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FINA World Aquatics Championships

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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 recent2019
Organised byFINA

The event was first held in 1973 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia 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.

Athletes from all 209 FINA members could take part in the competition. The record for most countries taking part in a single edition was set in 2019, with 192 members[1]. 2019 has seen also a record number of athletes participating, with 2,623 athletes.

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[2][3][4] 2293 68 30 (m), 37 (f), 1 (mixed)   United States   China   Russia
2015 24 July – 9 August 16   Kazan, Russia[5] 2400 75 30 (m), 37 (f), 8 (mixed)   China   United States   Russia
2017 14–30 July 17   Budapest, Hungary[6] 2360 75 30 (m), 37 (f), 8 (mixed)   United States   China   Russia
2019 12–28 July[7] 18   Gwangju, South Korea 2623 76 30 (m), 38 (f), 8 (mixed)   China   United States   Russia
2021 16 July – 1 August 19   Fukuoka, Japan
2023 20   Doha, Qatar
2025 21   Kazan, Russia
2027 22   Budapest, Hungary

All-time medal tableEdit

Updated after the 2019 World Aquatics Championships.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States268204150622
2  China14610674326
3  Russia1057362240
4  Australia899775261
5  East Germany514427122
6  Hungary38293097
7  Italy373858133
8  Germany355764156
9  Great Britain29234597
10  France26262779
11  Canada234554122
12  Netherlands17352981
13  Soviet Union16282872
14  Sweden15181750
15  Brazil15141544
16  Japan123969120
17  South Africa1261533
18  Ukraine10112546
19  Spain9352670
20  West Germany871227
21  Poland69823
22  Denmark48820
23  Greece45514
24  Zimbabwe4509
25  Serbia4217
26  Finland3227
27  Croatia2349
28  Tunisia2248
29  Romania21710
30  Belarus2136
  Yugoslavia2136
32  South Korea2024
33  Mexico181322
34   Switzerland1517
35  Lithuania1225
36  Norway1214
37  Bulgaria1146
  Malaysia1146
39  Belgium1124
  Costa Rica1124
  North Korea1124
  Yugoslavia /
  Serbia and Montenegro
1124
43  Colombia1001
  Suriname1001
45  New Zealand05611
46  Austria0336
47  Slovakia0325
48  Czech Republic0303
49  Cuba0112
  Czechoslovakia0112
  Iceland0112
  Jamaica0112
53  Ecuador0101
  Montenegro0101
55  Egypt0033
56  Argentina0022
  Singapore0022
58  Puerto Rico0011
  Trinidad and Tobago0011
  Venezuela0011
Totals (60 nations)1010101710073034
  • 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 Svetlana Romashina   Russia F Synchronised swimming 2005 2019 21 21
3 Natalia Ishchenko   Russia F Synchronised swimming 2005 2015 19 2 21
4 Ryan Lochte   United States M Swimming 2005 2015 18 5 4 27
5 Svetlana Kolesnichenko   Russia F Synchronised swimming 2011 2019 16 16
6 Katie Ledecky   United States F Swimming 2013 2019 15 3 18
7 Alla Shishkina   Russia F Synchronised swimming 2009 2019 14 14
8 Caeleb Dressel   United States M Swimming 2017 2019 13 2 15
9 Anastasia Davydova   Russia F Synchronised swimming 2001 2011 13 1 14
10 Alexandra Patskevich   Russia F Synchronised swimming 2009 2017 13 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

Except for Free Combination and Highlight, all events include technical and free routines, with medals awarded separately.

Water poloEdit

  • Men's tournament
  • Women's tournament

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.omegatiming.com/File/0001130107FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF20.pdf
  2. ^ Originally awarded in July 2009 to Dubai, UAE. Dubai withdrew in March 2010.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ UPDATE 1-Swimming-Celebrations as Kazan awarded 2015 world champs published by Reuters on 2011-07-15.
  6. ^ "Budapest (HUN) to host FINA World Championships in 2017" (Press release). FINA. 11 March 2015. Archived from the original on 27 August 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-31.
  7. ^ FINA.org

External linksEdit

  Media related to World Aquatics Championships at Wikimedia Commons