FINA president Julio Maglione travels business class but gets no salary, the world swimming federation said Friday as it became the first major sport to answer calls by the Olympic leader for greater transparency.
Mieko Nagaoka, a 100-year-old Japanese female swimmer, finished a 1,500 meters swim in one hour, 15 minutes and 54.39 seconds in the masters swimming competition in Matsuyama, a media report said on Sunday.
Mandar Divse, Nikita Prabhu, Sajan Prakash and Pooja Kumre who won in different categories of Swimmathon 2015 held in Goa would qualify to be the Indian selections for the FINA World Championship scheduled in Russia this year.
The swimmers competing in the ongoing National Games will not just be fighting it out for medals but also for a slot in the World Championships after governing body FINA approved the event as a qualifier for the big-ticket showpiece scheduled later this year.
China`s rookie Yang Jian made a brilliant debut at the FINA Diving World Cup, winning his first world title in the men`s 10m platform and in the process helping the hosts to claim all nine gold medals on offer.