FINA World Aquatics Championships

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For the short course, swimming-only, championships, which use a 25-meter pool, see FINA World Swimming Championships (25m).

The FINA World Championships or World Aquatics Championships are the World Championships for Aquatics sports: Swimming, 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-meter) pool.

The event was first held in 1973 and is now held every two years. From 1978-1998, 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.

Events[edit]

Year Date Championship Location event # Athletes # Events Winner of the medal table Second of the medal table Third of the medal table
1973 August 31 – September 9 I Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Belgrade, Yugoslavia 686 18 (m), 19 (f)  United States  East Germany  Italy
1975 July 19 – 27 II Colombia Cali, Colombia 682 18 (m), 19 (f)  United States  East Germany  Hungary
1978 August 20 – 28 III West Germany West Berlin, West Germany 828 18 (m), 19 (f)  United States  Soviet Union  Canada
1982 July 29 – August 8 IV Ecuador Guayaquil, Ecuador 848 18 (m), 19 (f)  United States  East Germany  Soviet Union
1986 August 13 – 23 V Spain Madrid, Spain 1119 19 (m), 22 (f)  East Germany  United States  Canada
1991 January 3 – 13 VI Australia Perth, Australia 1142 21 (m), 24 (f)  United States  China  Hungary
1994 September 1 – 11 VII Italy Rome, Italy 1400 21 (m), 24 (f)  China  United States  Russia
1998 January 8 – 17 VIII Australia Perth, Australia 1371 26 (m), 29 (f)  United States  Russia  Australia
2001 July 16 – 29 IX Japan Fukuoka, Japan 1498 29 (m), 32 (f)  Australia  China  United States
2003 July 12 – 27 X Spain Barcelona, Spain 2015 29 (m), 33 (f)  United States  Russia  Australia
2005 July 16 – 31 XI Canada Montreal, Canada 1784 29 (m), 33 (f)  United States  Australia  China
2007 March 18 – April 1 XII Australia Melbourne, Australia 2158 29 (m), 36 (f)  United States  Russia  Australia
2009 July 17 – August 2 XIII Italy Rome, Italy 2556 29 (m), 36 (f)  United States  China  Russia
2011 July 16 – 31 XIV China Shanghai, China 2220 29 (m), 36 (f)  United States  China  Russia
2013 July 19 – August 4 XV Spain Barcelona, Spain [nb 1] 2293[1] 30 (m), 37 (f), 1 (mixed)  United States  China  Russia
2015 July 24 – August 9 XVI Russia Kazan, Russia[2]
2017 June 30 – July 16 XVII Hungary Budapest, Hungary[3]
2019 TBD XVIII South Korea Gwangju, South Korea[4][5][6]
2021 TBD XIX TBD

All-time medal since 1973[edit]

Updated after the 2013 World Aquatics Championships:

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States 214 166 119 499
2  China 103 75 53 231
3  Russia
 Soviet Union
86 79 70 235
4  Australia 73 80 56 209
5  East Germany 51 44 27 122
6  Germany
 West Germany
38 59 68 165
7  Hungary 28 21 24 73
8  Italy 26 26 36 88
9  Canada 20 38 38 96
10  Netherlands 16 22 28 66
11  France 14 21 21 56
12  Great Britain 13 18 30 61
13  Brazil 10 3 9 22
14  Ukraine 9 6 12 27
15  South Africa 9 2 12 23
16  Spain 8 25 23 56
17  Sweden 8 14 13 35
18  Japan 7 31 55 93
19  Poland 6 7 6 19
20  Denmark 4 6 5 15
21  Zimbabwe 4 5 0 9
22  Greece 4 3 3 10
23  Serbia 4 3 2 9
24  Finland 3 2 2 7
25  Tunisia 2 2 4 8
26  Romania 2 1 7 10
27  Yugoslavia 2 1 3 6
28  Belarus 2 1 0 3
29  South Korea 2 0 1 3
30   Switzerland 1 4 1 6
31  Mexico 1 2 9 12
32  Croatia 1 2 3 6
33  Bulgaria 1 1 4 6
34  Belgium 1 1 2 4
 Costa Rica 1 1 2 4
 Lithuania 1 1 2 4
37  Norway 1 1 1 3
38  Colombia 1 0 0 1
 Suriname 1 0 0 1
40  New Zealand 0 3 5 8
41  Austria 0 3 3 6
42  Slovakia 0 3 2 5
43  Czech Republic
 Czechoslovakia
0 3 1 4
44  Cuba 0 1 1 2
 Iceland 0 1 1 2
46  Montenegro 0 1 0 1
47  Malaysia 0 0 2 2
48  Argentina 0 0 1 1
 Egypt 0 0 1 1
 Puerto Rico 0 0 1 1
 Trinidad and Tobago 0 0 1 1
 Venezuela 0 0 1 1

Disciplines[edit]

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

Diving[edit]

  • 1 m springboard
  • 3 m springboard
  • 10 m platform
  • Synchronized 3 m springboard
  • Synchronized 10 m platform

High diving[edit]

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

Open water swimming[edit]

  • 5 km
  • 10 km
  • 25 km

Swimming[edit]

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

Synchronized swimming[edit]

  • Solo
  • Duet
  • Team
  • Free combination

Water polo[edit]

  • Men's tournament
  • Women's tournament

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Originally awarded in July 2009 to Dubai, UAE.[7] Dubai withdrew in March 2010.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to World Aquatics Championships at Wikimedia Commons