The Hajós Alfréd tribune has a total capacity of 8,000 people

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The Hajós Alfréd tribune has a total capacity of 8,000 people

Further away were Ona Carbonell and Clara Camacho. The Catalan and the Madrilenian also improved their performance in the classification by 0.7 tenths, but their 90.0157 points were insufficient to fight for the podium and they stayed 1.6 points from fourth place and two points from bronze.

Carbonell and Camacho did a sober exercise. They swam a routine that they premiered last year in Berlin with some tweaking. It is a performance based on the theme ‘Electronica’ by the Canadian DJ Overweek.

Very close to the Spanish, the Canadians Jacqueline Simoneau and Thomas Karine (89.4176) were classified in sixth position, while the Italians Cerruti and Ferro were seventh.

The Greeks Koutidi and Platanioti surpassed the Mexican Karem Achach and Nuria Diosdado by six tenths to take the ninth place. Penultimate were the young Austrians Anna-Maria and Eirini Alexandri, while twelfth were the North Americans Anita Álvarez and Mariya Koroleva.

Some absences, sanctions and injuries, states of form questioned in the pre-Olympic year … but the great figures of swimming do not want to miss the last test bench of maximum demand before the Olympic Games in Rio. The queen discipline will start the second week of competition, on Sunday, August 2, and will close the Kazan World Cup on the 9th.

Jul 23, 2015 at 00:01 CEST

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Once again, the North American team presents itself as the great world power, dominating the discipline in all editions. In Kazan they perform with a team of 47 swimmers, including seven Olympic champions. In the absence of Michael Phelps, the weight of the stars and stripes will fall on Ryan Lochte and the “girls of America”, Missy Franklin (20 years) and Katie Ledecky (18 years).

Ledecky is a world record holder of 400, 800 and 1,500 freestyle, she was an Olympic champion in London at the age of 15 and achieved four gold medals a year later at the Barcelona World Cup. Franklin represents the American ideal of student-athlete (he renounced millionaire contracts to continue his university training) and shared the limelight with Phelps at the London Games, with four golds joining the eight at world championships (3 in Shanghai and 5 in Barcelona).

The flashes of speed will point to the poker of swimmers led by Brazilian César Cielo (28 years old), world record holder of 50 and 100 free, who has signed three consecutive ‘doublets’ in Rome, Shanghai and Barcelona. The Frenchman Florent Manadou, Olympic champion in London, has been the fastest in 2015, in a season with several explosive head-to-head matches with Brazilian Bruno Fatus and Russian Mozorov. In women, the big attraction will be the Australian sisters Cate and Bronte Campbell.

Between Europe, Australia and China they hope to stand up to ‘Yankee’ hegemony. The main stars of the Old Continent will be led by the young Lithuanian Ruta Meilutyte (18 years old), record holder (50 and 100 breaststroke), Olympic and world champion; and the emerging British figure Adam Peaty (20 years old), recent record holder of 50 and 100 breaststroke.

Special attention to the Swedish Sarah Sjöström (21 years old), who broke the world record of 50 butterflies a year ago; the Hungarian Katinka Hosszu, in charge of discussing Ledecky’s dominance in mid-distance tests; and the Spanish Mireia Belmonte and Melani Costa, main assets of the national team to qualify for the medal.

In men, we will have to be attentive to the Chinese Yang Sun, record holder of 1,500 and dominator of the distance tests in the last major competitions; the French Camille Lacourt (back) and the German Paul Biederman (world record holder of 200 and 400 free).

The Catalan bracista Jessica Vall, who was already a finalist in the 100 breaststroke, has qualified for the semifinal this afternoon with the fourth best time in the 200 of this modality, in a morning in which Hugo González starred in a new disappointment, today in the 200 back.


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Vall, who was bronze in this test in the last World Cup in Kazan, dominated his series, which he won with 2: 24.41, ahead of the American Bethany Galat and the Danish Rikke Pedersen. "I am satisfied, because the objective was to go to the semifinals and I had also considered winning my series so that it would be easier to find the cut", has said.

The Sant Andreu swimmer commented that she felt very good in the first 100, it cost her "a little" the second 50 and the third 50 she has also felt very comfortable. "I had good feelings, so now to recover and see how this afternoon goes in the semifinals", has indicated Vall, who has admitted that this afternoon the strategy will be decisive and that to design it he hopes to know the composition of his series.

