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PR 65 - SWC 2019: Eleven World Cup records broken in Tokyo, successful first meet for Team Australia

Still fresh from the FINA World Championships performances in Gwangju, Korea, elite swimmers gathered in Tokyo, Japan, for the inaugural leg of the FINA Swimming World Cup 2019 from August 2-4.

Athletes showed an incredible form for this first meet of seven as no less than eleven new Word Cup records (WC) were established in the city that will host the 2020 Olympic Games in a year-time.

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Tokyo, Japan
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05Aug2019

PR 64 – After a successful FINA World Championships, Gwangju gets ready to host the Masters

Gwangju, Korea, host of the highly successful 18th FINA World Championships that concluded on Sunday July 28, is gearing up to welcome the 18th FINA World Masters Championships from August 5-18.

Over 14 days, more than 4,000 aquatic sports enthusiasts will be in Korea, including 1,207 clubs across all disciplines (swimming, diving, water polo, open water swimming and artistic swimming) and 83 countries represented.

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Gwangju, Korea
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02Aug2019

PR 62 - Schouten (NED) and Dornic (FRA) win 32km race in Lac St-Jean

Marcel Schouten of the Netherlands and Morgane Dornic from France were the winners of the men and women's FINA UltraMarathon Swim Series races in Lac St-Jean, Canada, on Saturday July 27. 

In a huge effort after a 32km race, Dutch veteran Schouten claimed gold in 7h13m31, while Christopher Deegan of Australia settled for silver in 7h23m16s.

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Lac St-Jean, Canada
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29Jul2019

PR 61 - Highly successful FINA showcase in Gwangju

The 18th edition of the FINA World Championships concluded today in Gwangju, Republic of Korea, following 17 days of world-class competition that has broken records in more ways than one. 

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28Jul2019

FINA STATEMENT

FINA has been informed that an unfortunate accident occurred in the early hours of July 27, 2019 in a facility next to the Athletes Village of the 18th FINA World Championships in Gwangju (KOR).

As some Championships’ participants were present at the moment of the accident, FINA is carefully monitoring the situation and will activate all measures to ensure health care and assistance is provided whenever necessary.

FINA deeply regrets the situation and sends its best wishes to any victims of this accident.

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27Jul2019

FINA STATEMENT

The FINA Executive met today in Gwangju (KOR) to analyse the situation occurred during the men’s 200m free victory ceremony and has decided to send a warning letter to athletes Duncan Scott (GBR) and Sun Yang (CHN). 

Both competitors had an inadequate behaviour on this occasion, which is not acceptable in accordance with the FINA Constitution Rule C 12.1.3.

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23Jul2019

FINA STATEMENT

The FINA Executive met today in Gwangju (KOR) to analyse the situation related with the men’s 400m free victory ceremony and has decided to send a warning letter to Swimming Australia Ltd and to athlete Mack Horton (AUS).

While FINA respects the principle of freedom of speech, it has to be conducted in the right context.

As in all major sports organisations, our athletes and their entourages are aware of their responsibilities to respect FINA regulations and not use FINA events to make personal statements or gestures. 

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22Jul2019

PR 60- MSWS: Rasovszky (HUN) and Bruni (ITA) cruise to gold in Lac St-Jean 10km

After flying directly from the FINA World Championships in Gwangju (KOR), Kristof Rasovszky, 22, of Hungary, and Rachele Bruni, 28, of Italy, won gold in the men’s and women’s open water 10km races of the FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series in Lac St-Jean on Sunday July 21.

Rasovszky clocked the best time in 1h53m28s80, marking his second consecutive victory on the 2019 FINA/CNSG World Series tour, following his triumph in Balatonfured in June, while Bruni was the fastest in 2h03m56s4.

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Lac St-Jean, Canada
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22Jul2019

PR 59 – Kazan 2025 and Budapest 2027, hosts of the FINA showcase

Kazan (RUS) and Budapest (HUN) will be the respective organisers of the 2025 and 2027 editions of the FINA World Championships and FINA World Masters Championships, after the announcement by FINA of the winning cities today in Gwangju (KOR).

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21Jul2019

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