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The FINA World Championships or World Aquatics Championships are the World Championships for aquatics sports: swimming, diving, high diving, open water swimming, synchronized swimming, and water polo. They are run by FINA, and all swimming events are contested in a long course (50-metre) pool.
FINA is the international federation recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for administering international competition in water sports. It is one of several international federations which administer a given sport or discipline for the IOC and international community. It is based in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Swimming is an individual or team racing sport that requires the use of one's entire body to move through water. The sport takes place in pools or open water. Competitive swimming is one of the most popular Olympic sports, with varied distance events in butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle, and individual medley. In addition to these individual events, four swimmers can take part in either a freestyle or medley relay. A medley relay consists of four swimmers who will each swim a different stroke, ordered as backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle. Swimming each stroke requires a set of specific techniques; in competition, there are distinct regulations concerning the acceptable form for each individual stroke. There are also regulations on what types of swimsuits, caps, jewelry and injury tape that are allowed at competitions. Although it is possible for competitive swimmers to incur several injuries from the sport, such as tendinitis in the shoulders or knees, there are also multiple health benefits associated with the sport.
Diving is the sport of jumping or falling into water from a platform or springboard, usually while performing acrobatics. Diving is an internationally recognized sport that is part of the Olympic Games. In addition, unstructured and non-competitive diving is a recreational pastime.
The event was first held in 1973 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia and is now held every two years. From 1978 to 1998, the World Championships were held every four years, in the even years between Summer Olympic years. From 2001 on, the Championships have been held every two years, in the odd years.
Athletes from all 209 FINA members could take part in the competition. The record for most countries taking part in a single edition was set in 2019, with 192 members. 2019 has seen also a record number of athletes participating, with 2,623 athletes.
|Year||Date||Edition||Location||Athletes||Events||Events details||Winner of the medal table||Second of the medal table||Third of the medal table|
|1973||31 August – 9 September||1||686||37||18 (m), 19 (f)|
|1975||19–27 July||2||682||37||18 (m), 19 (f)|
|1978||20–28 August||3||828||37||18 (m), 19 (f)|
|1982||29 July – 8 August||4||848||37||18 (m), 19 (f)|
|1986||13–23 August||5||1119||41||19 (m), 22 (f)|
|1991||3–13 January||6||1142||45||21 (m), 24 (f)|
|1994||1–11 September||7||1400||45||21 (m), 24 (f)|
|1998||8–17 January||8||1371||55||26 (m), 29 (f)|
|2001||16–29 July||9||1498||61||29 (m), 32 (f)|
|2003||12–27 July||10||2015||62||29 (m), 33 (f)|
|2005||16–31 July||11||1784||62||29 (m), 33 (f)|
|2007||18 March – 1 April||12||2158||65||29 (m), 36 (f)|
|2009||17 July – 2 August||13||2556||65||29 (m), 36 (f)|
|2011||16–31 July||14||2220||65||29 (m), 36 (f)|
|2013||19 July – 4 August||15||2293||68||30 (m), 37 (f), 1 (mixed)|
|2015||24 July – 9 August||16||2400||75||30 (m), 37 (f), 8 (mixed)|
|2017||14–30 July||17||2360||75||30 (m), 37 (f), 8 (mixed)|
|2019||12–28 July||18||2623||76||30 (m), 38 (f), 8 (mixed)|
|2021||16 July – 1 August||19|
Updated after the 2019 World Aquatics Championships.
The 2019 World Aquatics Championships were the 18th FINA World Aquatics Championships, held in Gwangju, South Korea from 12 to 28 July 2019. The city had previously hosted the 2015 Summer Universiade aquatics events in the same venues.
|Totals (60 nations)||1010||1017||1007||3034|
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Boldface denotes active athletes and highest medal count per type.
|2||Svetlana Romashina||F||Synchronised swimming||2005||2019||21||–||–||21|
|3||Natalia Ishchenko||F||Synchronised swimming||2005||2015||19||2||–||21|
|5||Svetlana Kolesnichenko||F||Synchronised swimming||2011||2019||16||–||–||16|
|7||Alla Shishkina||F||Synchronised swimming||2009||2019||14||–||–||14|
|9||Anastasia Davydova||F||Synchronised swimming||2001||2011||13||1||–||14|
|10||Alexandra Patskevich||F||Synchronised swimming||2009||2017||13||–||–||13|
Except as noted below, there are male and female categories for each event.
