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By Igor Rasula
 
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 Media coverage of the 10th Fina World Short Course Championships 2010 - accredited by Fina and the Dubai 2010 OC
Dubai
 
This Web Blog is dedicated  to the swim audience of Serbia and other swim devotees all over the world interested in the Dubai 2010 SC Swimming Champs...
 
December 19, 2010 .
Day-5 More 10 Champs Records were set on the last day...
 
Dubai
(Dubai, UAE) - The curtain of the 10th Fina World Swim Championships (short course) Dubai 2010 is drooped down. On the Day-5, in the afternoon, 12 finals were held. Ten new CRs were set. Let's start from the beginning. In the M 100 free Cesar Filho Cielo, BRA took gold (45.74 - CR) in front of Gilot, FRA (45.97) and Lobintsev, RUS (46.35). In the W 50 back, Jing Zhao, CHN ranked 1st (26.27 - CR) followed by Goh, AUS (26.54) and Peris, ESP (26.80). In the M 200 back, Ryan Lochte, USA took his 4th ind. gold medal (1:50.25 - CR), in front of Clary, USA (1:50.82) and Wildeboer, ESP (1:51.63). In the W 200 breast Rebecca Soni, USA ranked 1st in 2:18.66 - CR, followed by Ye Sun, CHN (2:19.77). In the M 100 Ind.medley, Ryan Lochte picked up his 5th individual gold medal with the time of 50.86, in front of Deibler, GER (51.69) and Fesikov, RUS (51.81). In the W 100 fly, a miracle appeared. Felicity Galvez, AUS caught gold medal (55.43 - CR) in front of Therese Alshammar, SWE (55.73) and Vollmer, USA (56.25). In the M 50 breast, Felipe Silva earned gold medal (25.95 - CR), followed by V.D. Burgh, RSA (26.03) and Hetland, NOR (26.29). In the W 50 free, Ranomi Kromowidjojo, NED picked up gold medal (23.37) in front of Schreuder, NED (23.81) and Vanderpool-Wallace, BAH (24.04). In the M 200 fly, new star Chad Le Clos, RSA won in 1:51.56, followed by Ameida, BRA (1:51.61) and Cseh, HUN (1:51.67). In the M 1500 free, Oussama Mellouli, TUN took gold in 14:29.52, in front of Glaesner, DEN and G.Gyurta, HUN (14:31.47). In the W 200 free Camille Muffat, FRA took gold (1:52.29 - CR) in front of Hoff, USA (1:52.91) and Palmer, AUS (1:52.96). In the M 4x100 medley relay, USA team caught gold in 3:20.99 -CR, 2nd was RUS (3:21.61), while 3rd BRA (3:23.12). See the ful Day-5 official results
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Ryan Lochte, USA - the king of the Dubai 2010 and also the rest of the world...
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Dubai
(Dubai, UAE) - On the Day-5, within the morning preliminaries, only one new CR has appeared. In the women's 200 breast, Rebecca Soni, USA placed 1st with the new CR (2:18.66), in front of Ye Sun, CHN (2:19.77) and Moller Pedersen, DEN (2:20.89). In the M 200 back heats, Ryan Lochte ranked 1st (1:50.25) and was followed by Clary, USA (1:50.82) and Wildeboer, ESP (1:51.63). In the M 200 fly, top three positions were caught vy Laszlo Cseh, HUN (1:52.81), Le Clos, RSA (1:52.91) and Wu, CHN (1:53.25). In the W 200 free Kattie Hoff, USA placed 1st with the time of 1:53.48, in front of Muffat, FRA (1:54.27) and pellegrini, ITA (1:54.66). Within the last race, in the M 4 x 100 medley relay, RUS squad touched 1st (Donets, Lakhtyukov, Lonovalov and Fesikov) in 3:24.71 in front of USA (3:26.69) and GER (3:26.91). The men's 1500 free (slower group) is also concluded, where the top position is caught by Oussama Mellouli, TU with the time of 14:24.16, in front of Vanderkaay, USA (14:35.25) and Mathlouthi, TUN (14:43.25). See the complete Day-5 official results
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From the SRB squad, the only participant in the morning prelims was Velimir Stjepanovic who ranked 25th (of 40 competitors) in the M 200 fly with the new Absolute and Junior record of Serbia - 1:57.18 (26.00-56.03-1:26.39-1:57.18). Congratulations...
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Rebecca Soni, USA - the world swimming queen of the women's breastroke...
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December 18, 2010 .
Day-4 Each race this evening, a new CR is fallen...
 
