11th Asian Water Polo Clubs

The ASTANA Al Maty Club of Kazakhstan has dominated the recently concluded 11th Asian Water Polo Clubs Championship which was held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 6-11 November, 2017.

Six Clubs from Iran, Kazakhstan, Korea and Thailand with more than a hundred athletes and officials have gathered in a 6-day competition under the direction of Mr. Katsumi Kuroda (JPN) in his capacity as the Technical Delegate. All teams have exhibited their skills ending the competition in a thrilling fashion.

SAIPA Club and Islamic Azad University both coming from Iran claimed the 2nd and 3rd places respectively.

2017 – Less than One Month before the 9th

Less than One Month before the 9th AAGC

From 7 – 9 August 2017, Mr. Taha Sulaiman Al Kishry, AASF Secretary General, together with the Technical Delegates of four aquatic disciplines, namely Mr. Yuan Haoran (Swimming), Ms. Li Na (Diving), Ms. Miwako Homma (Synchronized Swimming) and Mr. Katsumi Kuroda (Water Polo), – acting on behalf of Mr. Khosrow Amini, have visited the city of Tashkent to have an in-depth discussion and finalize the competition venues, facilities and other technicalities in preparation for the 9th Asian Age Group Championships that will commence on 8th of September.

The Organizing Committee has been closely coordinating with AASF and the TDs for the past months and has been intensively preparing to stage this large-scale championship, utilizing every resource to ensure successful hosting of the event.

As there is only a month before the championships, and only minor touches are left, we can say that Tashkent is indeed ready to welcome the representatives, athletes and coaches from the different countries of Asia.

2017- The 9th Asian Age Group Championships

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The 9th Asian Age Group Champion ships, Tashkent Uzbekistan


On 8th September 2017, the opening ceremony of the 9th Asian Age Group Championships took place in Tashkent City, Uzbekistan. More than 1000 delegates and participants from 30 Asian National Federations were present.


This event was graciously attended  by the AASF Secretary General and FINA Bureau Member, Mr. Taha Sulaiman Al Kihsry and Mr. Kurbanov Rustam, Chairman of the Committee of Physical Culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan together with other AASF Bureau Members and local officials.


As of 11 September, 21 new records for the swimming events was made (10 men. 9 women, 2 men).

10th Asian Swimming Championships Tokyo


 The 10th Asian Swimming Championships 2016 ended with a great success in Swimming Competitions. AASF was extremely satisfied with the high standards of Swimming in all levels. Competitions were organized systematically; the venue was remarkable and the sports presentation were of a high standard.


268 athletes from 31 national federations took part in the said Championships. Bagging 18 gold, 18 silver and 13 bronze medals, China snatched the first place in overall ranking while the host country, Japan, was placed 2nd in rank with 16 gold, 19 silver and 14 bronze medals, followed by Korean Swimmers in 3rd place garnering a total number of 4 medals. On the other hand, Vietnam surprised everyone by ranking 4th place with 1 gold and 3 bronze medals.


Water Polo

During the 10th Asian Swimming Championships which was hosted by Japan Swimming Federation, eight men’s and seven women’s teams competed in the seven-day Water Polo competition from 14-20 November 2016.


The water polo competition was a qualification tournament for the FINA World Championships 2017 which will be held on July, 2017, in Budapest, Hungary.


In the end, out of all the teams, Japan and Kazakhstan successfully qualified in     both men and women. This is in addition to the Chinese team which have already qualified from the previous ranking in Rio Olympic Games.


Overall, there will be a total of three women’s teams which will compete in Budapest representing the Asian continent.



A total of sixty-two divers from thirteen Asian countries participated in the 10th Asian Swimming Championships (diving competition) which was held in Tokyo’s   Tatsumi International Swimming Center from 17-20 November 2016.


Of all the teams who aimed for the gold, the divers from China were hailed victorious sweeping the first ranks in all categories followed by Japan who gained most of the silver medals.


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