FINA postpones 2022 World Championships held in Fukuoka due to COVID-19 – Sport
MOSCOW, January 24. /TASS/. The 2022 World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan have been postponed to 2023 due to COVID-19, the President of the Swimming Federation of Russia and member of the Bureau of the International Swimming Federation (FINA) Vladimir Salnikov has said. at TASS.
Originally, the world championships were scheduled to be held from July 16 to August 1, 2021. Due to the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics, the world aquatics championships were scheduled for May 13 to 29, 2022.
“The FINA office met on Friday and voted to postpone the World Championships to 2023 due to the pandemic and other issues related to the organization of the arrival and accommodation of participants in the “coronavirus environment. No alternative options for the World Championships were presented,” Salnikov said.
Salnikov explained that the exact dates for the World Championships in 2023 have yet to be determined. The world championship in 2023 was to be held in Doha. In 2025, the tournament will be held in Kazan.
At the World Aquatic Championships, contenders compete for medals in swimming, diving, high diving, water polo and synchronized swimming. The last world championship was held in 2019 in Gwangju, South Korea.