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FINA World Aquatics Championships

The FINA World Championships or World Aquatics Championships are the World Championships for aquatics sports: swimming, diving, high diving, open water swimming, synchronized swimming, and water polo. They are run by FINA, and all swimming events are contested in a long course (50-metre) pool.

FINA World Aquatics Championships
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Statusactive
Genresporting event
Date(s)mid-year
Frequencybiennial
Location(s)various
Inaugurated1973 (1973)
Most recent2017
Organised byFINA

The event was first held in 1973, 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. From 2001 on, the Championships have been held every two years, in the odd years.

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ChampionshipsEdit

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 Belgrade, Yugoslavia 686 37 18 (m), 19 (f)   United States   East Germany   Italy
1975 19–27 July 2 Cali, Colombia 682 37 18 (m), 19 (f)   United States   East Germany   Hungary
1978 20–28 August 3 West Berlin, West Germany 828 37 18 (m), 19 (f)   United States   Soviet Union   Canada
1982 29 July – 8 August 4 Guayaquil, Ecuador 848 37 18 (m), 19 (f)   United States   East Germany   Soviet Union
1986 13–23 August 5 Madrid, Spain 1119 41 19 (m), 22 (f)   East Germany   United States   Canada
1991 3–13 January 6 Perth, Australia 1142 45 21 (m), 24 (f)   United States   China   Hungary
1994 1–11 September 7 Rome, Italy 1400 45 21 (m), 24 (f)   China   United States   Russia
1998 8–17 January 8 Perth, Australia 1371 55 26 (m), 29 (f)   United States   Russia   Australia
2001 16–29 July 9 Fukuoka, Japan 1498 61 29 (m), 32 (f)   Australia   China   United States
2003 12–27 July 10 Barcelona, Spain 2015 62 29 (m), 33 (f)   United States   Russia   Australia
2005 16–31 July 11 Montreal, Canada 1784 62 29 (m), 33 (f)   United States   Australia   China
2007 18 March – 1 April 12 Melbourne, Australia 2158 65 29 (m), 36 (f)   United States   Russia   Australia
2009 17 July – 2 August 13 Rome, Italy 2556 65 29 (m), 36 (f)   United States   China   Russia
2011 16–31 July 14 Shanghai, China 2220 65 29 (m), 36 (f)   United States   China   Russia
2013 19 July – 4 August 15 Barcelona, Spain[1][2][3] 2293 68 30 (m), 37 (f), 1 (mixed)   United States   China   Russia
2015 24 July – 9 August 16 Kazan, Russia[4] 2400 75 30 (m), 37 (f), 8 (mixed)   China   United States   Russia
2017 14–30 July 17 Budapest, Hungary[5] 2360 75 30 (m), 37 (f), 8 (mixed)   United States   China   Russia
2019 12–28 July[6] 18 Gwangju, South Korea
2021 16 July – 1 August 19 Fukuoka, Japan
2023 6–22 October 20 Doha, Qatar

All-time medal tableEdit

Updated after the 2017 World Aquatics Championships.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States253193140586
2  China1309571296
3  Russia936255210
4  Australia828868238
5  East Germany514427122
6  Italy333253118
7  Hungary33293092
8  Germany325561148
9  France25232472
10  Great Britain25213985
11  Canada214347111
12  Netherlands17342980
13  Soviet Union16282872
14  Sweden14161545
15  Brazil13111337
16  South Africa1151329
17  Japan103763110
18  Spain9312565
19  Ukraine9102039
20  West Germany871227
21  Poland69823
22  Denmark48820
23  Zimbabwe4509
24  Greece44513
25  Serbia4217
26  Finland3227
27  Croatia2338
28  Tunisia2248
29  Romania21710
30  Belarus2136
  Yugoslavia2136
32  South Korea2013
33  Mexico16916
34   Switzerland1416
35  Lithuania1225
36  Bulgaria1146
37  Belgium1124
  Costa Rica1124
  North Korea1124
  Yugoslavia /
  Serbia and Montenegro
1124
41  Norway1113
42  Malaysia1045
43  Colombia1001
  Suriname1001
45  New Zealand05510
46  Austria0336
47  Slovakia0325
48  Czech Republic0303
49  Cuba0112
  Czechoslovakia0112
  Iceland0112
  Jamaica0112
53  Ecuador0101
  Montenegro0101
55  Argentina0022
  Egypt0022
  Singapore0022
58  Puerto Rico0011
  Trinidad and Tobago0011
  Venezuela0011
Totals (60 nations)9349409302804
  • Record(*).   United States: 1978, (23 gold medals, 44 medals in total)

Multiple medalistsEdit

Boldface denotes active athletes and highest medal count per type.

Rank Athlete Country Gender Discipline From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Michael Phelps   United States M Swimming 2001 2011 26 6 1 33
2 Natalia Ishchenko   Russia F Synchronised swimming 2005 2015 19 2 - 21
3 Ryan Lochte   United States M Swimming 2005 2015 18 5 4 27
4 Svetlana Romashina   Russia F Synchronised swimming 2005 2015 18 - - 18
5 Katie Ledecky   United States F Swimming 2013 2017 14 1 - 15
6 Anastasia Davydova   Russia F Synchronised swimming 2001 2011 13 1 - 14
7 Svetlana Kolesnichenko   Russia F Synchronised swimming 2011 2017 13 - - 13
Alexandra Patskevich   Russia F Synchronised swimming 2009 2017 13 - - 13
9 Missy Franklin   United States F Swimming 2011 2015 11 2 3 16
10 Ian Thorpe   Australia M Swimming 1998 2003 11 1 1 13

DisciplinesEdit

Except as noted below, there are male and female categories for each event.

DivingEdit

Men's and women's events:

  • 1 m springboard
  • 3 m springboard
  • 10 m platform
  • synchronized 3 m springboard
  • synchronized 10 m platform

Mixed events added at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships:

  • synchronized 3 m springboard
  • synchronized 10 m platform
  • 3 m springboard / 10 m platform team

High divingEdit

  • 27m (men only)
  • 20m (women only)

High diving included since the 15th FINA World Aquatics Championships in 2013 in Barcelona

Open water swimmingEdit

  • 5 km
  • 10 km
  • 25 km
  • Mixed Team

Open water swimming was first held at the 1991 FINA World Championships.

SwimmingEdit

Distance Free Back Breast Fly I.M. Free relay Medley relay Mixed free relay Mixed medley relay
50 m
100 m
200 m
400 m
800 m
1500 m

Synchronized swimmingEdit

Water poloEdit

  • Men's tournament
  • Women's tournament

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Originally awarded in July 2009 to Dubai, UAE. Dubai withdrew in March 2010.
  2. ^ PR54 - Dubai (UAE) will be the Organising City Archived 27 April 2015 at the Wayback Machine. (FINA Press Release #2009-54); published by FINA on 2009-07-18, retrieved 2009-07-20.
  3. ^ Press Release 2013-51: Barcelona 2013: new record of participation with 181 nations in Barcelona (ESP) Archived 14 August 2014 at the Wayback Machine.. Published by FINA on 2013-07-18; retrieved 2013-07-19.
  4. ^ UPDATE 1-Swimming-Celebrations as Kazan awarded 2015 world champs published by Reuters on 2011-07-15.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 August 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-31. published by FINA on 2015-03-11.
  6. ^ FINA.org

External linksEdit

  Media related to World Aquatics Championships at Wikimedia Commons