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The FINA world championship, also known as the World Championship for swimming and water sports is run by FINA (International Swimming Federation in English).
The tournament includes world championships in water sports such as swimming, diving, high diving, artistic swimming, and water polo. The tournament is run by FINA and held in Olympic standard swimming pool (50 m).
The first time the FINA championship took place
The tournament was first held in 1973 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and is currently held every two years. Particularly in the period 1978-1998, the tournament was held every 4 years between the two summer Olympics.
Historically, from 1978 to 1998, the tournament has been held every four years, on even years coinciding with the years held the Summer Olympic Games. From 2001 onwards, the tournament is held every two years, on odd years.
Currently, the US is the country that is dominating the medals table of the award with a total of 540 medals of all kinds since 1973, the second place is China with 266 different medals.
FINA has also determined that the FINA World Championship 2021 will be held in Fukuoka city – Japan from July 16 to August 1, 2021. FINA World Championship 2023 will be held in Doha – Qatar from 6/10 to 22/10/2023.
It is clear that FINA is in favor of hosting Asian cities. Perhaps this is to further promote Asia’s movement and level of water sports. Meanwhile, it takes advantage of its passionate admiration this densely populated continent.
Regarding the competition content, fans should note the following attractive water sports.
High diving is a new water sport that has been included in the program since the 15th FINA World Championship. It was 2013 in Barcelona with the competition content of men jumping 27m, and women jumping 20m. The sport is unique in which the athletes often cannot practice in an authentic environment until the days leading up to the competition.
High diving has been identified by FINA as a sport separate from conventional diving. The High Jump athletes reach a downfall speed of 96 km/h. They reach water with their feet rather than with their heads like regular diving.
Watching this subject is like watching an adventure movie. The advantage in this water sports competition belongs to the Americas and Europe. The subject is also the only non-Olympic subject in the tournament.