FINA World Aquatics Championships

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The FINA World Championships or World Aquatics Championships are the World Championships for aquatic sports: diving, swimming, open water swimming, synchronized swimming and water polo. They are run by FINA, and in the pool swimming events are contested in a 50 m, or "long course", 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.

History

Year and Date Championship Location event # Athletes # Events
1973: August 31 – September 9 I FINA World Championships Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Belgrade, Yugoslavia 686 18 (m), 19 (w)
1975: July 19 – July 27 II FINA World Championships Colombia Cali, Colombia 682 18 (m), 19 (w)
1978: August 20 – August 28 III FINA World Championships West Germany West Berlin, West Germany 828 18 (m), 19 (w)
1982: July 29 – August 8 IV FINA World Championships Ecuador Guayaquil, Ecuador 848 18 (m), 19 (w)
1986: August 13 – August 23 V FINA World Championships Spain Madrid, Spain 1119 19 (m), 22 (w)
1991: January 3 – January 13 VI FINA World Championships Australia Perth, Australia 1142 21 (m), 24 (w)
1994: September 1 – September 11 VII FINA World Championships Italy Rome, Italy 1400 21 (m), 24 (w)
1998: January 8 – January 17 VIII FINA World Championships Australia Perth, Australia (2) 1371 26 (m), 29 (w)
2001: July 16 – July 29 IX FINA World Championships Japan Fukuoka, Japan 1498 29 (m), 32 (w)
2003: July 12 – July 27 X FINA World Championships Spain Barcelona, Spain 2015 29 (m), 33 (w)
2005: July 16 – July 31 XI FINA World Championships Canada Montreal, Canada 1784 29 (m), 33 (w)
2007: March 18 – April 1 XII FINA World Championships Australia Melbourne, Australia 2158 29 (m), 36 (w)
2009: July 17 – August 2 XIII FINA World Championships Italy Rome, Italy (2) 2556 29 (m), 36 (w)
2011: July 16 – July 31[1] XIV FINA World Championships China Shanghai, China
2013: July 19 – August 4 XV FINA World Championships Spain Barcelona, Spain (2)[2]

Note: The 2015 Worlds host will be selected during the 2011 Worlds. Bidding federations that attended a meeting for federations interested in hosting the 2015 World Aquatics Championships were Hungary (Budapest), Hong Kong (Hong Kong), South Korea (Seoul), Morocco (Marrakesh), and Russia (Kazan). [3]

All-time medal since 1973

1  United States 182 151 101 434
2  Germany 84 98 80 262
3  China 74 54 41 169
4  Australia 68 60 52 180
5  Russia 53 39 35 127
6  Hungary 23 17 18 58
7  Italy 21 18 32 71
8  Canada 19 28 30 77
9  Soviet Union 16 28 28 72
10  Netherlands 13 21 22 56
11  Great Britain 10 14 29 53
12  Ukraine 9 5 7 21
13  France 8 14 11 33
14  Spain 7 18 13 38
15  Japan 6 22 47 75
16  Sweden 6 12 13 31
17  Poland 6 4 5 15
18  South Africa 5 1 8 14
19  Zimbabwe 4 5 0 9
20  Serbia1 4 2 2 8
21  Brazil 3 1 4 8
22  Finland 2 2 0 4
23  Romania 2 1 7 10
24  Yugoslavia 2 0 2 4
25  Denmark 1 2 5 8
26  Mexico 1 2 3 6
27  Tunisia 1 2 3 6
28  Croatia 1 2 1 4
29  Costa Rica 1 1 2 4
29  Greece 1 1 2 4
31  Belarus 1 1 0 2
32  Belgium 1 0 2 3
33  South Korea 1 0 1 2
34  Suriname 1 0 0 1
35   Switzerland 0 4 1 5
36  Austria 0 3 3 6
37  New Zealand 0 3 2 5
37  Slovakia 0 3 2 5
39  Czech Republic 0 3 0 3
40  Bulgaria 0 1 4 5
41  Norway 0 1 1 2
42  Cuba 0 1 1 2
43  Iceland 0 1 1 2
44  Lithuania 0 0 2 2
45  Argentina 0 0 1 1
45  Czechoslovakia 0 0 1 1
45  Egypt 0 0 1 1
45  Malaysia 0 0 1 1
45  Puerto Rico 0 0 1 1
45  Venezuela 0 0 1 1
1.^ Serbia is considered to be a successor of the FR Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro team.[citation needed]

Disciplines

Except for synchronized swimming, which is female-only, there are male and female categories for each event.

Diving

  • 1 m Springboard
  • 3 m Springboard
  • Platform
  • Synchronized 3 m springboard
  • Synchronized platform

Open water

  • 5 km
  • 10 km
  • 25 km

Swimming

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

  • Solo
  • Duet
  • Team
  • Free combination

Water polo

  • Men's tournament
  • Women's tournament

References

  1. ^ PR54 - Dubai (UAE) will be the Organising City (FINA Press Release #2009-54); published by FINA on 2009-07-18, retrieved 2009-07-20.
  2. ^ (in Spanish) El Mundial 2013 ya tiene nombre... ¡BARCELONA! (trans: 2013 Worlds has a name: Barcelona!); posted by the Real Federación Española de Natación (RFEN) on 2010-09-26; retrieved 2010-09-27.
  3. ^ http://theswimmerscircle.com/blog/featured/journey-begins-in-lausanne-for-2015-hosting-hopefuls/

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