(Dubai, UAE) - Day-4, within the evening semi finals and finals brought new CRs in almost all disciplines. Five finals and 6 semis were held. In the W 100 breast finals, Rebecca Soni, USA caught a gold medal (1:03.98 - CR) in front of Jones, AUS (1:04.26) and Ji, CHN (1:04.79). In the M 50 back finals, Stanislav Donets, RUS again set new CR (22.93). In the W 50 back SF China's Jing Zhao, equaled CR with the time of 26.37. In the M 100 free SF, Cesar Cielo Filho, BRA again confirmed supremacy in 46.01 - CR, followed by Gilot, FRA (46.11) and Abood, AUS (46.61). In the W 50 free, Ranomi Kromowidjojo, NED placed 1st (23.71) in front of Vanderpool-Wallace, BAH (24.08) and Li, CHN (24.09). In the M 50 fly finals, Albert Subirats, VEN earned gold medal with the time of 22.40 - CR, in front of Govorov, RUS (22.43) and Deibler, GER (22.44). In the W 100 fly SF Therese Alshammar, SWE ranked 1st (55.99) and announced the new record in final.   In the M 100 Ind.medley SF Ryan Lochte placed 1st (50.81 - CR) in front of Deibler (52.08) and To, AUS (52.16). In the W 200 Ind.medley, Mireia Belmonte ESP set the new CR in 2:05.73 and earned gold medal in front of Ye, CHN (2:05.94) and Kukors, USA (2:06.09). In the M 50 breast SF Felipe Silva, BRA placed 1st (26.22) in front of VD Burgh, RAS (26.31) and Van Aggele, NED (26.41). In the last event this evening W 4x 100 free relay finals,  NED suad won in 3:28.54 - CR. See the full Day-4 official results
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From the SRB squad, the only participant in the evening semi finals was Caba Siladji, who took part in the M 50 breast SF. From the heat 2 (lane 1) he swum out with the time of 26.75 and ranked 9th overall. 
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Few of the world swim stars at the Mohammed bin Rashid swim center in Dubai...
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Dubai
(Dubai, UAE) - Day-4, within the morning qualification brought more new CRs. In the men's 50 breast Camoron Van Der Burgh (RAS) set the CR in 26.14, followed by Scozzoli, ITA (26.46) and Triznov, RUS (26.59). In the M 100 free Fabien Gilot, FRA set also new CR with the time of 46.62, in front of Nathan Adrian, USA (46.66) and Cielo, BRA (46.83). In the W 50 back ranked 1st was Rachel Goh, AUS (26.73). In the W 100 butterfly, Inge Dekker, NED swum the best time (56.69). In the M 100 Ind.medley, Ryan Lochte placed 1st (52.06) and started to think about his 4th Gold medal in Dubai. In the W 50 free China's Zlesi Li and Ranomi Kromowidjojo, NED set the equaled fastest time (24.15). In the W 200 Ind.medley, top position is assured by Ariana Kukors, USA (2:07.67) in front of Hungary's Verraszto (2:08.19). In the last morning event, within the W 4x100 free relay, USA swam out the fastest time with 3:31.90. 
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From the SRB squad, two athletes went great. Caba Siladji, national record holder and Olympian, in the men's 50 breast succeeded to catch the Semi Finals as 12th with the time of 26.91 (together with China's Li). In the men's 100 free Velimir Stjepanovic set new national junior record (48.77) and was placed 28th overall of 119 competitors.
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SRB squad in Dubai - Velimir Stjepanovic, Ivan Lendjer and Caba Siladji...
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December 17, 2010 .
Day-3 Lochte - WR in the 200 IM and Ten new CRs...
 
