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According to the current FINA’s point of view, water sports are unisex sports, there are no longer only women’s-only subjects.
The purpose of FINA in the matter of unisexizing water sports is to increase their attractiveness. Besides, it aims to increase the number of participants to practice in these sports. Thereby, increase communication, increasing advertising, and increasing operating funding!
Fans of water sports can look forward to taking part in the championship in this energetic sports city. 15,000 athletes from 200 countries will be present in Gwangju to compete in 6 water sports for 76 world championships.
Qualifying tournament for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics
The FINA World Championship 2019 was be counted as a qualifying tournament for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, applied for individual athletes to achieve specified achievement in their competition events. Especially, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics allows a maximum of 16 eligible teams for each relay swim event. There is a maximum allocation of one team per National Olympic Committee.
The 12 countries with the top position in each relay swim event at FINA World Championship 2019 will be eligible to participate in the Olympics in Japan based on the final ranking. In recent events, the US, China, and Russia are continuously in the top 3 of the tournament.
Fina held the first online competition among training centers
As the sports industry moves to new ways to stay competitive. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Fina held its first online contest on September 26, 2020.
Swimmers from the FINA-approved development center in Kazan (RUS). And training centers Azura Florida (USA) and Thanyapura Phuket (THA) raced in the home swimming pool. In various swimming events. And record their time before sharing them with award recipients.
The purpose of this online swimming competition is to provide an alternative. Let the athletes continue training in the same conditions. Like before the pandemic and prepare the best you can for the upcoming season. This first and unique initiative created a safe and competitive school for FINA award winners.
An opportunity is essential in this condition to assess their progress and proficiency in comparison to other young swimming talents in other parts of the world. This online contest provides a risk-free framework. It will be highly successful by satisfying the desire for competition to continue.
Diving is a traditional Olympic sport. Contrary to High Jumping which is a bit risky, traditional diving gives a sense of mastery of standard without needing aerial acrobatics. The beauty of science and the art of movement. Watching diving is like watching a science fiction movie.
Men’s water polo is popular while we rarely see women’s water polo.
This subject must say is too amazing! The world level is now at a level where athletes perform not only below water, across the water, but also above water. Athletes can “fly” out of the water to acrobatics, Santo in the air.
n particular, since the 16th FINA World Championship 2015 in Kazan, the double dance content allows mixed couples (1 male – 1 female). This is new because everyone thinks that artistic swimming is for female athletes. Watching these mixed dances in artistic swimming is like watching a romantic love movie!
This subject often takes place at sea, in this tournament, there is quite a lot of competition content including 5km, 10km, 25km, and relay 5km for both men and women.
Although the distance is quite long, the level of athletes is “on par” so the finish in the “photo finish” style is very stretch. Watching swimming is like watching Discovery TV about exploring the world around! Many beautiful angles of the scenery and the speed breakout at sea by the athlete.
This is a fairly popular subject for the masses. The beauty of this sport is that people will be excited and thrilled to watch their favorite swimming “idols”. In Swimming, who can catch up with Katie Ledecky in women’s freestyle swimming?
All eyes will be on this Olympic champion as she aims to win four individual gold medals at Gwangju; or in men’s competitions, people will pay attention and have high expectations for Caeleb Dressel (American speed swimmer), Sun Yang (Chinese athlete specializing in speed swimming medium-long swimsuits), Chad le Clos (South African swimmer specializing in butterfly pools) and Adam Peaty (British frog-swimmer).
Watching swimming is like watching a criminal movie, you won’t know the end until the last minute!