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Brazilian teams awarded at South American Games

Brazilian open water swimmer Ana Marcela Cunha won two medals at the South American Games taking place on March 20-25 in Medellin, Colombia. Cunha came first in the 5km and second in the 10km races. In the 5km race, Cunha and Venezuela’s Andreina Pinto draw in the first place, clocking 1h01m56s. Nataly Caldas from Ecuador finished in third place in 1h01m59s. In the Olympic distance, it was a tight race for Cunha, who finished second in 1h58m10s3. Only a few metres from the finish line, Pinto sped up and passed Cunha to eventually win the race in 1h58m10s1. Argentina’s Antonella Bogarin took bronze in 1h58m15s5.

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26Mar2010

Mexican swimmers take home 28 medals from Speedo Series

National swimmers are preparing for the Central American and Caribbean Games in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, one of the year’s most important swimming competitions in the region.
Jesus Azuara, Vice President of the Mexican Swimming Federation, announced that Mexico came back with a tally of 28 medals from the last Speedo Champions Series in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (2 gold, 12 silver and 14 bronze).

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23Mar2010

Four Mexican divers in the opening round of the FINA/Li-Ning Diving World Series in Qingdao (CHN)

The national diving team travelled to Qingdao, China, to participate in the opening round of the FINA/Li-Ning Diving World Series on March 27-28, 2010.
Diving team’s Vice President, Alberto Acosta, confirmed the participation of four Mexicans in the first stage, which brings together the world’s top eight divers. Among them are 10m platform world champion Paola Espinosa, Yahel Castillo, ranked sixth worldwide in the 3m springboard and pair Ivan Garcia and Germán Sánchez in the 10m platform synchro. The coaches accompanying the team are Ma Jin, Ivan Bautista and Stefan Marinov.

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23Mar2010

Kitajima back in the race

Japan’s Olympic gold medallist Kosuke Kitajima will return to competitive swimming after a 2-year break. The breaststroke swimmer is currently training at a swimming camp in the USA and will soon compete at the Japan Swim 2010, taking place at the Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Complex on April 13, 2010.

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23Mar2010

World diving champion Paola Espinosa reveals plans for 2010

The "Mexican princess of diving", Paola Espinosa, announced her official schedule for the year 2010; she will defend her title as World Champion in the 10m platform in six events (see below). When asked about her 2010 schedule, Paola Espinosa said she has worked hard to prepare her list of upcoming events and confirmed she will attend the three meets of the 2010 FINA Diving World Series.

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09Mar2010

Paraguay gets set for South American Championships

The Paraguayan Olympic Committee (COP) gave a warm speech to the national swimming team, which is to compete at the South American Championships. Sports Minister Paulo Reichert, COP President´s Ramón Zubizarreta, National Senator Miguel Carrizosa and other national figures were present at the event.The national swimming team will travel to Medellin, Colombia, on March 21, 2010. For the first time in the history of South American Championships, Paraguay will participate in Synchronised Swimming. Virginie Isabelle Chevalet, who resides in France, will compete in Medellin, representing Paraguay.

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08Mar2010

Brazil’s water polo team and open water swimmers get ready for upcoming events

Brazil’s national men’s water polo team has been convened for the South American Championships. The 13 players will fight against other teams from the Southern continent on March 20-25 in Medellin, Colombia. Check the official list bellow:Players: Luiz Maurício Santos, Vinícius Antonelli, Felipe Santos, Gustavo Guimarães, Bernardo Reis, Gabriel Reis, Bruno Nolasco, Danilo Correa, Jonas Crivella, João Felipe Coelho, Marcelo Franco, Henrique Moniz and Gustavo Coutinho.

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05Mar2010

Best swimmers meet in Tokyo for Japan Open 2010

The Japan Open 2010 / Japan short course nationals were held at the Tokyo-Tatsumi International Swimming Complex in Tokyo, Japan, on February 27 and 28, 2010. More than 3,000 spectators gathered together to enjoy the competition and witness the performances of famous worldwide swimmers such as Lotte Friis (DEN), Cameron van der Burgh (RSA), Therese Alshammar (SWE) and Gao Chang (CHN). 28 countries took part in the event.

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05Mar2010

Despatie reporter in Vancouver

Alexandre Despatie is well-known for being a two-time Olympic silver medallist and three-time World Champion in diving. But during the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, the 24-year-old diver has shown quite different skills, by taking on the role of host, commentator and reporter for Canada’s sports radio station RDS.

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01Mar2010

Paraguayan swimming team at 2010 South American Championships

Paraguay's national swimming team has been convened for the South American Championships. As a whole, 18 swimmers will compete at the event to be held on March 25-29, 2010, in Medellin, Colombia.Swimmers: José Lobo, Raúl Pereira, Ricardo Gregor, Julio Gómez, Genaro Prono, Hugo Riera, Renato Prono, Favio Persano, Carlos Orihuela, Benjamin Hockin, Charles Hockin, Lujan Amarilla, Virginia Baez, Maria Lopez, Silvana Paniagua, Andrea Gregor, Tania Sapoznik, Laura Mongelós.
The athletes are training hard to achieve the best possible results.

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19Feb2010

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