Aquatics

London wins bid to host 2016 European Swimming Championships

By Duncan Mackay

London 2012 Aquatics Centre in competition modeJuly 26 - London will host the 2016 European Swimming Championships and European Masters Championships in the Aquatics Centre used for last year's Olympics and Paralympics, it was announced today.

Olympic silver medallist powers Germany to victory in world open water team event

By James Crook

174526234July 25 - Olympic silver medallist Thomas Lurz was a pivotal cog for the German team in the 5km open water team event at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, as the experienced swimmer hauled his team home to take gold.

Mixed relays to be introduced at World Swimming Championships

By Duncan Mackay

Libby Lenton with Michael Phelps Melbourne 2007July 25 - Mixed relays, featuring two men and two women, are to be introduced at major swimming world championships, it was announced today by FINA.

Double Olympic champion Romashina bags hat-trick of synchro golds at World Aquatics Championships

By James Crook

174347422July 24 - Russia's Svetlana Romashina has secured her third synchronised swimming gold medal of the 2013 International Aquatics Federation (FINA) World Championships in Barcelona, impressing the judges with a Marilyn Monroe-inspired routine to take the solo free routine title.

Defending champion unhappy as Brazil take gold and silver in women's 10km open water at FINA World Championships

By James Crook

174278717July 23 - Brazilian pair Poliana Okimoto and Ana Marcela Cunha took gold and silver respectively in the women's 10 kilometre open water event at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona in a race described by Britain's defending champion Kerri-Anne Payne as "absolute carnage".

Gwangju Mayor apologises for "shameful" forgery scandal

By Emily Goddard

Kang Un-tae Gwangju mayorJuly 22 - Kang Un-tae, the Mayor of Gwangju, has apologised for the "shameful" forgery scandal that marred the South Korean city's awarding of the 2019 International Aquatics Federation (FINA) World Championships.

China's Chen secures fourth world 10m synchro title

By Emily Goddard

Chen RuolinJuly 22 - Chen Ruolin, China's four-time Olympic gold medallist, dived to her fourth successive world 10-metre synchro gold medal at the International Aquatics Federation (FINA) World Championships in Barcelona.

South Korean Government revokes financial support for 2019 FINA World Championships as "punishment" for forgery

By Emily Goddard

gwangju 2019July 21 - Gwangju's ability to host the 2019 International Aquatics Federation (FINA) World Championships has come into question after the South Korean central Government today revoked its promise of financial support for the event as "punishment" for a forged bid document.

German pair upset Chinese favourites to take diving gold at World Aquatics Championships

By Emily Goddard

Sascha Klein and Patrick HausdingJuly 21 - German duo Sascha Klein and Patrick Hausding won the men's 10-metre synchro diving title as they relegated Russians Victor Minibaev and Artem Chesakov, and China's Olympic champions Yuan Cao and Yanquan Zhang to second and third respectively at the International Aquatics Federation (FINA) World Championships in Barcelona today.
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