FINA World Aquatics Championships

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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

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.

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.

Championships

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

All-time medal table

Updated after the 2017 World Aquatics Championships.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States253193140586
2 China1309571296
3 Russia936255210
4 Australia828868238
5 East Germany514427122
6 Italy333253118
7 Hungary33293092
8 Germany325561148
9 France25232472
10 Great Britain25213985
11 Canada214347111
12 Netherlands17342980
13 Soviet Union16282872
14 Sweden14161545
15 Brazil13111337
16 South Africa1151329
17 Japan103763110
18 Spain9312565
19 Ukraine9102039
20 West Germany871227
21 Poland69823
22 Denmark48820
23 Zimbabwe4509
24 Greece44513
25 Serbia4217
26 Finland3227
27 Croatia2338
28 Tunisia2248
29 Romania21710
30 Belarus2136
 Yugoslavia2136
32 South Korea2013
33 Mexico16916
34  Switzerland1416
35 Lithuania1225
36 Bulgaria1146
37 Belgium1124
 Costa Rica1124
 North Korea1124
 Yugoslavia /
 Serbia and Montenegro
1124
41 Norway1113
42 Malaysia1045
43 Colombia1001
 Suriname1001
45 New Zealand05510
46 Austria0336
47 Slovakia0325
48 Czech Republic0303
49 Cuba0112
 Czechoslovakia0112
 Iceland0112
 Jamaica0112
53 Ecuador0101
 Montenegro0101
55 Argentina0022
 Egypt0022
 Singapore0022
58 Puerto Rico0011
 Trinidad and Tobago0011
 Venezuela0011
Totals (60 nations)9349409302804
  • Record(*).  United States: 1978, (23 gold medals, 44 medals in total)

Multiple medalists

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

Disciplines

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

Diving

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 diving

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

High diving included since the 15th FINA World Aquatics Championships in 2013 in Barcelona

Open water swimming

  • 5 km
  • 10 km
  • 25 km
  • Mixed Team

Open water swimming was first held at the 1991 FINA World Championships.

Swimming

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 swimming

Water polo

  • Men's tournament
  • Women's tournament

See also

Notes and references

  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

External links

Media related to World Aquatics Championships at Wikimedia Commons