Dubai
(Dubai, UAE) - Day-3, within the semi finals and finals - more new Records of the Championships could be seen. 3 Sfs and 10 finals were held this afternoon. In the M 200 IM finals, Ryan Lochte, USA, earned his 3rd gold medal in 1:50.08 new WR, followed by Rogan AUT (1:52.90) and Clary, USA (1:53.90). In the M 50 back Russia's Stanislav Donets again set CR in 23.02. In the W 100 free Ranomi Kromowidjojo, NED pick up gold medal (51.45 CR). In the M 50 fly SF, Steffen Deibler, GER placed 1st (22.57 CR). In the W 200 back Finals, new star Alexianne Castel, FRA took gold medal in 2:01.67. In the M 200 breast finals, Naoya Tomita, JPN earned gold medal (2:03.12 CR) in front of Gyurta, HUN (2:03.47) and Rickard, AUS (2:04.33). In the W 50 fly finals, Therese Alshammar, SWE again set new CR (24.87), followed by Galvez, AUS (24.90) and Ottesen, DEN (25.24). In the M 400 free finals, Paul Biedermann, GER earned gold medal in 3:37.06, in front of Lobintsev, RUS (3:37.84) and Mellouli, TUN (3:38.17). In the W 100 breast SF, Rebecca Soni, USA placed 1st in 1:04.17 - CR. In the W 400 free finals, Kattie Hoff, USA, picked up gold medal (3:57.07 - CR) in front of Palmer, AUS (3:58.39) and Pellegrini, ITA (3:59.52). In the M 50 free finals, Cesar Filho Cielo, BRA, set CR in 20.51 in front of Bousquet, FRA (20.81) and Schneider, USA (20.88). In the W 100 IM finals, Ariana Kukors, USA earned gold medal in 58.95. In the last event this evening, in the W 4x100 medley relay, CHN squad won in 3:48.24 - CR in front of USA (3:38.36) and AUS (3:48.88). See the Day-3 official results
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T.Alshammar, SWE, confirmed world supremacy in the women's 50 fly (3 new CRs)...
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Dubai
(Dubai, UAE) - Day-3 heats of the Fina World SC Championships brought more three new records of the champs. In the M 50 back, Stanislav Donets, RUS ranked 1st in 23.24 CR. In the women's 4 x 100 medley relay CHN squad (Gao, Zhao, Guo & Li) set new CR in 3:50.69. In the M 200 breast Hungary's Daniel Gyurta set CR in 2:04.46. In other events, within the M 50 fly, Subirats, VEN placed 1st in 22.79, followed by Dunford, RSA (22.80) and Silva, BRA (22.85). In the W 200 back Melissa Franklin, USA set the fastest time with 2:03.26. In the W 100 breast Rebecca Soni, USA ranked 1st 1:04.64 in front of Ji, CHN (1:05.32) and Jones, AUS (1:05.36). In the M 400 free Oussama Mellouli, TUN swum the best in 3:39.64. In the M 200 IM Ryan Lochte, USA ranked first in 1:53.39. In the W 400 free Kattryn Hoff, USA placed 1st (4:00.37) in front of Balmy, FRA (4:00.73) and Palmer, AUS (4:01.45). 
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Athletes from the SRB team took part in 50 fly and 400 free. In the M 50 fly Ivan Lendjer placed 24th (23.52), while Velimir Stjepanovic ranked 47th (24.56). In the M 400 free Velimir Stjepanovic placed 27th overall with the new NR (3:48.56).
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K.Hoff, USA, in the morning W 400 free qualificiation (ranked 1st 4:00.37)...
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December 16, 2010 .
Day-2 Lochte and RUS - WRs, more 8 CRs in the evening...
 
