With less than 180 days to go until the Paris Olympic Games, the Ord Minnett Aussie Stingers have arrived in Doha ahead of the 2024 World Aquatics Championships.

Set to get underway on 2 February through until 18 February, the 2024 World Aquatics Championships will offer the opportunity for the Aussie Stingers to gain valuable international competition experience on their path to Paris.

Although the squad has already secured its place at this year’s Games, there will be a lot on the line for some of their opponents with the final tickets to Paris up for grabs.

The Ord Minnett Aussie Stingers have been drawn Group C with Hungary, Singapore and New Zealand, three countries which have not yet secured their Olympics berth.

Ord Minnett Aussie Stingers captain Zoe Arancini said it will make for some good competition for her team.

“I think Hungary are an interesting opponent because they are quite strong. They’ve got some good centre forwards, outside shooters and they are a good counter attacking team,” Arancini said.

“They’ve also still got to qualify for the Olympics, so they’ll be fighting hard for that spot, and it’ll be a good match up for us to see where we’re at.

“Playing against New Zealand is never an easy game either – they always make you work for it, so that’ll be a good game as well.

“And then we’ve got Singapore – we had a training camp with them prior to the last World Championships so we know what we can expect from them,” she said.

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Sunday 4 February | Ord Minnett Aussie Stingers v Singapore | 9:30pm AEDT

Tuesday 6 February | Ord Minnett Aussie Stingers v New Zealand | 6:30pm AEDT

Thursday 8 February | Ord Minnett Aussie Stingers v Hungary | 9:30pm AEDT

Saturday 10 February | Women’s cross overs

Monday 12 February | Women’s quarterfinals/classification

Wednesday 14 February | Women’s semi finals/classification

Friday 17 February | Women’s medal matches/classification

Article courtesy of Paddle Australia

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