SERBIA, CROATIA AND RUSSIA OFF TO A GREAT START

The FINA Men’s Water Polo World League Super Final kicked-off yesterday at the Aquatic Palace of Ruza, Russia, to see eight international teams competing for the prestigious trophy over a five-day tournament. Entering their first big event after the 2016 Olympics in Rio, water polo powerhouses will definitely take this floor to rehearsal for the…

USA STILL THE TEAM TO BEAT AT WOMEN’S SUPER WATER POLO FINAL

USA’s dominance of the FINA Women’s Water Polo World League has come under close scrutiny since Tuesday June 6, when the Super Final kicked-off in Shanghai, China, for a six-day fierce tournament. The reigning Olympic champion holds all titles on offer at the elite level, but it is the FINA World League that it has…

CURTAINS DOWN ON FINA/NVC DWS 2017

With the fourth and final leg of the Diving World Series 2017 circuit completed in Windsor, Canada, last weekend (April 21-23), China climbs atop all individual and synchronised events in the overall rankings. Chinese divers maintained an impressive and consistent form throughout the Series season, and swept 37 of 40 gold medals up for grab….

EUROPE TEAMS FOR WATER POLO SUPER FINAL SELECTED

Squads from Serbia, Croatia & Italy are the first ones getting closer to the FINA Men’s Water Polo World League 2017 title, to be held in Russia from June 20-25, and securing a spot for the Super Final of the competition. The three teams mentioned above all topped their respective groups in the European preliminaries…

FINA/NVC Diving World Series 2017: MORE ACTION TO COME IN KAZAN

The host city of the 16th FINA World Championships 2015 in Kazan (RUS) welcomes this weekend the third meet of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series 2017 as part of its legacy from FINA’s signature event, which was held almost two years ago now. Kazan is staging the competition from March 31 to April 2 for…

2017 FINA/NVC Diving World Series: China’s Results Build Anticipation For 2017

Great Birtain’s Jack Laugher started the year on high this weekend in Beijing, China, as the Olympic champion snatched the men’s 3m springboard on the inaugural rendezvous of the 2017 FINA/NVC Diving World Series. However Laugher, 22, was the only diver to break the Chinese supremacy at this competition, preventing the leading and hosting nation…

HOSSZU, GYURTA and CSEH INAUGURATE BRAND NEW DANUBE ARENA

The brand new Aquatic venue that will host the upcoming 17th FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, was officially inaugurated on Tuesday 21 February as Hungary Prime Minister Viktor Orban received FINA Executive Director Cornel Marculescu and FINA Vice-President Tamas Gyarfas in his office in the Parliament. Though the grand opening is scheduled for May,…

GOLD FOR SHI TINGMAO AND MARRIAGE PROPOSAL FOR SILVER MEDALLIST HE ZI

World champion Shi Tingmao claimed her second diving gold medal of the Rio Games but it was silver medallist He Zi who stole the show when she received a marriage proposal from team-mate Qin Kai on the pool deck after the victory ceremony on Sunday. Shi led China to their eighth successive Olympic triumph in…

THANK YOU MICHAEL!

The last one? Four years ago, in London 2012, Michael Phelps (USA), after concluding his fourth Olympics and totalling 22 podium presences, announced his retirement. Came Rio 2016 and also Phelps, for six more medals (including five victories), for an accumulated 28 medal-tally (among them 23 Olympic titles)! The last (are we sure?) triumph of…

PHELPS MAKES IT GOLD MEDAL NUMBER 22

After his fourth consecutive Olympic title in the men’s 4x200m free, Michael Phelps (USA) continues to accumulate records. Tonight, in the sixth session of finals at the Rio 2016 Games, the best athlete in history, managed the same feat in the 200m IM: after the gold in Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012, the…

BALANDIN, NEW HERO IN KAZAKHSTAN AS HE WINS 200M BREASTSTROKE GOLD

Swimming in lane 8 of the men’s 200m breaststroke final, Dmitriy Balandin wrote another chapter in the Games history. Winning the race in 2:07.46, the 21-year-old got the first medal-ever for Kazakhstan in Olympic swimming. Balandin did a brilliant race, saving his energy for an epic final. Almost in the other extreme of the pool,…