The 2018 FINA World Series will feature 10 competitions across the world, starting in France at the beginning of March and ending in late June in Uzbekistan.
The results of the first edition of the FINA World Series have been compiled following the last competition of the series last weekend in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Ukraine is the big winner of this inaugural event as the federation grabbed first place in the duet and team categories with 340 and 680 points, respectively. Spain’s Ona Carbonell won the solo category with 400 points, and Japan’s Atsushi Abe and Yumi Adachi came in first in the mixed duet with 380 points.
Esther Jaumà will be the new head coach for the Dutch national team and specifically of the twins Bregje and Noortje de Brouwer. Jaumà had been the head coach of Spain’s national team from 2013 until the 2017 FINA World Championships.
The Russian federation has announced the team composition for the FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. While the veterans will be leading the solo and duet events, it is a renewed Russian roster that awaits us in the team event, as only two Olympians will be returning there.
The People’s Republic of China’s federation will not be sending a national team squad to the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary in a few weeks. Instead, officials have decided to put together a team composed of swimmers mainly hailing from the provinces of Beijing and Jiangsu.
Last week, Natalia Ischenko announced her retirement from the sport. After a stellar career spanning over three quadrenniums, five Olympic titles, 19 World titles, and a plethora of European and other international titles, Ischenko has decided to hang up her suit to focus on her new career as deputy prime minister in charge of sports and youth policy in the Kaliningrad government. We took a look back at her numerous accomplishments and the exceptional legacy she created.