The 18th FINA World Championships will take place in Gwangju, South Korea, from 12-28 July. The 18th FINA World Aquatics Championships kick off a 17-day run in the southwestern city of Gwangju, Friday, a biennial meet of the world’s swimming and diving stars. Taking place at five different venues in Gwangju and nearby Yeosu, South Jeolla Province, through July 28, this year’s event is the largest ever, with 2,639 athletes from 194 countries participating.
15,000 athletes from 200 countries will be in the ‘City of Peace’ to compete in 6 aquatic sports for 76 world champion titles.
Global superstars of swimming, diving, artistic swimming, open water swimming and water polo will give us a good idea of who is going to make waves at Tokyo 2020.
High diving is the only non-Olympic aquatic discipline at the 2019 Aquatics World Championships.
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Three Razorbacks are set to compete for their countries on the other side of the world in the 18th FINA World Championships in Gwangju, Korea starting July 12 through July 28.
Divers Brooke Schultz and Maha Amer will compete in the diving competition with Amer up first on Friday when she will compete for her native Egypt. Amer will compete in three events during the competition with the 1-meter springboard starting her week. She and Schultz will then dive in the 3-meter springboard competition on Wednesday.
The swimmers take over the Championships beginning Sunday, July 21 with Anna Hopkin set to represent the Razorbacks and Great Britain. She is scheduled to swim the 100-meter freestyle on Thursday, July 25 and the 50-meter freestyle on Saturday, July 27.
The 18th FINA World Aquatics Championships bring together the world’s top talent in swimming, diving and other water sports for the 17-day sporting event.
Over 2,600 athletes from 194 countries will compete for 76 gold medals in six disciplines — swimming, diving, high diving, artistic swimming, open water swimming and water polo.
Here are some of the international athletes to watch out for.