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SWIMMING: Rasovszky finally wins at Lake Balaton; so does Cunha, again!

Local fans who came out to see Hungary’s open-water star Kristof Rasovszky finally got to see him realize a long-held goal: to win a FINA Marathon World Series race on his home course at Lake Balaton. He went out hard on the 2,500 m loop course, then eased back to among the leaders before unleashing […]
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SWIMMING Preview: Smaller fields at Setubal Marathon World Series just a month before Worlds

With just over a month to go before the World Aquatics Championships in Korea, the FINA Marathon World Series has two more events before...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: South Africa confirms it will appeal Court of Arbitration holding...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● Despite its agreement in June with the IAAF that it would abide by the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in its filing against the federation’s Eligibility Regulations for Female Classification, Athletics South Africa confirmed that it would […]
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SWIMMING: Wellbrock and Cunha win Marathon World Series opener in Doha

A windy day and two large fields of swimmers made the water choppy for the first FINA Marathon World Series 10 km event in Doha (QAT), won by Germany’s Florian Wellbrock and Brazilian star Ana Marcela Cunha. Wellbrock had to deal with a field of 82 swimmers in the men’s event, contested in four 2.5 […]
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SWIMMING Preview: Marathon Swim World Series starts in Doha on Saturday

The nine-leg FINA Marathon Swim World Series starts this week in Qatar with the big stars of the open-water division ready to go for...

SWIMMING: Xin repeats in Open Water World Cup

China’s Xin Xin is making her case to be considered as one of the world’s top open-water swimmers with her second consecutive victory in the FINA Marathon Swim World Series, this time in home waters at Chun’An (CHN). Fourth in the 10 km Open Water event in Rio, but just 17th in the 10 km […]
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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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