Men's and women's events:
Mixed events added at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships:
The 16th FINA World Championships, also Aquatics 2015, were held in Kazan, Russia from 24 July to 9 August 2015. Russia hosted this event for the first time. The number of participating national teams (190), athletes (2,400) and the number of medals (75) were the most ever amongst these championships. This was the first time the World Aquatics Championships partially overlaps with the FINA World Masters Championships that have a number of athletes, countries (110) and medals (635) which are the most ever also.
High diving included since the 15th FINA World Aquatics Championships in 2013 in Barcelona
The 15th FINA World Championships were held from July 20 to August 4 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The 2013 World Championships featured 6 aquatics disciplines: swimming, water polo, diving, high diving, open water, and synchronised swimming.
Open water swimming was first held at the 1991 FINA World Championships.
|Distance||Free||Back||Breast||Fly||I.M.||Free relay||Medley relay||Mixed free relay||Mixed medley relay|
Except for Free Combination and Highlight, all events include technical and free routines, with medals awarded separately.
Tania Cagnotto is an Italian diver. She is the first Italian female diver to win a medal in a World Championship. A five-time Olympian, she won medals in both individual and synchronized springboard diving in her final appearance at the Olympics in 2016. She is also a 20-time champion at the European level.
The 2007 World Aquatics Championships, or the XII FINA World Championships, were held in Melbourne, Australia from 17 March to 1 April 2007. The competition took place at three locations in central Melbourne: the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, St Kilda Beach, and Rod Laver Arena in a temporary pool christened the Susie O'Neill Pool.
Diving was first introduced in the official programme of the Summer Olympic Games at the 1904 Games of St. Louis and has been an Olympic sport since. It was known as "fancy diving" for the acrobatic stunts performed by divers during the dive. This discipline of Aquatics, along with swimming, synchronised swimming and water polo, is regulated and supervised by the International Swimming Federation (FINA), the international federation (IF) for aquatic sports.
Qin Kai is a Chinese athlete who competes in diving. He competed for Team China at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.
Tonia Couch is a former British Olympic diver.
Qiu Bo is a Chinese diver. He won the silver medal in the 10 metre platform event at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He is a four-time world champion at the World Aquatics Championships, winning the gold medal three times in the 10m platform event, consecutively in 2011, 2013 and 2015, and winning the gold medal in the synchronized 10m event in 2011.
Cao Yuan is a Chinese diver and an Olympic gold medalist, having won two golds and one bronze. He has also won golds in diving at the World Championships and World Cups.
The diving portion of the 2013 World Aquatics Championships was held from 20–28 July 2013 at the Piscina Municipal de Montjuïc in Barcelona, Spain.
Daniel "Dan" Goodfellow is a British diver and an Olympic bronze medalist. He first represented Great Britain as a senior at the 2013 European Diving Championships in the 10 m platform event and the 2013 World Aquatics Championships in the same event. Goodfellow won a bronze medal in the Men's 10m Synchronised Platform event with his diving partner Tom Daley at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He has also won a gold with Daley in the same event at the Commonwealth Games, and a silver at the European Championships.
Diving competitions at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto were held from July 10 to 13 at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre. Due to naming rights the arena were known as the latter for the duration of the games. Due to Pan American Games being scheduled to be held roughly around the same time as the 2015 World Aquatics Championships scheduled for Kazan, Russia, the diving begin on the day of the opening ceremony. A total of eight diving events were held: four each for men and women.
Chen Aisen is a Chinese diver. He is a double gold medal winner at the 2016 Summer Olympics. He won gold in the men's synchronised 10m platform competition with diving partner Lin Yue, as well as gold in the men's individual 10m platform. He has also won golds in the World Championships partnered with Yang Hao and Cao Yuan.
Diving at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships was held between 24 July and 2 August 2015 in Kazan, Russia.
Great Britain competed at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, Russia between 24 July to 9 August 2015.
Italy competed at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, Russia from 24 July to 9 August 2015. It won at least one medal in all disciplines except high diving.
Mexico competed at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, Russia from 24 July to 9 August 2015.
Colombia competed at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, Russia from 24 July to 9 August 2015.
Matthew Lee is a British diver. Adept in both individual and synchronised diving, and across both 3-metre springboard and platform, Lee won the gold medal in 10-metre platform at the 2015 European Games, the mixed 10-metre synchronised platform at the 2017 European Diving Championships and has twice been European junior champion on the 3-metre springboard. At world level, Lee won the silver medal in the mixed 10-metre synchronised platform event at the 2017 World Championships.
This article lists the in the water and on the water forms of aquatic sports for 2016.
This article lists the in the water and on the water forms of aquatic sports for 2015.