event than any other Series", Pierioni keep his focus in mind:

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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23Oct2018

PR 84 - SWC 2019: Hosts and dates announcement

FINA is delighted to announce the dates and hosts of the 2019 FINA Swimming World Cup, an annual competition launched in 1979 which gathers the world's swimming elite in a circuit crossing Asia and Europe.

Press Releases 2018
Lausanne, Switzerland
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22Oct2018

PR 83 -2019 FINA Men's Water Polo World Leagues begins with Europe preliminaries

The European preliminaries of the FINA Men’s Water Polo World League 2019 kick-off tomorrow on Tuesday October 23 across various European cities.

Fourteen (14) teams are taking part in the initial European phase and the groups’ composition unfolds as follow:

GROUP A: Russia, Hungary, Malta, Germany

GROUP B: Greece, Netherlands, Spain, Ukraine

GROUP C: Italy, France, Montenegro

GROUP D: Romania, Serbia, Croatia

Press Releases 2018
Lausanne, Switzerland
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22Oct2018

PR 82 - ‘The Way to Success’: FINA Swimming Coaches Golden Clinic 2018 Announced

  • 4th FINA Swimming Coaches Golden Clinic hosts strongest panel ever 
  • Speakers include Nigel Redman, Zhu Zhigen, Nigel Redman, David Lush, Stéphane Lecat, John Atkinson, Xu Guoyi and Miguel Angel López
  • Biggest gathering of elite coaches and performance directors since Rio 2016
  • Key highlight of the 5th FINA World Aquatics Convention 2018
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Hangzhou, China
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19Oct2018

YOG BA 2018: Restrepo (COL) and Lin (CHN) pair for gold

When you put two champions together, you constitute a Chinese/Colombian pair and you compete in a mixed international team event in diving, the result can only be one: gold. Lin Shan (CHN) and Daniel Restrepo Garcia (COL) successfully paired for the last diving event at the Youth Olympic Games, getting the gold in 391.35. In this team competition (it only exists in the YOG), divers from different countries compete in pairs, alternatively from the 3m springboard and 10m platform.

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18Oct2018

YOG BA 2018: Mexico takes gold after thrilling final

In the most interesting final of the diving competition at these Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires (ARG), Randal Willars Valdez gave a brilliant gold medal to Mexico, by finishing first in the men’s 10m platform, with 609.80. He defeated China’s Lian Junjie, who had been the best of the preliminaries. Lian got the silver in 600.05, while the bronze went to Ruslan Ternovoi, from Russia, in 596.85. 

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17Oct2018

YOG BA 2018: Lin (CHN) also imperial in the 3m

Lin Shan, from China, was unbeatable in the final of the women’s 3m springboard, repeating her success from the 10m platform, at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires (ARG). The Chinese talent concluded the 3m event with 505.50 points, more than 100 points ahead of Russia’s Uliana Kliueva (445.05, silver), and of Bridget O’Neil, from USA, third in 439.60. 

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16Oct2018

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