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FINA STATEMENT

Following meetings in London this week involving the International Swimming League (ISL), FINA is pleased to correct a number of inaccuracies and to clarify its position in several key areas:

Press Releases 2018
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20Dec2018

Lausanne Swim Cup kicks-off in the Olympic Capital

Just days before the 2018 season comes to an end, the Lausanne Swim Cup officially got underway in the Olympic Capital for a two-day event, from December 20-12, which welcomes some of the world’s best swimmers as well as new comers in the sport.

Lausanne Natation Club President and Lausanne Swim Cup Organising Committee President Nicolas Balthasar welcomed the press and the local media who attended the press conference on December 19 at the Atlantis hotel in the north of Lausanne.

Family News 2018
Lausanne, Switzerland
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19Dec2018

Media facilities match top-notch 14th FINA World Swimming Championships

Start lists, rankings and coffee, everything was yet again put into place by the volunteers at the Media Center on the morning of the sixth and final day of the 14th World Swimming Championships - a home away from home for all the accredited journalists.

Plenty of touching and inspiring success stories have been written throughout the competition as a total of 32 seat desks provided print journalists with an ideal position to carry out their work.

World Swimming Championships (25m) 2018
Hangzhou, China
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19Dec2018

FINA pays tribute to the Best of 2018!

The best Aquatic athletes of 2018 across FINA’s disciplines were awarded tonight (December 16) in Hangzhou (CHN), as the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) came to an end earlier the same evening after six-day of thrilling pool action during which nine World Records were broken.

10 elite athletes (five men and five women), two teams, their respective coaches, two masters athletes and a media award were distributed during the inspiring fifth edition of the annual FINA World Aquatics Gala 2018 “Soirée des Etoiles”. 

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16Dec2018

Hangzhou, Day 6: “Grand finale” for team USA

USA clearly dominated the sixth and final day of the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Hangzhou (CHN), winning six gold medals out of the 10 finals at stake. In the three relays in the programme, the North Americans were the best with new Championships records, while in individual races they did the 1-2 in the women’s 200m breast and in the women’s 100m fly, with Caeleb Dressel also imposing his class in the men’s 100m free.

World Swimming Championships (25m) 2018
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16Dec2018

FINA President: “A true swimming festival in Hangzhou”

The curtains have closed on the 14th FINA World Championships in Hangzhou, China, after a six-day top-notch competition that gathered the world’s best short-course swimmers.

World Swimming Championships (25m) 2018
Hangzhou, China
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16Dec2018

A new wave of talent emerges at World Swimming Championships in Hangzhou

Swimming fans have been provided with a sweet taste of tremendous talent at the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships. With more than 960 athletes from around 180 national federations in competition, some young and incredibly talented swimmers could end up being the next big thing in the sport.

From improving on personal world junior records to breaking world records, the Millennial generation are knocking on the door, stepping into the limelight with brilliant races at the World Swimming Championships.

World Swimming Championships (25m) 2018
Hangzhou, China
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16Dec2018

Hangzhou, Day 5: Seven finals, seven countries with gold

The fifth day of the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), concluding this Sunday in Hangzhou (CHN), was the only one without World Records, but registered the best possible variety of winners, as the seven gold medals at stake were distributed among seven different countries. Russia and China got the gold in thrilling relays, Katinka Hosszu (HUN) earned her fourth gold in the competition, Nicholas Santos (BRA) beat Chad Le Clos in the men’s 50m fly, and Daiya Seto (JPN) got the fourth consecutive title in the 400m IM.

World Swimming Championships (25m) 2018
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15Dec2018

PR 107 - FINA awards Best Athletes of 2018

The world's best Aquatics athletes of the year were honoured tonight (Sunday December 16) at the fifth edition of the FINA World Aquatics Gala "Soirée des Etoiles", held in conjunction with the end of the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Hangzhou, China.

Press Releases 2018
Hangzhou, China
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15Dec2018

Hangzhou, Day 4: Titmus (AUS) excels and Russia collects gold

After winning the women’s 400m free in a new WR time, 18-year-old Ariarne Titmus (AUS) definitively became one of the revelations of the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), being held in Hangzhou (CHN). In the fourth day of competition, the young Australian was the sole individual swimmer establishing a new global mark, but two more WR were set in relay events (by USA and Brazil). Other highlights included the third gold for Hosszu, the second individual win for Kromowidjojo, and the brilliant Russian performances by Kolesnikov, Morozov and Rylov.

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14Dec2018

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