2019 World Aquatics Championships

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18th FINA World Championships
Gwangju 2019 FINA World Championships.png
Host cityGwangju, South Korea
Date(s)12–28 July[1]
Venue(s)Nambu University
Chosun University
Yeosu Expo Ocean Park
Yeomju Gymnasium
Nations participating193
Athletes participating2,623
Officially opened byMoon Jae-in

The 2019 World Aquatics Championships are the 18th FINA World Aquatics Championships, held in Gwangju, South Korea from 12 to 28 July 2019. The city has hosted the 2015 Summer Universiade aquatics events in the same venues.[2]

Host selection[edit]

The host was announced on 19 July 2013 on the biennial General Congress of FINA in Barcelona, the host-city of the 2013 World Aquatics Championships. Budapest was awarded the 2021 Championships in the same vote, though in 2015 it was announced that they will host the 2017 Championships due to Guadalajara's withdrawal.

Venues[edit]

Most of the competitions will be held at the Main Aquatics Centre, built for the 2015 Summer Universiade, also hosted in Gwangju.[3] The Aquatics Centre will host the swimming and diving competitions, and there will be two adjacent outdoor temporary venues for synchronised swimming and water polo.[4]

  • The Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center (swimming, diving)
  • Nambu University Football Field (water polo)
  • Yeomju Gymnasium (artistic swimming)
  • Chosun University University Football Field (high diving)
  • Yeosu Expo Ocean Park (open water swimming)

Schedule[edit]

A total of 76 Medal events are held across six disciplines.[5] Beach water polo was introduced as a non-medal event (Demonstration).

Opening ceremony Other competitions Finals Closing ceremony M Men's matches W Women's matches
July 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Total
Ceremonies 76
Swimming 4 4 5 5 5 5 6 8 42
Open water swimming 1 1 1 1 1 2 7
Artistic swimming 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 10
Diving 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 13
High diving 1 1 2
Water polo W M W M W M W M W M W M W M 2
Beach water polo W M W M W M 2

Medal table[edit]

  *   Host nation (South Korea)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 China1610329
2 Russia98219
3 Australia42410
4 United States34714
5 Canada2237
 Germany2237
7 Brazil2013
8 Hungary2002
9 Italy1449
10 France1315
11 Great Britain1247
12 Ukraine1056
13 Mexico0235
14 Spain0213
15 Japan0145
16 Malaysia0101
 Sweden0101
18 South Korea*0011
Totals (18 nations)444446134

Participating nations[edit]

Out of 209 FINA members, 192 took part, which set a new record number of participating nations.[6]

Media coverage[edit]

In the United States, NBCUniversal holds rights to the event.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FINA.org
  2. ^ [1] (Gwangju, Budapest win right to host worlds); posted by Reuters on 19 July 2013.
  3. ^ Our Plan posted by gwangju2019.com. Retrieved 19 July 2013.
  4. ^ 18th FINA World Championships - Venue Info
  5. ^ Schedule
  6. ^ "Entry List by Event and Nation" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  7. ^ "FINA partners with Universal Sports: new media rights agreement in the USA until 2021". FINA. 27 January 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  8. ^ "NBCUniversal acquires Universal Sports programming from World Championship Sports Network". NBC Sports Group. 6 July 2017. Retrieved 14 September 2016.

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