Olympic champions Ashleigh Johnson, Melissa Seidemann, Rachel Fattal, Maggie Steffens and Kiley Neushul lead the way into China in the second major competition of the year.
Jug (CRO) managed to beat Dynamo (RUS) in a great game and since Brescia (ITA) also won, the Russians missed the cut. With 183 goals (22.8 per game) on the last day, the main round came to an end, next is the Final Eight tournament on 7-9 June in Genoa (ITA).
It’s judgement day for Jug (CRO), Brescia (ITA) and Dynamo (RUS): their race for the Final Eight will end on Wednesday but only two of them could join the other six sides which have already secured their respective berths for the June 7-9 showcase in Genoa.
After six European preliminary rounds played from November 2017 to May 2018, Spain, Russia and the Netherlands secured a berth to the FINA Women’s Water Polo World League Super Final, to be held in Kunshan (CHN) from May 28 to June 2.
On Monday, the NCAA Women’s Water Polo Committee announced the ten teams that will make up the 2018 National Collegiate Women’s Water Polo Championship.
LEN President Paolo Barelli met Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban at Budapest in the Parliament. The meeting took place on the occasion of the FINA World Water Polo Conference when a delegation, led by FINA President Dr Julio C. Maglione, was welcomed by Hungary’s freshly re-elected leader.
At the 2018 FINA World Water Polo Conference in Budapest, Krikorian explained that the water polo viewing experience must improve.
While Olympiacos (GRE) and Recco (ITA) secured their respective top spots, the race is still on in Group A for the remaining two berths.
Five sides are already aboard, three more spots are to be booked, the penultimate round might decide the faith of each – or none.
Kinef (RUS) stayed on Europe’s throne after managed to prevail against Sabadell (ESP) in a shootout in the final of the women’s Euro League in Kirishi. The bronze medal was also decided by penalties, here Orizzonte (ITA) defeated UVSE (HUN).
This weekend offers another outstanding showcase of water polo in Kirishi (RUS) where the Euro League Final Four tournament takes place featuring the crème de la crème of the women’s field.
2016 runner-up Olympiacos (GRE), 2014 winner Barceloneta (ESP), title-holder Szolnok (HUN) and last season 4th ranked Eger (HUN) have all joined host and 2015 champion Pro Recco in the Final Eight.
The 2018 National League Championship takes place this weekend at the Spieker Aquatics Complex in Berkeley, California. Team rosters have been announced for the competition that will see eight games on Saturday and four more games on Sunday including the title match at 12:45 p.m. PT.
Any question regarding the expansion of the Champions League has already been answered by this season’s excitements: eleven rounds gone and nothing has been really settled for the Final Eight.
Dunaujvaros (HUN) clinched its first-ever trophy at the European stage after beating Olympiacos (GRE) in an epic final in the LEN Trophy.