Dubai
(Dubai, UAE) - The Semi Finals and Finals of the Day-2 at the Rashid swim complex brought 2 WRs and 8 new CRs. Earning his second Gold medal, Ryan Lochte USA star in the M 400 Ind.medley Final set new WR (3:55.50). In the last evening event, in the men's 4x200 free relay Final, RUS team (Lobintsev, Izvotov, Lagunov &  Sukhorukov ) set WR (6:49.04), in front of USA (6:49.58) and FRA (6:56.05). In the M 100 back Final, Stanislav Donets again broke CR in 49.07. In the W 100 free SF, fastest time had Femke Hemskerk, NED (52.27) in front of Kromowidjojo, NED (52.34) and Coughlin, USA (52.51). In the W 50 breast Final, Rebecca Soni, USA took Gold medal in 29.83. In the W 50 fly SF, Therese Alshammar SWE again set CR (25.19), followed by Galvez, AUS (25.20) and Lu Ying, CHN (25.41). In the M 50 free SF, the top placed Cesar Cielo, BRA finished with the new CR (20.61). Second were Orsi, ITA (21.10) and Bousquet, FRA (21.17)... In the W 100 back Final, Nathalie Coughlin, USA, earned Gold medal in 56.08 CR. In the M 100 breast Final, Cameron V.D. Burgh RSA picked up Gold medal and CR in 56.80 - followed by  Scozzoli, Ita (57.13) and Silva, BRA (57.39). Fastest time in the W 100 IM SFs is set by Ariana Kukors, USA again with new CR (58.65) in front of Ngawati, AUS (59.18) and Liu, CHN (59.36)... In the M 100 fly Final, Russia's star Evgeny Korotyshkin took Gold medal (50.23).  In the W 800 free Final Erika Villaecija, ESP took Gold medal with the time of 8:11.61. See the full Day-2 official results
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Natalie Couhlin, USA, spectacular come-back to the world swimming elite with 2 CRs...
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Dubai
(Dubai, UAE) - Day-2 within the morning qualifications at the 10th Fina World SC Championships at the marvelous Rashid swim complex brought more spectacular races and battles in the pool. Three new Champs Records were set: Ryan Lochte USA in the M 400 Ind.medley (4:01.76) in front of Mellouli (TUN) - 4:02.27; In the W 50 fly, Therese Alshammar SWE set new CR with the time of 25.23; In the W 100 Ind.medley Ariana Kukors USA also broke CR in 59.14. In other disciplines Natalie Coughlin USA ranked 1st in the W 100 free (52.27) in front of Ranomi Kromowidjojo NED (52.39) and Dana Vollmer USA (52.58). In the M 50 free Cesar Cielo BRA was the fastest swimmer with the time of 21.06 in front of Adrian, USA (21.11) and Bousquet, FRA (21.12). In the M 4x200 medley relay USA ranked 1st in 6:56.53 followed by RUS squad (6:57.48) and third GER squad (6:59.83)... 
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As on the activities of the Serbian swim squad, the only athlete who took part in the morning qualification was Velimir Stjepanovic (1993) who placed 35th overall (of 131 competitors) in the men's 50 free with the worthy time 22.29
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Ryan Lochte, USA - on the the Dubai 2010's podium for his first gold medal...
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December 15, 2010 .
Day-1 WR in 4x200 free women and 6 CRs in Semis & Finals...
 
Dubai
(Dubai, UAE) - After the delighted opening ceremony, the competition continued with the evening semi finals and finals... 5 final races and 6 SFs have been held. This evening one WR and 6 CRs were set. In the M 200 free Ryan Lochte, USA set again CR with the time of 1:41.08, in front of Danila Izotov, RUS (1:41.70).. In the W 50 breast SF, Jin Zhao CHN placed 1st (29.96). In the men's 100 back Stanislav Donets, RUS conformed the Euro and the world domination to qualify for the finals in a new CR:49.62, breaking previous Lochte’s CR by o.37 sec. In the W 200 fly Mireia Belmonte, ESP earned gold medal in 2:03.59 CR. This is Spain’s first ever Gold medal at the WCh SC and Belmonte’s third WCh SC medal. Jemma Lowe GBR claims Great-Britian’s second consecutive WCh SC medal in this event - silver (2:03.94). In the M 100 breast SF, Mike Alexandrov, USA ranked 1st with the time of 57.18 - CR in front of Silva, BRA and V.D.Burgh, RSA. In the W 100 back SF, Chang Gao, CHN set new CR in 56.58... Albert Subirats, VEN is the fastest in the M 100 fly SF (50.51) in front of Kishida, JPN and Almeida, BRA. Spanish super star Mireia Belmonte, in the W 400 IM set her another CR with the time of 4:24.21. Belmonte claims Spain’s second Gold medal at the WCh SC ever after also having won the 200m fly earlier today. In the men's 4x100 free FRA (Bernard, Bousquet, Gilot and Agnel) took gold in 3:04.78 - CR, while in the women's 4x200 free CHN (Chen, Tang, Liu and Zhu)   earned gold medal and set WR in 7:35.94. almost 3 seconds faster than the Netherland’s record of 7:38.90...The full official Day-1 Results are available at the omegatiming.com
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Mireia Garcia Belmonte, WCh SC rec holder - a beauty and double world champion...
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(Dubai, UAE) - The 10th Fina World Short Course champs in the United Arab Emirates, started this morning unexpectedly with the records. Just at the beginning, within the morning heats, the new three champs records were set by Ryan Lochte, USA in the M 200 free (1:42.38), in the M 100 breast by Fabio Scozzoli, ITA with the time of 57.60 and by the Russia's squad in the M 4x100 free relay (3:07.78)... The best times in other events, this morning as well as the positions for the afternoon's semi finals were swum out by Yulia Efimova RUS in the W 50 breast (30.10); Stanislav Donets, RUS in the M 100 back (50.18); Katinka Hosszu, HUN in the W 200 fly (2:04.56); Melissa Franklin, USA in the W 100 back (57.33); Jason Dunford, KEN in the M 100 fly (50.38), Zsuzsanna Jakabos, HUN in the W 400 IM (4:30.92) and the USA squad in the W 4x200 free relay (7:40.63)
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In the morning qualifications, the Serbian competitors didn't succeed to catch the semi finals. In the men's 100 breast Caba Siladji was DISQ, Ivan Lendjer in the men's 100 fly placed 17th (51.54), while Velimir Stjepanovic ranked 39th (53.09) of 88 competitors who concluded the men's 100 fly heats... The full official results are available at the timekepper's web site omegatiming.com
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Sparkles from the champs pool for the Day-1 morning heats..."The 50 is a funny race. It's hard to get going but my time is pretty good. Short course metres are new to me. I've only raced it a couple of times. It feels quite exciting and the pool feels fast. It felt great out there and I love the atmosphere." said Rebecca Soni after the women's 50 breast heats concluded.
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December 14, 2010 .
FINA Bureau Meeting in Dubai...
 
