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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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Status active
Genre sporting event
Date(s) mid-year
Frequency biennial
Location(s) various
Inaugurated 1973 (1973)
Most recent 2017
Organised by FINA
2017

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.

Contents

ChampionshipsEdit

Year Date Edition Location Athletes Events Winner of the medal table Second of the medal table Third of the medal table
1973 31 August – 9 September I Belgrade, Yugoslavia 686 18 (m), 19 (f)   United States   East Germany   Italy
1975 19–27 July II Cali, Colombia 682 18 (m), 19 (f)   United States   East Germany   Hungary
1978 20–28 August III West Berlin, West Germany 828 18 (m), 19 (f)   United States   Soviet Union   Canada
1982 29 July – 8 August IV Guayaquil, Ecuador 848 18 (m), 19 (f)   United States   East Germany   Soviet Union
1986 13–23 August V Madrid, Spain 1119 19 (m), 22 (f)   East Germany   United States   Canada
1991 3–13 January VI Perth, Australia 1142 21 (m), 24 (f)   United States   China   Hungary
1994 1–11 September VII Rome, Italy 1400 21 (m), 24 (f)   China   United States   Russia
1998 8–17 January VIII Perth, Australia 1371 26 (m), 29 (f)   United States   Russia   Australia
2001 16–29 July IX Fukuoka, Japan 1498 29 (m), 32 (f)   Australia   China   United States
2003 12–27 July X Barcelona, Spain 2015 29 (m), 33 (f)   United States   Russia   Australia
2005 16–31 July XI Montreal, Canada 1784 29 (m), 33 (f)   United States   Australia   China
2007 18 March – 1 April XII Melbourne, Australia 2158 29 (m), 36 (f)   United States   Russia   Australia
2009 17 July – 2 August XIII Rome, Italy 2556 29 (m), 36 (f)   United States   China   Russia
2011 16–31 July XIV Shanghai, China 2220 29 (m), 36 (f)   United States   China   Russia
2013 19 July – 4 August XV Barcelona, Spain[1][2][3] 2293 30 (m), 37 (f), 1 (mixed)   United States   China   Russia
2015 24 July – 9 August XVI Kazan, Russia[4] 2400 30 (m), 37 (f), 8 (mixed)   China   United States   Russia
2017 14–30 July XVII Budapest, Hungary[5] 30 (m), 37 (f), 8 (mixed)   United States   China   Russia

Future championshipsEdit

Year Date Edition Location
2019 12–28 July[6] XVIII Gwangju, South Korea[7][8][9]
2021 16 July – 1 August XIX Fukuoka, Japan
2023 6–22 October XX Doha, Qatar

All-time medal tableEdit

Updated after the 2017 World Aquatics Championships.

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   United States 253 193 140 586
2   China 130 95 71 296
3   Russia 93 62 55 210
4   Australia 82 88 68 238
5   East Germany 51 44 27 122
6   Italy 33 32 53 118
7   Hungary 33 29 30 92
8   Germany 32 55 61 148
9   France 25 23 24 72
10   Great Britain 25 21 39 85
11   Canada 21 43 47 111
12   Netherlands 17 34 29 80
13   Soviet Union 16 28 28 72
14   Sweden 14 16 15 45
15   Brazil 13 11 13 37
16   South Africa 11 5 13 29
17   Japan 10 37 63 110
18   Spain 9 31 25 65
19   Ukraine 9 10 20 39
20   West Germany 8 7 12 27
21   Poland 6 9 8 23
22   Denmark 4 8 8 20
23   Zimbabwe 4 5 0 9
24   Greece 4 4 5 13
25   Serbia 4 2 1 7
26   Finland 3 2 2 7
27   Croatia 2 3 3 8
28   Tunisia 2 2 4 8
29   Romania 2 1 7 10
30   Belarus 2 1 3 6
  Yugoslavia 2 1 3 6
32   South Korea 2 0 1 3
33   Mexico 1 6 9 16
34    Switzerland 1 4 1 6
35   Lithuania 1 2 2 5
36   Bulgaria 1 1 4 6
37   Belgium 1 1 2 4
  Costa Rica 1 1 2 4
  North Korea 1 1 2 4
  Yugoslavia /
  Serbia and Montenegro
1 1 2 4
41   Norway 1 1 1 3
42   Malaysia 1 0 4 5
43   Colombia 1 0 0 1
  Suriname 1 0 0 1
45   New Zealand 0 5 5 10
46   Austria 0 3 3 6
47   Slovakia 0 3 2 5
48   Czech Republic 0 3 0 3
49   Cuba 0 1 1 2
  Czechoslovakia 0 1 1 2
  Iceland 0 1 1 2
  Jamaica 0 1 1 2
53   Ecuador 0 1 0 1
  Montenegro 0 1 0 1
55   Argentina 0 0 2 2
  Egypt 0 0 2 2
  Singapore 0 0 2 2
58   Puerto Rico 0 0 1 1
  Trinidad and Tobago 0 0 1 1
  Venezuela 0 0 1 1
Total 934 940 930 2804
  • 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
  7. ^ http://www.aroundtherings.com/articles/view.aspx?id=41487
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 January 2016. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  9. ^ KOREA AND HUNGARY TO HOST 2019 AND 2021 WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS Archived 19 July 2013 at Archive.is published by Swimming World Magazine on 2013-07-19.

External linksEdit

  Media related to World Aquatics Championships at Wikimedia Commons