Weekly Wrap: Swimming, Diving And Waterpolo At World Champs

Posted on June 27, 2022 by

More medals for NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) scholarship holders as athletes find their form for the Commonwealth Games and the FINA World Championships comes to an end with diving and water polo medals up for grabs.


Three In A Row For Fox

Olympic champion Jess Fox continues to dominate on the world cup circuit, taking her third consecutive K1 crown in Tacen, Ljubljana.

“It wasn’t perfect, but often it never is, you’ve just got to keep composed and keep pushing. I felt like it was quite an ugly run, but the time was still solid,” Jess said.


Price And Haseldine Look Toward Sailing Worlds

NSWIS scholarship holders Olivia Price and Evie Haseldine finished in 14th place in the 49erFX at Kiel Week.

“Evie and I were really happy to get the opportunity today to compete and there were some opportunities we saw that we just couldn’t get to in such light conditions. Today involved a lot of forward thinking and patience to wait and see what was unfolding, so yes, another tricky day,” Olivia said.

The recent return to international fleet racing has highlighted key areas for the 49erFX team.

“Starts are always key in every race, but especially in the style of racing we have. We had a good start in race two today, and that that just cements the desire to keep working on that area as much as possible in high level fleets prior to the Worlds in September.”

Dual Moguls on Olympics Schedule


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Van Coevorden And Copeland In Form For Birmingham

Birmingham bound rookies Natalie Van Coevorden and Brandon Copeland have produced confidence-boosting performances in the intense heat of Montreal leading into next month’s Commonwealth Games.

The pair both finished in 11th in their respective Elite events in the World Triathlon Championship Series gut-wrenching Super Sprint Eliminator – missing their respective finals by one place.

“I knew after yesterday that going back to a triathlon would play into my benefit and although I missed the qualifying by one place, I finished 11th in Leeds and 11th again today so that’s really good for my consistency and leading into Commonwealth Games it’s a really good place to be,” said Natalie.

Time Trial Project On Fire

NSWIS athletes involved in the Time Trial (TT) project for Wollongong 2022 have produced strong results from racing in Europe.

Dylan George, NSWIS TT project, (Team Bridgelane), started the Tour du Pays de Montbéliard in France with a very strong 3rd place in the opening Prologue Time Trial. This set him up well, and with consistent top 10 placings in the subsequent two stages to finish in 3rd place overall.

Likewise, Matthew Dinham, NSWIS TT project and Team Bridgelane was strong throughout the tour and finished the third day on tour in 7th place.

Junior Wins Taekwondo Silver


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Stingers Make Quarterfinals

The Aussie Stingers have continued their unbeaten run, with a convincing win over Brazil at the FINA World Championships in Budapest.

Having recently played Brazil at the FINA World League Intercontinental Cup in Peru, the Stingers knew to expect a fast and physical game.

However, the class of the Aussie Stingers shone, leading them to a 17-5 victory, topping pool C and putting them straight through to the quarterfinals, where they will meet the winner of Hungary and Argentina (who will play in the Round of 16).

The Aussie Sharks have gone down fighting in their third and final pool match at the same event against the USA 9-14.

The Aussie Sharks will now face Italy in the Round of 16, on Tuesday 28 June at 1am AEST. Click here to watch live on 9now.

Diving World Championships In Budapest

Watch live on 9 Now  Esther Qin – Women’s 1m Springboard, Brittany O’Brien – Women’s 3m Springboard, Melissa Wu – Women’s Synchronised 10m Platform (With Chali Petrov), Mixed Synchronised 10m Platform (with Dominic Bedgood) and Sam Fricker – Men’s 3m Springboard, Men’s 10m Platform, Mixed 3m and 10m Team.


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Yang Secures Two World Championship Medals


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Articles courtesy of Paddle Australia, Sailing Australia, Triathlon Australia and Waterpolo Australia

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