Dubai
(Dubai, UAE) - The FINA Bureau met in Dubai on Dec 12-14 with the occasion of the 10th FINA World Swimming Championships. Following the call by the FINA President Dr. Julio C. Maglione, and before the start of the meeting, the respected minute of silence was held in a memory of Fran Crippen, the American open water swimmer, who tragically died on October 23 during the last leg of the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup in Fujairah (UAE). In order to continue with the successful tradition of these championships, the Bureau awarded the organisation of the 12th FINA World Swim Championships (25m) in 2014 to the city of Catania (Sicily, ITA). After the  presentation, the City of Casablanca (MAR) was chosen to stage the 4th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in 2013.
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FINA received reports concerning the preparation of the upcoming FINA competitions: 14th FINA World Champs Shanghai 2011, 3rd FINA World Junior Swim Championships Lima 2011, 11th FINA World Swim Championships (25m) Istanbul 2012, and 15th FINA World Champs Barcelona 2013. These reports demonstrated that the preparation of these championships are proceeding in a very positive way and are a guarantee of successful  upcoming World Championships... A report on the Olympic Games London 2012 was also presented to the Bureau. FINA is working in close co-operation with the IOC and LOCOG to finalise the programme of these Olympic Games and to ensure the optimal exposure of Aquatic sports in the British capital. Fina has also  nominated a new member of its Press Commission: Gergely Csurka (HUN)...
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December 13, 2010 .
FINA announced the Start Lists of all events...
 
Dubai
(Dubai, UAE) - The world swimmers who already arrived Dubai, have trained for the first time in the new state of the art Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Sports Complex and the response has been overwhelmingly positive, with the swimmers praising the standard and quality of the venue. With only two days to go until the start of the 10th Fina World Swimming Champs (25m), and over 770 swimmers from over 148 countries who are going to take part into the event, the pool deck will be awash with the world’s best swimmers as they prepare for the competition. Due to the latest info from the OC board, teams are arriving every day, so the Dubai's airport will also be swarming with the heroes of the pool.
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World and Olympic 1500 free champion, Oussama Mellouli of Tunisia was also full of praise for the facility, saying “I am super excited, it’s an incredible venue, a fast pool and I can’t wait to get this competition going”. Mellouli, who is hot favourite to take the 1500m gold, is tapered and feeling good. 
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Fina has announced the Entry Lists of the all events... Few names are at the top such as Mangini, Korzeniowski and Izotov in 200 free, Pellegrini, Heemskerk and Vollmer also in 200 free, Izotov, Cielo and Magnini in 200 fly, etc. Athletes from the SRB squad are also seen for the finals: I.Lendjer in 100 fly (3rd time overall), 8th time in 50 fly (22.79), while C.Siladji placed 6th in 50 breast (26.31) while in 100 breast 8th (57.65). Watch out the complete lists, issued at the official timekeeper's web-site omegatiming.com
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. Tasting of the competition pool in the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Complex.
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December 12, 2010 .
Serbian 'amazing duo' on the way to Dubai 2010...
 
