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 2019
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 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 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 (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.

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 [1] . 2019 has seen also a record number of athletes participating, with 2,623 athletes.

Championships

YearDateEditionLocationAthletesEventsEvents detailsWinner of the medal tableSecond of the medal tableThird of the medal table
197331 August – 9 September 1 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg 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 Flag of Colombia.svg 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 Flag of Germany.svg 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 Flag of Ecuador.svg 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 Flag of Spain.svg 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 Flag of Australia (converted).svg 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 Flag of Italy.svg 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 Flag of Australia (converted).svg 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 Flag of Japan.svg 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 Flag of Spain.svg 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 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 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 Flag of Australia (converted).svg 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 Flag of Italy.svg 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 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 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 Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona, Spain [2] [3] [4] 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 Flag of Russia.svg Kazan, Russia [5] 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 Flag of Hungary.svg Budapest, Hungary [6] 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 [7] 18 Flag of South Korea.svg Gwangju, South Korea 26237630 (m), 38 (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
202116 July – 1 August 19 Flag of Japan.svg Fukuoka, Japan
2023 20 Flag of Qatar.svg Doha, Qatar
2025 21 Flag of Russia.svg Kazan, Russia
2027 22 Flag of Hungary.svg Budapest, Hungary

All-time medal table

Updated after the 2019 World Aquatics Championships.

2019 World Aquatics Championships 2019 edition of the 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.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States 268204150622
2Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 14610674326
3Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 1057362240
4Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 899775261
5Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 514427122
6Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 38293097
7Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 373858133
8Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 355764156
9Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 29234597
10Flag of France.svg  France 26262779
11Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 234554122
12Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 17352981
13Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 16282872
14Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 15181750
15Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 15141544
16Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 123969120
17Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 1261533
18Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 10112546
19Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 9352670
20Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 871227
21Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 69823
22Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 48820
23Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 45514
24Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 4509
25Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 4217
26Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 3227
27Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 2349
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 2024
33Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 181322
34Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 1517
35Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 1225
36Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 1214
37Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 1146
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 1146
39Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 1124
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica 1124
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 1124
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg  Yugoslavia /
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg  Serbia and Montenegro
1124
43Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 1001
Flag of Suriname.svg  Suriname 1001
45Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 05611
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 Egypt.svg  Egypt 0033
56Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 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)1010101710073034
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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 Svetlana Romashina Flag of Russia.svg  Russia FSynchronised swimming200520192121
3 Natalia Ishchenko Flag of Russia.svg  Russia FSynchronised swimming2005201519221
4 Ryan Lochte Flag of the United States.svg  United States MSwimming20052015185427
5 Svetlana Kolesnichenko Flag of Russia.svg  Russia FSynchronised swimming201120191616
6 Katie Ledecky Flag of the United States.svg  United States FSwimming2013201915318
7 Alla Shishkina Flag of Russia.svg  Russia FSynchronised swimming200920191414
8 Caeleb Dressel Flag of the United States.svg  United States MSwimming2017201913215
9 Anastasia Davydova Flag of Russia.svg  Russia FSynchronised swimming2001201113114
10 Alexandra Patskevich Flag of Russia.svg  Russia FSynchronised swimming200920171313

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

Except for Free Combination and Highlight, all events include technical and free routines, with medals awarded separately.

Water polo

See also

Notes and references

  1. http://www.omegatiming.com/File/0001130107FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF20.pdf
  2. Originally awarded in July 2009 to Dubai, UAE. Dubai withdrew in March 2010.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. UPDATE 1-Swimming-Celebrations as Kazan awarded 2015 world champs published by Reuters on 2011-07-15.
  6. "Budapest (HUN) to host FINA World Championships in 2017" (Press release). FINA. 11 March 2015. Archived from the original on 27 August 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-31.
  7. FINA.org

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