Thursday, March 27, 2014

FINA Newsletter 6/2014

FINA Newsletter 6/2014

FINA Newsletter
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27 03 2014 Today at 10:16 AM

  Newsletter #6 // March 27th 2014  
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This newsletter provides you with background information and news on FINA's activities and upcoming events.
  katinka hosszu to make waves at sportaccord convention in belek!  
  Hungarian swimming sensation Katinka Hosszu, reigning 200m and 400m IM World champion, will attend the SportAccord Convention taking place in Belek/Antalya, Turkey, on April 6-11.
The Iron Lady, also winner of the FINA Swimming World Cup tours in 2012 and 2013, will take part in the first-ever "Youth Club" conference session, which brings together young people from sport and media to share their tastes and sporting aspirations.
Together with coach and husband Shane Tusup, Hosszu, who first shined at World level by capturing gold in the 400m IM in Rome 2009, will be available to share her experience and discuss various topics, like her unrivalled versatility in the pool.
The 24 year-old will also spend some valuable time with young swimmers from the Turkish Swimming Federation during a practical session.
  Open water racing resumes in Cancun  
  CancunOWAfter a thrilling start in Argentina (Santa Fe and Hernandarias), Cancun (MEX) will hold the third stage of the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix 2014 on March 29.
11 women and 21 men from 15 countries will take the departure in the 15km race. Big names in the world of open water include Pilar Geijo (ARG, winner in Hernandarias), Silvie Rybarova (CZE, winner in Santa Fe), Angela Maurer (GER), Damian Blaum (ARG), Simone Ercoli (ITA, winner in Santa Fe) and Ivan Afanevich (RUS, winner in Hernandarias).
On April 5, Cancun will welcome the world's finest marathon swimmers for the second stop of the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup 2014.
Many Olympic and World medallists will be on-hand, considerably heightening the level of competition: 2012 Olympic silver and multi World medallist Thomas Lurz (GER), 2012 Olympic bronze medallist and reigning 25km World champion Martina Grimaldi (ITA), 2013 World Cup overall winner Angela Maurer (GER), 2013 World 10km silver medallist Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA) and 2013 World 25km bronze medallist Eva Fabian (USA), to name a few.
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Italy and Montenegro to battle for last Super Final spot   In the spotlight
The sixth round of the men's FINA Water Polo World League European preliminaries will decide the last qualifier from that continent for the Super Final taking place in Dubai (UAE) from June 16-21, 2014.
Group A and B leaders, Serbia and Hungary, have already secured a ticket for the Super Final. The battle for the last spot plays out between Montenegro and Italy in Group C, both totalling 12 points so far.
On April 1, Slovakia will receive 2011 World champions Italy in Kosice. On April 15, 2013 World League winner Serbia will meet Russia in Kragujevac, current World champions Hungary will face reigning Olympic champions Croatia in Pecs and Montenegro will visit Germany in Krefeld.
Shanghai (CHN) will welcome the men's water polo teams of Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, Kazakhstan, South Africa and USA for the World League’s Intercontinental Tournament from May 26-June 1, 2014.

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