Belgrade
(Belgrade, SRB) - On Sunday, the trio of the Serbian Swimming departured Belgrade from the airport 'Nikola Tesla'. Leaded by prof.Dejan Pejinovic, the national senior head coach, the 'amazing serbian duo' Ivan Lendjer and Caba Siladji went on travel to the United Arab Emirates. This is just a part of the Serbian squad for the upcoming 10th Fina World Swim Short Course Championships. In Dubai, another part of the national swimming selection (Velimir Stjepanovic, swimmer and Chris Tidey, coach) will join the Serbian team.
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In his short note for the domestic media, Dejan Pejinovic, national head coach said: "My swimmers did all I previously had expected to do, especially in the last period. Now the time is in front of them to show, for what positions in this competition they can step up. The goals for Lendjer are to go under 23.50 in the men's 50 fly, while in the 100 fly - all bellow 51.50 would be great. Regarding the Siladji's goals, he can go bellow 27.00 in the men's 50 breast, while in the 100 breast, I hope he can go faster then 59 seconds. In this moment we do not know how many swimmers would swim in the semi finals 20 or 16, and in finals 8 or 10. What is more, the concurrence for the Dubai 2010 is more serious then in Eindhoven (European SC championships recently finished in the Netherlands). Top hopes for the men's 100 fly are Korotyshkin and Deibler, while in the men's 100 breast Brazilian Silva and Southafrican V.D. Burg...All who like swimming would have a great spectacle to enjoy. "
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. Serbian swimming trio at the Belgrade's airport, in the Sunady's moring...
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December 09, 2010 .
27 Aussies ready to take on the Dubai 2010...
 
AUS swim team
(Dubai, UAE) - In his latest turnning to media, prior to start the flight to Dubai, Leigh Nugent Australian head coach said:"The Dubai event is very important for Australia. We had a good latter part of the year, at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championship and the Commonwealth Games. The Dubai world championship is important not only for the experienced athletes, but also for the less experienced athletes looking to cement their place in the side." Nugent is taking the short course event as seriously as the LC world champs in Shanghai in July 2011 for which he organized preparations in the Chinese city, before bringing the squad of 27 to Dubai next week
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The coach board of the Australian swimming has decided to rest some big names but still have the likes of Geoff Huegill and Liesel Jones. Coach Nugent also explained that they are not bringing the top stars, but the AUS team still have 27 athletes competing. Some of the swimmers are preparing for Shanghai. Huegill and Jones are obviously the biggest swim names in the AUS selection, but the coach staff is expecting a few surprises in Dubai... “With guys like James Magnussen, Matt Abood and Kyle Richardson in the team, this meet will also be a good chance for our male sprinters to compete against the best in the world” Nugent added. Has to be mentioned, too, that in the mid of June, Nugent has spent some time in the 'inspection' of Dubai, as part of his team's preparation...
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. Leigh Nugent, the Australian National Team Swim Coach with part of "his" team...
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December 08, 2010 .
37 stars from the USA team - against the world...
 
M.Alexandrov
(Dubai, UAE) - In the mid of October, USA Swimming announced the 2010 FINA Short Course World Champs Team. Despite the fact that Michael Phelps won't be with the team, other stars are guarantees for the worthy medals harvest. Thirty-seven of the nation’s top swimmers, including 2008 Olympic gold medalists Ryan Lochte, Natalie Coughlin, Aaron Peirsol and Rebecca Soni will find themselves in Dubai. The US roster will feature a total of 20 Olympians, including reigning SC World Champions Lochte and Nathan Adrian. The  Americn best breastroker Mike Alexandrov (ex-BUL star, now resident of the USA) - recently set two new USA SCY records at the 2010 Short Course Nationals in Columbus, Ohio (100 yd breast - 51.35 and 200 yd breast in 1:51.73) has a great chances to catch the podium. The U.S. team in Dubai will also feature SC World Champions Jessica Hardy and Mary DeScenza Mohler. The meet will be the first Short Course World Championships that Coughlin, Peirsol and Katie Hoff have competed in since 2004. A complete roster for the U.S. 2010 Short Course World Championships Team can be found here.
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“This team represents one of the most talented USA Swimming squads I’ve seen,” said USA Swimming interim National Team Head Coach Jim Wood. “Our team is a solid mix of new talent and veteran leadership and that is really exciting, both for this meet and as we head toward London in less than two years.”
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. Mike Alexandrov, great hope for one of the medals for the US swimming in Dubai...
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December 08, 2010 .
Dubai 2010 Org Committee announces National Sponsors...
 
