FINA World Aquatics Championships

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FINA World Aquatics Championships
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Statusactive
Genresporting event
Date(s)mid-year
Frequencybiennial
Location(s)various
Inaugurated1973 (1973)
Most recent 2017
Organised by FINA

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 international sport governing body

FINA or Fédération internationale de natation 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 (sport) water-based sport

Swimming is an individual or team 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. The order for a medley relay is: 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 (sport) Sport of jumping or falling into water from a platform or springboard

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.

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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.

Championships

YearDateEditionLocationAthletesEventsEvents detailsWinner of the medal tableSecond of the medal tableThird of the medal table
197331 August – 9 September 1 Belgrade, Yugoslavia 6863718 (m), 19 (f)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
197519–27 July 2 Cali, Colombia 6823718 (m), 19 (f)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
197820–28 August 3 West Berlin, West Germany 8283718 (m), 19 (f)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
198229 July – 8 August 4 Guayaquil, Ecuador 8483718 (m), 19 (f)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
198613–23 August 5 Madrid, Spain 11194119 (m), 22 (f)Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
19913–13 January 6 Perth, Australia 11424521 (m), 24 (f)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
19941–11 September 7 Rome, Italy 14004521 (m), 24 (f)Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
19988–17 January 8 Perth, Australia 13715526 (m), 29 (f)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
200116–29 July 9 Fukuoka, Japan 14986129 (m), 32 (f)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of the United States.svg  United States
200312–27 July 10 Barcelona, Spain 20156229 (m), 33 (f)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
200516–31 July 11 Montreal, Canada 17846229 (m), 33 (f)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
200718 March – 1 April 12 Melbourne, Australia 21586529 (m), 36 (f)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
200917 July – 2 August 13 Rome, Italy 25566529 (m), 36 (f)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
201116–31 July 14 Shanghai, China 22206529 (m), 36 (f)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
201319 July – 4 August 15 Barcelona, Spain [1] [2] [3] 22936830 (m), 37 (f), 1 (mixed)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
201524 July – 9 August 16 Kazan, Russia [4] 24007530 (m), 37 (f), 8 (mixed)Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
201714–30 July 17 Budapest, Hungary [5] 23607530 (m), 37 (f), 8 (mixed)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
201912–28 July [6] 18 Gwangju, South Korea
202116 July – 1 August 19 Fukuoka, Japan
20236–22 October 20 Doha, Qatar

All-time medal table

Updated after the 2017 World Aquatics Championships.

2017 World Aquatics Championships 2017 edition of the World Aquatics Championships

The 17th FINA World Championships were held in Budapest, Hungary from 14 to 30 July 2017.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States 253193140586
2Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 1309571296
3Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 936255210
4Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 828868238
5Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 514427122
6Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 333253118
7Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 33293092
8Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 325561148
9Flag of France.svg  France 25232472
10Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 25213985
11Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 214347111
12Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 17342980
13Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 16282872
14Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 14161545
15Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 13111337
16Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 1151329
17Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 103763110
18Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 9312565
19Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 9102039
20Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 871227
21Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 69823
22Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 48820
23Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 4509
24Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 44513
25Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 4217
26Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 3227
27Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 2338
28Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 2248
29Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 21710
30Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 2136
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 2136
32Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 2013
33Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 16916
34Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 1416
35Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 1225
36Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 1146
37Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 1124
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica 1124
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 1124
Flag of Yugoslavia (1992-2003).svg  Yugoslavia /
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.svg  Serbia and Montenegro
1124
41Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 1113
42Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 1045
43Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 1001
Flag of Suriname.svg  Suriname 1001
45Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 05510
46Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 0336
47Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 0325
48Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 0303
49Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 0112
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 0112
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 0112
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 0112
53Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador 0101
Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro 0101
55Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 0022
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 0022
Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore 0022
58Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico 0011
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago 0011
Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela 0011
Totals (60 nations)9349409302804
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Multiple medalists

Boldface denotes active athletes and highest medal count per type.

RankAthleteCountryGenderDisciplineFromToGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Michael Phelps Flag of the United States.svg  United States MSwimming20012011266133
2 Natalia Ishchenko Flag of Russia.svg  Russia FSynchronised swimming20052015192-21
3 Ryan Lochte Flag of the United States.svg  United States MSwimming20052015185427
4 Svetlana Romashina Flag of Russia.svg  Russia FSynchronised swimming2005201518--18
5 Katie Ledecky Flag of the United States.svg  United States FSwimming20132017141-15
6 Anastasia Davydova Flag of Russia.svg  Russia FSynchronised swimming20012011131-14
7 Svetlana Kolesnichenko Flag of Russia.svg  Russia FSynchronised swimming2011201713--13
Alexandra Patskevich Flag of Russia.svg  Russia FSynchronised swimming2009201713--13
9 Missy Franklin Flag of the United States.svg  United States FSwimming20112015112316
10 Ian Thorpe Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia MSwimming19982003111113

Disciplines

Except as noted below, there are male and female categories for each event.

Diving

Men's and women's events:

Mixed events added at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships:

2015 World Aquatics Championships 2015 edition of the 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

High diving included since the 15th FINA World Aquatics Championships in 2013 in Barcelona

2013 World Aquatics Championships 2013 edition of the World Aquatics Championships

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

Open water swimming was first held at the 1991 FINA World Championships.

Swimming

DistanceFreeBackBreastFlyI.M.Free relayMedley relayMixed free relayMixed medley relay
50 m
100 m
200 m
400 m
800 m
1500 m

Synchronized swimming

Water polo

See also

Notes and references

  1. Originally awarded in July 2009 to Dubai, UAE. Dubai withdrew in March 2010.
  2. PR54 - Dubai (UAE) will be the Organising City Archived 27 April 2015 at the Wayback Machine (FINA Press Release #2009-54); published by FINA on 2009-07-18, retrieved 2009-07-20.
  3. Press Release 2013-51: Barcelona 2013: new record of participation with 181 nations in Barcelona (ESP) Archived 14 August 2014 at the Wayback Machine . Published by FINA on 2013-07-18; retrieved 2013-07-19.
  4. UPDATE 1-Swimming-Celebrations as Kazan awarded 2015 world champs published by Reuters on 2011-07-15.
  5. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 August 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-31.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) published by FINA on 2015-03-11.
  6. FINA.org

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