|FINA World Aquatics Championships|
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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, artistic swimming, and water polo. They are run by FINA, and all swimming events are contested in a long course (50-metre) pool.
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. Since 2001, the Championships have been held every two years, in the odd years.
Athletes from all 209 FINA members could take part in the competition. In 2019, records were set for the most countries participating, with 192 members, and the most 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)|
Updated after the 2019 World Aquatics Championships.
|Totals (60 nations)||1011||1017||1007||3035|
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:
High diving included since the 15th FINA World Aquatics Championships in 2013 in Barcelona
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.
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.
Michael Hixon is an American diver. He won the silver medal with Sam Dorman in the synchronized 3 meter springboard at the 2016 Rio Olympics. He also won bronze at the 2015 World Championships in the 1 meter springboard.
The American team competed at the 2011 World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai, China from July 16 to July 31. The United States topped the gold medal count in the competition with 17 golds and finished the competition with 32 total medals, behind China's 36. 16 of the 17 gold medals came from the swimming competition and one came from the open water swimming competition. Individually, Michael Phelps won the most overall medals in the competition with seven. Ryan Lochte won the most gold medals among the male competitors with five and finished the competition with six medals total.
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.
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 competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro took place from 7 to 20 August at Maria Lenk Aquatic Center in Barra da Tijuca. It was one of four aquatic sports at the Games, along with swimming, water polo, and synchronised swimming.
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.
DanielGoodfellow 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 Olympics 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.
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.
Noah Williams is an English diver who represents Great Britain and specialises in the 10 metre platform event. He has won silver medals in the 10 metre synchro platform with Matthew Dixon at the European Championships and the Commonwealth Games.