2014/01/07

Top Athlete Interview – W6000W

Profile

  • Name: Shea Buckner
  • Team: USA water polo national team
  • Position: Attacker

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 2012 USA Olympian London
  • 2012 National Most Valuable Player (NYAC)
  • 2012 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, ALMATY, KAZ, 4TH PLACE,
  • 2ND LEADING SCORER
  • 2011 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, SHANGHAI, CHINA, 6TH PLACE
  • 2011 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, FLORENCE, ITALY, 4TH PLACE
  • 2010 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, NIS, SERBIA, 5TH PLACE

What drives you to be a water polo player?

I love water polo. I made my mind up to go to the Olympics with water polo when I was 10 years old and I told my father. Since then I have been working very hard for the dream. It was really great to play in the Olympics in London last year. Tamas Kasas from Hungary is a player that I look up to.

How do you like W6000W?

Water polo ball is like my life. W6000W is my favorite ball among all other water polo balls. I grew up playing with Mikasa balls so I feel attached to it. We always use it in our training at USA national team. As I have played abroad too, I have played with other balls. However, I like the Mikasa ball which is used in Olympic games much better than others.
Compared with the others, W6000W has great grip so it makes it easier to throw a ball to attack and it makes the good move when it touches water. I have also played with green and blue balls but personally I prefer the current ball with yellow.
“Mikasa water polo ball is my favorite to play with. I prefer playing Mikasa balls to any other balls.”

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W6000W
FINA official game ball for men
The ball of choice for Major International Competitions.

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