Match 10 Day 1 preview

Match 10

Heading to Day 1 of Match 10 of the Regular Season of the ISL, New York Breakers, Team Iron, Tokyo Frog Kings and Aqua Centurions will fight to secure their ticket to play-offs and avoid the death match.

 Completely different outcomes of the match can be expected:

1. For Aqua Centurions to advance to play-offs, they must either win Match 10 or finish in the 2nd place with NYB or TOK winning the match.
2. Team Iron must win Match 10 to secure their place in play-offs.
3. In the case of AQC finishing last, New York Breakers can advance to play-offs if they take the 1st place. Same applies to Tokyo Frog Kings.

The 1st Day of the match begins with an exciting struggle in the men’s 100m butterfly, where Iron’s Nicholas Santos will fight Tokyo’s Takeshi Kawamoto, Centurions’ Matteo Rivolta and Breakers’ Matt Temple.

Prepare yourself for a very close finish in the women’s 200m breaststroke. Molly Renshaw and Abbie Wood from NYB, Kanako Watanabe and Miranda Tucker from TOK, Jenna Strauch and Ida Hulkko from IRO, Arianna Castiglioni and Martina Carraro from AQC will meet on the field to prove themselves. In the men’s event, Marco Koch from NYB, Daiya Seto and Yasuhiro Koseki from TOK, Arno Kamminga and Nicolo Martinenghi from AQC and Erik Persson from IRO will have a sensational fight.

The fans of the sprint events should pay close attention to the 50m freestyle. In the women’s race, the former WR holder Iron’s Ranomi Kromowidjojo will face Tokyo’s Catie Deloof, Breakers’ Daria Ustinova and Centurions’ Mariia Kameneva. For men, Marco Orsi and Thom de Boer from IRO, Szebasztian Szabo and Alessandro Miressi from AQC, Vladimir Morozov from TOK and Jakub Kraska from NYB will compete to show their talent and dedication to win.

Amazing finishes await the spectators in another sprint event of the ISL: the 50m breaststroke. Kanako Watanabe and Miranda Tucker from TOK, Jenna Strauch and Ida Hulkko from IRO, Molly Renshaw from NYB, Arianna Castiglioni from AQC will show their power in the women’s event. In the men’s event, watch out for Centurions’ Nicolo Martinenghi, who a specialist in the event, but who may well be challenged by Tokyo’s Yasuhiro Koseki.

The women’s 400m freestyle is also expected to be fascinating. Tokyo’s Paige Madden and Chihiro Igarashi will battle Centurions’ Holly Hibbott, Iron’s Barbora Seemanova and Breakers’ Ana Catarina Monteiro.

Finally, don’t miss out on the medley relays as they bring teams double points & determine the style of the skin races that will take place on day 2.

ABOUT THE ISL: The International Swimming League is the first global professional swimming team-based competition. Founded in 2018, the league currently consists of 10 teams based in North America (Cali Condors, DC Trident, LA Current, NY Breakers and Toronto Titans), Europe (Italy-based Aqua Centurions, Energy Standard, Hungary-based Iron, and the UK-based London Roar) and Asia (Tokyo Frog Kings).

ISL Season 3 will take place in three phases, with Naples, Italy, first playing host to the 10 ISL clubs in a five-week regular season from 26 August to 30 September. This will be followed by a Play-off phase of three weeks in November, which will bring together the top eight ISL Clubs to compete for a spot in the ISL Final. The ISL Grand Final is set to take place at the end of December or early January 2022, when the ISL Champions will be crowned.

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