Dubai
(Dubai, UAE) - Seven days prior to the start of the Fina World Swim Championships the 2010 Dubai Organizing Committee, at the press conference yesterday announced the seven national sponsors of this event. The National Sponsors for the Championships are telecommunications corporation Etisalat, banking house Emirates NBD, multinational construction conglomerate and the builder of the Championships’ venue, the Saudi Bin Laden Group, retailer Dubai Duty Free, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) and the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).
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Championships Director Obaid Al Shamsi expresing his huge satisfaction said: “Their involvement plays a crucial role in ensuring major events like the Fina World Swimming Championships can continue to take place in Dubai. We have attracted a diverse group of National Sponsors from telecommunications, banking, construction, retail, transport, tourism and the utilities and that diversity underlines the health of the Dubai economy.” Vice-Championships Director and Chairman of the Marketing Committee Dr Khalid Mohammed Al Zahed said: “It is the first time a swimming World Championships of this scale has ever taken place in the Middle East, let alone the UAE or Dubai and so this is an event of global significance."
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. Members of the Organizing Committee at the yesterday's media conference...
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December 07, 2010 .
Latest polishes - prior to the world spectacle in Dubai...
 
Dubai
(Dubai, UAE) - Last weekend in Europe, and the rest of the world, many national short course championships have been organized. Regarding the times that were set in the 25-m pools, there is no doubt that the 10th Fina World Swim Championships would be the crown of the present possibilities of the almost all participants who are entered.
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Few times have to be mentioned: Yanick Agnel (FRA) in 200 free 1:41.05 (lap times 24.06-49.97-1.15.96-1.41.96), Mads Glaesner (DEN) in 1500 free (14.55.91), Lotte Friis (DEN) in 200 free (1.57.63), Cesar Cielo (BRA) in 50 fly (23.06), while Nicholas Dos Santos (BRA) swum in 23.11, Felipe Silva (BRA) in 100 breast (58.67), Joeri Verlinden (NED) in 100 fly (50.96), Hinkelien Schreuder in 50 back (27.33), Sharon van Rouwendaal (NED) in 200 free women (1.57.03) while in the 400 IM (4:37.45), Marleen Veldhuis (NED) in 100 free women (53.41) while in the 50 fly  (26.01),  Melanie Costa  (ESP) in 200 free women (1:54.94 NR), Rafa Munoz (ESP) in 50 free (22.24), while in 10 fly (52.60), Ashvin Wildeboer (ESP) in 50 back (23.28), Merzedes Peris (ESP) in 50 back women (26.95), Sarah Sjoestroem (SWE) in 100 free women (53.21), Peter Stymne (SWE) in 100 free (47.89), Therese Alshammar (SWE) in 100 fly (55.57), while in 50 free (24.04), Gabriella Fagundez in 400 free women (4.05.28), Lars Frolander (SWE) in 50 fly (23.48)... Having in mind the achievements been reached at the Euro SC championships in Eindhoven, the spectacular events at the Rashid Swim Complex in Dubai are definitely assured...
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.The speed of the pool is checked out at the UAE President Swimming Championship...
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December 07, 2010 .
Serbian National Squad for the Dubai 2010...
 
(Belgrade, SRB) - As officially informed by the staff of the Serbian Swimming Federation, Belgrade, the National selection of Serbia will be consisted of three participants, two coaches and two federation's delegates. Competitors: Ivan Lendjer (SC Proleter, Zrenjanin) - World junior champion, European junior champion and rec holder, European SC vice-champion, Mediterranean Games champion, national record holder and the Beijing 2008 participant; Caba Siladji (SC Proleter, Zrenjanin), world junior vice-champion, Olympian, World University Games vice-champion, European SC vice-champion, Mediterranean vice-champion and national record holder;  Velimir Stjepanovic (SC Partizan, Belgrade), EYOF 2009 champion, the Singapore 2010 World Youth Olimpic Games medalist and the SRB national junior record holder. Coaches: Dejan Pejinovic, National SRB coach for the senior category swimmers and Chris Tidey as the national coach assistant. The official delegates of the PSS: Dragan Radosav and Nebojsa Gligorijev.
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Ivan Lendjer
Caba Siladji
Velimir Stjepanovic
Dejan Pejinovic
Chris Tidey
(1990, SC Proleter)
(1990, SC Proleter)
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December 06, 2010 .
Spectacular Champ is expected to be seen...
 
