|Togo at the|
2017 World Aquatics Championships
|National federation||Federation Togolaise de Natation|
|in Budapest, Hungary|
|Competitors||2 in 1 sport|
|World Aquatics Championships appearances|
Togo competed at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary from 14 to 30 July.
Togo, officially the Togolese Republic, is a country in West Africa bordered by Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north. The sovereign state extends south to the Gulf of Guinea, where its capital Lomé is located. Togo covers 57,000 square kilometres, making it one of the smallest countries in Africa, with a population of approximately 7.6 million.
The 17th FINA World Championships were held in Budapest, Hungary from 14 to 30 July 2017.
Budapest is the capital and the most populous city of Hungary, and the tenth-largest city in the European Union by population within city limits. The city had an estimated population of 1,752,704 in 2016 distributed over a land area of about 525 square kilometres. Budapest is both a city and county, and forms the centre of the Budapest metropolitan area, which has an area of 7,626 square kilometres and a population of 3,303,786, comprising 33 percent of the population of Hungary.
Togo received a Universality invitation from FINA to send two swimmers (one man and one woman) to the World Championships.
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.
|Kokou Amegashie||Men's 100 m freestyle||1:11.13||111||Did not advance|
|Adzo Kpossi||Women's 50 m freestyle||32.26||80||Did not advance|
The economy of Togo has struggled greatly. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) ranks it as the tenth poorest country in the world, with development undercut by political instability, lowered commodity prices, and external debts. While industry and services play a role, the economy is dependent on subsistence agriculture, with industrialization and regional banking suffering major setbacks.
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The Togo national football team, nicknamed Les Éperviers, is controlled by the Togolese Football Federation. The national football team of Togo made their debut in the FIFA World Cup in 2006. Their team bus underwent a fatal attack in Angola prior to the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations. They withdrew and were subsequently banned from the following two tournaments by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). In 2013 for the first time in history, Togo reached the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.
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Sheyi Emmanuel Adebayor is a Togolese professional footballer who plays as a striker for Turkish club İstanbul Başakşehir. He previously played for English clubs Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace, as well as French side Metz, and Monégasque team Monaco and Spanish team Real Madrid. He was voted African Footballer of the Year for 2008 while playing at Arsenal.
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Floyd Ama Nino Ayité is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Fulham and the Togo national team. He mainly plays a winger. He is Jonathan Ayité's younger brother.
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Togo competed at the 2011 World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai, China between July 16 and 31, 2011.
The Togo women's national football team represents the Togolese Republic in women's international football competition since 2006. Togo is managed by the Togolese Football Federation (FTF), the governing body of football in Togo. The team has played five FIFA-recognised matches, in 2006 and 2007, before reappearing in the 2018 WAFU Women's Cup, set in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Their manager since January 2018 is Kaï Tomety. Togo's home stadium is the Stade de Kégué, located in Lomé.
Togo competed at the 2013 World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona, Spain from 19 July to 4 August 2013.
Togo competed at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics in Moscow, Russia, from 10–18 August 2013. A team of one athlete was announced to represent the country in the event.
Visitors to Togo must obtain a visa on arrival to Togo unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. Alternatively they may obtain a visa from one of the Togolese diplomatic missions. All passports must have at least 2 blank pages, and be valid for at least 1 year upon arrival at Togo.
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Togo competed at the 2017 World Championships in Athletics in London, United Kingdom, from 4–13 August 2017.