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WATER POLO: Germany, Croatia and Serbia unbeaten in men’s World Cup

The 16th edition of the quadrennial FINA Water Polo World Cup is still in group play in Berlin (GER). Through two of the three games in the group phase: ∙ Group A: Germany (2-0), Hungary (1-1), Australia (1-1), Japan (0-2) ∙ Group B: Croatia (2-0), Serbia (2-0), United States (0-2), South Africa (0-2) Each team […]
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SWIMMING: Hosszu swims five, wins two to open World Cup II

The 2018 FINA Swimming World Cup in Doha (QAT) opened on Thursday with 10 events, half of which were for women. And The Iron Lady was in all five. Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu won the 400 m Freestyle and 200 m Butterfly and picked up a third in the 50 m Backstroke, a sixth in the […]
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SWIMMING Preview: Penultimate Open Water World Cup lands in China

The 2018 Open Water Marathon World Series is nearing the end, with just two events to go. The eighth stop in the series is in Chun’An (CHN) for men’s and women’s races on Sunday (16th). The series standings would be useful to show, but the FINA Web site (as of 13 September) only only updated […]
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LANE ONE: Tokyo 2020 swimming schedule will allow six medals each for Ledecky...

What will become one of the most hyped-up attractions of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo was perhaps decided very quietly on Wednesday. The Tokyo organizers released the day-by-day schedule for the swimming events for the 2020 Games and with it, the medals ceilings for American superstars Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel. For Ledecky, the […]
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WATER POLO Preview: Croatia and Hungary favored (?) in men’s World Cup

The 16th edition of the quadrennial FINA Water Polo World Cup is starting in Berlin (GER), with Serbia trying to win its fourth title in a row (sort of). There are eight teams playing in two groups: ∙ Group A: Australia, Germany, Hungary, Japan ∙ Group B: Croatia, Serbia, South Africa, United States Serbia won […]
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SWIMMING Preview: Cast remains the same for World Cup II

The FINA Swimming World Cup will finish its first meet “cluster” this week in Doha (QAT) at the Hamad Aquatic Center, also the last of the seven meets to be held in an Olympic-sized, 50 m pool. The entries show that essentially the same cast of characters seen at the opener in Kazan (RUS) will […]
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WATER POLO: U.S. finishes undefeated to win Women’s World Cup

The 2018 FINA women’s Water Polo World Cup ended the way the last two did: with the United States on the top step of the podium. The Americans finished an undefeated tournament with an 8-5 win over a previously-undefeated Russia in the final. The U.S. got out to a 5-2 lead in the first half […]
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SWIMMING: Hosszu & Sjostrom win five each at Kazan World Cup

OK, it’s on. The rule changes to the 30th edition of the FINA Swimming World Cup allow swimmers to compete in as many events as desired, but only the top three performances will count in the points standings for prizes. Music to the ears of five-time winner Katinka Hosszu (HUN) and defending champion Sarah Sjostrom […]
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WATER POLO: U.S. outscores Group B, 61-6, in Women’s World Cup

The quadrennial FINA women’s Water Polo World Cup has completed the group stage in Surgut (RUS), with seven teams trying to unseat the two-time defending champions from the United States. It hasn’t worked so far; the groups and records: ∙ Group A: 1. Russia (3-0); 2. Spain (1-1-1); 3. Australia (1-1-1), 4. China (0-3). ∙ […]
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WATER POLO: U.S. opens Women’s World Cup with 18-2 rout

The quadrennial FINA women’s Water Polo World Cup is underway in Surgut (RUS), with eight teams competing in two groups, trying to unseat the two-time defending champions from the United States. The groups: ∙ Group A: Russia, Australia, China, Spain ∙ Group B: United States, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand In Group A, Russia defeated […]
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SWIMMING: U.S. dominates Junior Pan-Pacific Champs

If there’s a Pan-Pacific Championships, there has to be a junior version too, right? The 2018 edition was held in the exotic location of Suva in Fiji, but the main attraction was the dominant U.S. team. The American squad won 54 medals in all, with 27 gold, 19 silver and eight bronze, ahead of Japan […]
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ASIAN GAMES/SWIMMING: Japan’s Ikee has seven medals so far, but she’s not done...

The 18th Asian Games rolls on in Indonesia, with excellent swimming competition in Jakarta, including a monumental medal haul from Japan’s Rikako Irie. With a gold in the women’x 4×100 m Medley Relay, she now has – with one day of swimming still to go – seven medals in all and five golds. That total […]
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SWIMMING: Canada and U.S. tops at Pan Am Artistic Swimming Champs

A poorly-attended Pan American Artistic Swimming Championships in Riverside, California (USA) was a showcase for Canadians Claudia Holzner and Mikaelle Gauthier in the Solo eventys and Holzner and Andree-Anne Cote in the Duet Technical. The U.S. duo of Yara Elian and Ruby Remati won the Duet Free over Holzner and Cote and the American squads […]
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SWIMMING: U.S. wins seven golds on final day of Pan-Pacs

The U.S. national swimming squad made a final-day statement at the 2018 Pan-Pacific Championships in Tokyo (JPN), winning seven of the 10 events at the Tatsumi International Swimming Center. The meet was quite a showcase for the U.S. and for Australia, which performed poorly at the 2017 World Championships, but was much better in Tokyo. […]
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Sensational: 12 swimming world leaders at Glasgow Euros

The swimming competition at the 2018 European Championships finished with two world records and 12 world-leading marks (one equaled): Men: 50 m Freestyle: 21.11 Ben Proud (GBR) 800 m Freestyle: 7:42.96 Mykhailo Romanchuk (UKR) 1,500 m Freestyle: 14:36.15 Florian Wellbrock (GER) 50 m Backstroke: 24.00 World Record Kliment Kolesnikov (RUS) 200 m Backstroke: 1:53.36 Evgeny […]
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Russian sweep in Artistic World Juniors

Nine events and nine gold medals: that’s the Russian record in the FINA World Junior Championships in Artistic Swimming, held in Budapest (HUN) from 18-22 July. It was an impressive performance, especially since most of the events weren’t that close. Duet Tech and Duet Free winners Elizaveta Minaeva and Kseniia Ladnaia won four gold medals, […]
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Eight golds for China at World Juniors

The 2018 edition of the FINA World Junior Championships ended the way most diving championships end: with China at the top of the medal table. The Chinese dominated the A-level (ages 16-18) events, winning eight holds and earning 15 medals in all. Zheng Li won three medals – one of each color – with a […]
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