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How to play water polo and this sport requirement

Water sports with the benefit of endurance and help players develop a more comprehensive body is the choice of practice for many people. 

In particular, water polo with simple gameplay and rules is gradually becoming the most popular water sport today.

Introduction of water polo

Water polo or water polo originated in England and Scotland around the end of the nineteenth century. Initially, water polo was just a simple gesture showing the strength of swimming, but later it was improved and built a stricter game rule. By 1900, the sport had become an official sport at the Olympic Games and still applies until the games today.

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Rules of water polo

  • Conventional number of people and how to play:

To organize a water polo, two teams are needed and each team needs 7 members. Players can only use one tree to hold the ball and only the goalkeeper can use two hands. The team that scores by throwing the ball into the opponent’s goal, the team that scores more points will win.

In addition, during the match, each player is not allowed to stay on the opponent’s field for more than 20 seconds. Each water polo game is divided into 4 rounds with each playing duration of 7 minutes. Usually, every match including playing time and rest time usually lasts about 1 hour.

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  • Cases of error:

Within a match of water polo, if the player commits an error such as playing with two hands, holding the ball for more than half a minute, committing an act of disrespect, the referee will blow a penalty. In addition, behaviors that affect the opponent such as water splashing on the opponent, beating or kicking your team to not score, push or pull the opponent will also be counted as a foul.

After each foul, the opponent is awarded a free throw. Players are sent off for fouls 5 times during a match.

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Learn about water hockey

Talking about water sports is probably the underwater hockey game – underwater hockey is the most difficult subject, because it requires a lot of swimming skills, diving, hockey skills and even effort so well.

Not only that, but players also need the ability to hold their breath for a long time, this is also the biggest challenge for the players.

The birth of this discipline originated from the British army. In the 1950s, in order to help the underwater battlefields improve their health, the skills to move underwater to better fulfill their missions, the British Navy devised a way to practice by playing hockey but in below the water surface. Later, the discipline gradually developed and in 1954, this game officially became a subject when the first club was opened in England.

The subject gradually gets the attention of the players by a harmonious combination of swimming and diving skills. For those who love diving, this is a great subject. It trains your endurance underwater and the ability to hold your breath. When playing with players equipped with masks, snorkels, gloves, headscarves and sticks about 30cm long to control plastic balls weighing 1.3 – 1.5 kg flying into the opponent’s net. .

The size of the pools that take place in water hockey is usually 25m in length, 12m in width and 2-4m in-depth with 2 ends attached to 2 metal trays of 3m length. To watch this subject, the audience will stand around the lake to observe or enjoy from the screen recorded by domestic cameras.

Players who play water hockey are still often called mermaids because of their ability to swim and dive.

The match is extremely attracted by the way of its attractive play. Each team will have 10 people including 06 participants and 04 substitutes, distinguished by the color of the bats. Thus, each team consists of 06 official players. After the referee’s signal, the 12 players will plunge into the water and fight with each other to keep and pass the ball to the opponent’s goal to make the ball into the goal.

A match will have 2 innings and regular periods of 10-20 minutes depending on the rules of each tournament. The most difficult thing about this discipline is how to hold your breath for a long time to be able to perform shots and actions in the water. On average, each person can only hold their breath for about 15 – 30 seconds, then have to go up to the surface to get air and continue to sank to continue the match. It’s hard to hold your breath, just hold your breath and be active and fight with your team.

This is really an extremely difficult subject and requires complex skills underwater. Currently, there are two international representatives for this subject, the Underwater Hockey Commission (CMAS) and the World Aquachallenge Association (WAA). However, these two organizations did not give in to each other because there have been two separate world championships in water hockey since 2006, and these two tournaments were held alternately.

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Chinese swimming superstar banned for 8 years is still recruiting

Sun Yang was banned from playing for up to 8 years, so what are you doing on the Chinese swimming team?

According to Chinese media, Sun Yang – being suspended for 8 years because of a doping scandal – is one of the athletes who have been summoned by the Chinese Swimming Federation (CSA) to attend a national training course from April 1st to June 30th.

On February 28, the fisherman won three Olympic gold medals for China – Sun Yang received an 8-year ban on the competition for doping, a ruling of the Sports Court (CAS). Having received a heavy sentence, as if the 28-year-old fisherman’s career was over, he sent his appeal to the Swiss Federal Court.

The trial scheduled to take place on March 19 has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, also during this time in China there was rumors that Sun Yang was still being summoned to the team.

There is a document from the Swimming Management Center of the General Administration of Sports, China, addressed to the Zhejiang Provincial Sports Department, including the name Sun for a three-month training session in Zhejiang province, Beijing Youth Daily newspaper is the unit giving this information.

After hearing the news, the International Court of Arbitration, issued a statement on April 23: “Sun Yang is still banned from playing after the CAS decision, even if he is during the appeal process”.

With CAS’s announcement, it was against the law to summon Sun Yang back to the national team, and of course with this training, this fisherman could not compete in any tournament.

According to CCTV (China), Sun Yang is still very determined, after receiving the news at the end of February, the 28-year-old fisherman took a few days off before going to practice as usual. “Although the ability to appeal successfully is very small, but Sun still does not give up, he wants to have the best preparation if he plays again”, CCTV reporter shared.