The extraordinary World Aquatics Championship will be held in 2022

Beginnings will not take place in Japan, as originally planned, but in Hungary.

Postponed, but changed their minds: in 2022 an extraordinary world championship in water sports will be held
Luis Hansson (Sweden) at the 2021 World Cup. Photo: Global Look Press

In early February, the International Swimming Federation (FINA) announced that the 19th FINA 2022 World Championship in Fukuoka (Japan) would be postponed to 2023. But a week later everyone changed.

Initially, the departures were scheduled for May 13-29, 2022 in the Japanese city of Fukuoka.

However, due to the third consecutive year of the coronavirus pandemic and the emergence of new threats due to new strains, the organizing committee decided to postpone the competition until 2023.

Swimmers at the 2021 World Championships. Photo: Global Look Press

And the 2023 championship in Qatar, on the other hand, moved to 2024. But, according to the President of the All-Russian Swimming Federation, Vladimir Salnikov, there was a long break in the activities of swimmers and FINA decided to fill it with extraordinary competitions.

“A vacuum has been created in the competition of water sports athletes due to the postponement of the Fukuoka World Championship in 2023, in Japan very strict measures have been imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic. “There was a lot of consultation and Hungary came up with a proposal to host this year ‘s World Cup, which was backed by the bureau,” the official Match TV website quoted the official as saying.

Even the extraordinary event received the status of World Cup. And the tournament will take place from June 18 to July 3 in the Hungarian capital, which has hosted races of this level more than once.

Despite Japan retaining the right to host the major starts of 2022 to 2023.

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