|Tonga at the|
2017 World Aquatics Championships
|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.
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The 17th FINA World Championships were held in Budapest, Hungary from 14 to 30 July 2017.
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|Andrew Lapuka||Men's 50 m freestyle||26.72||108||Did not advance|
|Men's 50 m butterfly||30.59||80||Did not advance|
|Tongli Panuve||Men's 100 m freestyle||58.21||101||Did not advance|
|Men's 200 m freestyle||2:12.61||73||Did not advance|
|Charissa Panuve||Women's 100 m freestyle||1:05.47||72||Did not advance|
|Women's 50 m butterfly||33.43||55||Did not advance|
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