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The 15th FINA World Championships (Catalan: Campionat Mundial de Natació de 2013, Spanish: Campeonato Mundial de Natación de 2013) were held from July 20 to August 4 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.[1][2] The 2013 World Championships featured 6 aquatics disciplines: swimming, water polo, diving, high diving, open water, and synchronised swimming.

15th FINA World Championships
2013 World Aquatics Championships logo.png
Host cityBarcelona, Spain
Date(s)20 July–4 August
Venue(s)Palau Sant Jordi
Nations participating181
Athletes participating2293
Officially opened byJuan Carlos I of Spain

The Championships were originally awarded to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in July 2009; however, Dubai withdrew as host in May 2010.[3] FINA then re-bid the meet, and Barcelona was selected on September 26, 2010.[4][5]

Contents

VenuesEdit

The venues that hosted the events were previously used for the 2003 World Aquatics Championships:[6]

ScheduleEdit

This was the first time the World Aquatic Championships included high diving.[7][8]

The opening ceremonies took place on July 19, 2013.[9]

  1   Number of finals
  ●   Other competitions
All dates are CEST (UTC+2)
July–August 2013 20
Sat
21
Sun
22
Mon
23
Tue
24
Wed
25
Thu
26
Fri
27
Sat
28
Sun
29
Mon
30
Tue
31
Wed
1
Thu
2
Fri
3
Sat
4
Sun
Gold
medals
  Diving 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 10
  High diving 1 1 2
  Open water swimming 2 1 1 1 2 7
  Swimming 4 4 5 4 5 5 5 8 40
  Synchronised swimming 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7
  Water polo 1 1 2
Total gold medals 4 2 4 3 1 3 2 4 5 4 6 5 5 6 6 8 68
Cumulative total 4 6 10 13 14 17 19 23 28 32 38 43 48 54 60 68

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (Spain)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States1510934
2  China148426
3  Russia96419
4  France4149
5  Hungary4127
6  Australia311014
7  Germany33410
8  Brazil32510
9  South Africa3115
10  Spain*16512
11  Italy1315
12  Denmark1304
13  Japan1236
14  Greece1102
  Lithuania1102
  Sweden1102
17  Netherlands1034
18  Tunisia1012
19  Colombia1001
20  Canada0347
21  Poland0213
22  Ukraine0145
23  Great Britain0112
24  Belgium0101
  Montenegro0101
26  Mexico0044
27  New Zealand0033
28  Croatia0011
  Finland0011
  Malaysia0011
  Trinidad and Tobago0011
Totals (31 nations)686967204

CompetitionEdit

DivingEdit

High divingEdit

Open water swimmingEdit

On the first day of competition on July 20, American Haley Anderson won the first gold of the competition in the women's 5 km, just beating Brazilian Poliana Okimoto 56:34.2 to 56:34.4. In the second event on day one, Tunisian Oussama Mellouli won the men's 5 km race with a time of 53:30.4.

SwimmingEdit

World recordsEdit

The following world records were established during the competition:

Date Event Round Time Name Nation
July 29, 2013 Women's 100 m breaststroke Semifinals 1:04.35 Rūta Meilutytė   Lithuania
July 30, 2013 Women's 1500 metre freestyle Final 15:36.53 Katie Ledecky   United States
August 1, 2013 Women's 200 m breaststroke Semifinals 2:19.11 Rikke Møller Pedersen   Denmark
August 3, 2013 Women's 50 m breaststroke Heats 29.78 Yuliya Yefimova   Russia
Women's 50 m breaststroke Semifinals 29.48 Rūta Meilutytė   Lithuania
Women's 800 metre freestyle Final 8:13.86 Katie Ledecky   United States

Synchronised swimmingEdit

Water poloEdit

Participating nationsEdit

181 nations entered the competition.[10][11][12][13] Ecuador, currently suspended by FINA, participated under the FINA flag as independent athletes.[14]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Spanish) El Mundial 2013 ya tiene nombre... ¡BARCELONA! Archived July 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine (trans: 2013 Worlds has a name: Barcelona!); posted by the Real Federación Española de Natación (RFEN) on 2010-09-26; retrieved 2010-09-27.
  2. ^ Fina select Barcelona to host 2013 World Swimming Championships.html Archived October 8, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ FINA Press Release 2010–27: Update on 2010 & 2013 FINA World Championships in Dubai (UAE) Archived June 13, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, published by FINA on 2010-05-15; retrieved 2010-06-22.
  4. ^ (in Catalan) Barcelona organitzarà el Mundial de natació del 2013
  5. ^ (in Catalan) Barcelona, seu del mundial de natació del 2013
  6. ^ Barcelona officially confirmed as host of the 2013 World Aquatics Championships[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Calendar[dead link]
  8. ^ "Venues". Fina.org. Archived from the original on 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
  9. ^ "Buy your tickets". BCN2013. Archived from the original on 2013-07-14. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
  10. ^ "Swimming Teams". Bcn2013.com. Archived from the original on 2013-08-21. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
  11. ^ "Diving Teams". Bcn2013.com. Archived from the original on 2013-08-21. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
  12. ^ "Open Water Teams". Bcn2013.com. Archived from the original on 2013-08-21. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
  13. ^ "Water Polo Teams". Bcn2013.com. Archived from the original on 2013-07-30. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
  14. ^ "FINA independent athletes". Bcn2013.com. Archived from the original on 2013-07-25. Retrieved 2013-08-08.

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