The United States have shown once again their clear dominance in women’s water polo by clinching the 2017 World League crown against Canada after a solid victory in the final held in Shanghai (12-6). In spite of the dramatic changes brought to the team after the Rio Olympics, including seven new players, the squad led by Adam Krikonian have proven that they are still hungry for more. Their last
This year’s World League will go to a North American team. Both Canada and the USA have booked a ticket to the final that will be played tomorrow in Shanghai. The first to qualify was Canada, coached by former Olympiacos manager Theocharis Pavlidis, after defeating Russia 11-10 in a thrilling match. The United States scored a solid victory against Hungary 8-4. This has been a disappointing
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has taken a stand in the conflict between the International Swimming Federation (FINA) and the European Swimming League (LEN), by announcing that the water polo teams that will take part in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be formed by 11 players. This decision supports the thesis defended by FINA, that advocates for immediate changes in this sport. IOC has
The European Swimming League (LEN) has announced today the schedule for the main club competitions of the 2017-2018 season. The Champions League, LEN’s jewel in the crown, will start with a first stage that will take place in several cities from 15-17 September, and will conclude with the Final Six, held in Geneva, home of Pro Recco. This event will take place from 7-9 June, a little over a month
After the first stage, the United States is the only team that reaches the World League quarterfinals unbeaten. Three matches and three victories for the squad led by Adam Krikonian, that has defeated Russia 13-12 today to complete a perfect round. The tournament is being held in Shanghai. The current Olympic champion and title-holder of this world-class international competitionwill face the
The contraction of the first and last letters of “water polo” combined with the last sound of the slogan of the first promotional campaign of the 33 rd LEN European Water Polo Championships, “Don’t Stop It”, has been the inspiration behind the name of the mascot of the event, Wopit. After its first public appearance before the friendly game between Spain and Italy on 28 June, Wopit has started its
European water polo has closed ranks the past few weeks to defend its current regulations. Coinciding with the Final Six held in Budapest last May, key figures of European water polo, led by the European Swimming League (LEN), agreed in an urgent meeting to present a document exposing their opposition to the changes put in place by the International Swimming Federation (FINA). These changes, that
The Women’s Water Polo League Super Final is going to be a crucial test for the current Olympic champion, the United States, after the dramatic changes put in place by Adam Krikorian, who has called only seven of the players who won gold at the Rio Olympics. The American team had trouble qualifying for the final round after being defeated in the qualification tournament held in Davis (California)
Felipe Perrone hasn’t been able to add another continental trophy to his impressive track record after Jug’s defeat in the last match of the Final Six against Sznolnoki, that claimed its first Champions League. The Spanish-Brazilian, one of the main stars of the latest European competition, spoke to about his short-term plans. The most relevant points made during the interview
Coinciding with the Budapest Final Six, the European Swimming League (LEN) has made public the results of the draws for the two European Junior Water Polo Championships held this summer. The women’s championship will take place in Novi Sad in August (20-27) and the men’s in Malta from 10-17 September. It is safe to think some of the young players who will take part in these competitions will