The best times in the series have been for the American Molly Renshaw, her compatriot Lilly King and the Australian Taylor McKeown.

In the 200 backstroke, there has been a new disappointment for Hugo González, who with 2: 02.41 has set a time five seconds above his mark. In the series, the American Ryan Murphy, the Hungarian Peter Bernek and the Lithuanian Danas Rapsis have been the three fastest.

The organizers of the XVII Swimming World Cup, which will be held in Budapest from July 14 to 30, want to show the world the beauty of the Hungarian capital and for this they have arranged the different venues in emblematic places of the city.

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"This will be the most beautiful and welcoming World Cup. We will be able to show the best vision of Hungary and Budapest", the Minister of National Development, Miklós Seszták, has proudly assured in this regard.

The central stage of the competitions will be the ‘Duna Arena’, built expressly for the World Cup and which is located in the northern part of the Pest side of the capital.

It will be the main pool, where the swimming competitions and the trampoline jumps will take place. It has a capacity for 12,000 spectators.

The complex is made up of two parts: a permanent one with a capacity for 6,000 spectators and a provisional one, which will be dismantled after the competitions.

It has two Olympic swimming pools and was built in two years, although in its surroundings and a few days before the start of the World Cup, arrangements were still being made.

The high jump tower, located in the Batthyány Square in Budapest, will surely be the one that will offer the most spectacular views of the city, with one of the emblematic buildings in the background: the Parliament.

In this place, in the center of Budapest, a grandstand for 1,500 spectators has been built that will cheer on the jumpers in the last two days of the World Cup.

Synchronized swimming will also have a venue in an emblematic tourist area of ​​Budapest, since the swimming pool is located near the Heroes’ Square, in the artificial lake of the Urban Park.

This facility has a capacity for 5,000 people and is a temporary pool, so it will also be dismantled after the competitions.

The water polo matches, surely the star sport in these World Cups, will be organized in the pool "Hajós Alfréd" located on Margaret Island on the Danube River. It is a public park, very frequented by tourists and locals. The Hajós Alfréd grandstand has a total capacity of 8,000 people.

The World Cup will not only be held in the capital, Budapest, but also on the largest lake in Central Europe, the Balaton, located about 120 kilometers from Budapest.

There, in the town of Balatonfüred, open water competitions will be organized, with a capacity of 1,500 spectators. The water temperature is highly dependent on the weather, but generally exceeds 20-22 degrees at this time of year.

Just after the kick-off of the competition next Friday, the opening ceremony will take place, the details of which are jealously guarded by the organization.

According to the local press, the scene of it will be the Danube, the river that divides the city into two parts. A floating stage, the size of three football fields, will appear in the river and images will be offered about the origin of the city and its relationship with water, according to the ‘Origo’ portal.

The star of the opening ceremony, which will cost about 11 million euros, is expected to be rapper CeeLo Green.

The Spanish swimmer Mireia Belmonte assured that she would like "go to the opening of the Tokyo Olympics" because he could not be at the opening of the three previous Olympic events and assured that he "would love" bring "the flag of Spain as high as possible".

May 29, 2020 at 1:32 pm CEST


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"This year we are lucky that the finals are in the morning, so the swimming sessions would start in the afternoon. We would not have to hit those early rises and I was delighted to be the standard-bearer, but that is what the Spanish Olympic Committee says. They have the last 1xbet promo code 2018 india word, but it would be an honor to carry the flag of my country as high as possible"he said in statements to Radio Televisión Española.

"The goal is to go to Tokyo and be at the top. The future is caught with tweezers, you have to see the planning, the competitions and the concentrations, because the calendar is still unknown except for that 1,500 meter test. I will do all the possible tests which is what identifies me. I have always been about swimming the best because my training plan allows me to", he assured.

Difficult to adapt body and mind

In addition, the Catalan swimmer did not want to argue with the return of football and the delay that other sports are suffering. "We did not decide the return of football. It is what there is and you have to adapt to everything. You even have to adapt to having to do exercises out of the water imagining that you are swimming"Belmonte added.