Tonga at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships

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Tonga at the
2017 World Aquatics Championships

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National federation Tonga Swimming Association
in Budapest, Hungary
Competitors 3 in 1 sport
World Aquatics Championships appearances

Tonga competed at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary from 14 July to 30 July.

Tonga country in Oceania

Tonga, officially the Kingdom of Tonga, is a Polynesian country and archipelago comprising 169 islands, of which 36 are inhabited. The total surface area is about 750 square kilometres (290 sq mi) scattered over 700,000 square kilometres (270,000 sq mi) of the southern Pacific Ocean. The sovereign state has a population of 100,651 people, of whom 70% reside on the main island of Tongatapu.

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.

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Tonga has received a Universality invitation from FINA to send three swimmers (two men and one woman) to the World Championships. [1]

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.

Andrew Lapuka Men's 50 m freestyle 26.72108Did not advance
Men's 50 m butterfly 30.5980Did not advance
Tongli Panuve Men's 100 m freestyle 58.21101Did not advance
Men's 200 m freestyle 2:12.6173Did not advance
Charissa Panuve Women's 100 m freestyle 1:05.4772Did not advance
Women's 50 m butterfly 33.4355Did not advance

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  1. "Entry List by Nation (Swimming)". Omega Timing. 19 July 2017. Retrieved 20 July 2017.