FINA Communication Department

The 16th FINA World Masters Championships concluded with a spectacular musical show that took place in the FINA Water World Park in Kazan. Admission to the Park was free – all visitors could witness this sparkling event and immerse themselves into an incredible sports extravaganza. Spectators were treated to an explosion of cultural events including songs performed in the Russian and English languages, masterful dances and acrobatic routines, thematic video clips, pyrotechnic effects and performances by best music and dance ensembles of the city and the Republic. FINA World Championships highlights and best moments were shared with the spectators  in a video clip entitled  ‘Kaleidoscope of FINA Worlds events’.  The evening was headlined by the performance of the famous Russian pop band Ivanushki International. After some really foot-tapping hit songs, two high officials – FINA Bureau Member Dr. Mohamed Diop and Prime Minister of the Republci of Tatarstan Ildar Khalikov – took the floor to say their words of welcome.

FINA Bureau Member Dr. Mohamed Diop said: “We’ve come to the end of a memorable FINA World Masters Championships in Kazan that have become one of the brightest pages in the FINA history. The entire world saw how beautiful and remarkable aquatic sports are.

Closing Ceremony in the FINA Water Park, Kazan

We would like to thank all athletes and technical officials that arrived in Kazan from all parts of the world and made everything possible to ensure that all competitions were held in compliance with the rules of the International Swimming Federation (FINA) and Fair Play. Here in Kazan, we all felt like we were at home due to a high quality of venues, extraordinary organisation and incredible hospitality. We will never forget these World Championships,

The ceremony wrapped up with a spectacular firework display. The festivities continued with an open air party featuring some popular DJ sets.