FINA & Mikasa Extend Partnership

March 5, 2013

FINA, medstore the international swimming governing body, and and Mikasa have announced their partnership has been renewed until 2016.

The Japanese company will exclusively supply water polo balls to all FINA-governed water polo competitions, including the FINA World Championships.

The deal also covers FINA competitions including: the World Leagues, Junior World Championships, Youth World Championships and the World Cup.

FINA President Dr. Julio C. Maglione said: “Mikasa has been a successful partner of FINA and plays an essential role in the development of the first Olympic team sport, Water Polo. The quality of its products and the modern and dynamic design of its balls are precious tools that contribute to enhance the beauty and exposure of this spectacular game, thus bringing a strong added-value to this discipline.”

Taketoshi Saeki, President of Mikasa Corporation, added: “For us at Mikasa Corporation, this day marks an important stage in our history. We look forward to a partnership lasting well into the future.
“With this renewed partnership, we sincerely hope that Mikasa Corporation will play an effective and productive role in the continued growth of Water Polo around the World.”