Dubai
(Dubai, UAE) - Everything is ready for the spectacular Fina world SC competition. The multi-purpose sports venue – the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Sports Complex – located on the Dubai Bypass Road is opened.  On November 7 the UAE swimming captain Obaid Al Jasmi has heaped praise on the venue saying: “Nothing can compare to this.” During the HH UAE President Swimming Championship that was held as inaugural event prior to the World Champs, Jasmin added:  “All people from around the world will want to come and when they do I am sure they will not want to leave. I am sure teams will want to stage training camps here because the facility is so good. It was more than nice to swim here and I really like it. It will certainly mean we will have a great competition when the world championships take place.”
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Dubai and the United Arab Emirates, have already successfully hosted numerous international sporting events including the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships, the Dubai Desert Classic golf championships, the richest horse race in the world – the Dubai World Cup and the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Abu Dhabi also recently played host to the prestigious Laureus Awards ceremony, where Italy’s Frederica Pellegrini and German sprinter Britta Steffen were among the nominees for World Sportswoman of the Year, and inspirational South African Natalie du Toit claimed the title of Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability.
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December 05 , 2010 .
Schedule of all events at Dubai 2010...
 


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Ehmisa, Dubai's Mascot

Ehmisa is the traditional Arabic name for turtle, and is pronounced eh-misa. Ehmisa, along with his brothers and sisters, are known as Green Sea Turtles, one of only two species that are native to the UAE. Late one night in 2002, Ehmisa was born on the beach in a Dubai turtle sanctuary. The excited young turtles immediately swam out to sea and enjoyed many adventures growing up in the warm waters of the Arabian Gulf, just off the coast of Dubai. Growing up, Ehmisa watched in awe at the amazing growth taking place in his home city. When Ehmisa heard about the wonderful swimming champs that are taking place in Dubai later this year, he decided he wanted to be part of these championships and so he returned to Dubai and joined the team.

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December 04, 2010 .
Few facts to introduce the 10th World SC Championships...
 
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The Dubai dates are 15 – 19 December 2010 and this will be the 10th edition of the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m). Over the five-days the Championship is expected to attract 30,000+ spectators, 1,000+ Swimmers and 250+ Media from 140+ countries. Svetsko prvenstvo u Dubaiju odrzava se od 15-19 decembra 2010 i to ce biti 10-to Svetsko prvenstvo u plivanju u malim bazenima pod okriljem FINE. Tokom 5 dana ocekuje se preko 30 hiljada posetilaca vise od 1000 plivaca te vise od 140 medijskih poslenika iz 140 drzava.
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The venue will be Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Sports Complex located in Dubailand on the Dubai Bypass Road. The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Sports Complex will be a 15,000 seater state of the art aquatics venue. Centar u kome ce se Svetsko prvenstvo odzati je novoizgradjeni, velelepni  Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid sportski kompleks lociran u tzv.  Dubailendu. Ovaj plivacki centar ima mogucnosti da okupi odjednom 15,000 posetilaca
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Dubai is one of seven regions or emirates that make up the country known as the United Arab Emirates. Established in 1971, the UAE borders the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the west, Oman to the east and both the Arabian Gulf and Gulf of Oman, boasting a coastline of over 1000 km. Dubai is the second largest emirate, after Abu Dhabi, which is the capital. Except the interesting  landscapes, high buildings, mega malls and business centers, Dubai has also a pleasent nation and is a great tourist destination... To meet the best ways to reach Dubai, find more info on the  www.dubaitourism.ae Dubai je jedan od 7 regiona ili emirata koji cini zemlju poznatu pod imenom Ujedinjeni Arapski Emirati. Osnovan je 1971.god. a granici se sa Saudijskom Arabijom na zapadu, Omanom na istoku a naslanja se na Arapski i Omanski zaliv u duzini od preko 1,000 km. Dubai je drugi po velicini emirat, posle Abu Dabija, koji cini glavno srediste. Osim interesatnih pejzaza, visokih zgrada, mega-malova i biznis centara, Dubai ima veoma prijatne ljude i znacajna je turisticka destinacija. Da upoznate najbolji nacin kako da posetite Dubai, pronadjite vise informacija na sajtu www.dubaitourism.ae
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Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Sports Complex, host place of Dubai 2010...
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(By Igor Rasula, December 2010, AIPS id SRB05252)
Direct contact to Igor Rasula may be made via the next e-mail: igorrasula@gmail.com
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