The world championships have been as a result of be held in Fukuoka subsequent yr from July 16-August 1. © FINA/Twitter
The subsequent swimming world championships, scheduled for summer season 2021 in Japan, have been pushed again till Might 2022 following the postponement of the Olympic Video games, the game’s governing physique mentioned Monday. The world championships have been as a result of be held in Fukuoka subsequent yr from July 16-August 1 however will as a substitute happen from Might 13-29 in 2022, the worldwide swimming federation (FINA) mentioned in an announcement. The 2020 Olympic Video games have been delayed by a yr as a result of coronavirus pandemic, and can now run from July 23-August eight in 2021.
“After liaising with the related stakeholders and receiving suggestions from them, we have now little doubt that the choice taken will present the absolute best situations for all members on the championships,” mentioned FINA president Julio Maglione.
“At a time of unprecedented uncertainty, FINA hopes the announcement of those dates will enable for some readability in planning for all involved.”
The world aquatics championships additionally function diving, open water swimming, synchronised swimming and water polo.