Twists and turns!Fina officially announced that the Fukuoka Swimming World Championships have been postponed until July 2023

2022-05-13 0 By

Beijing, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) –The 19th FINA World Swimming Championships in Fukuoka, Japan, has been postponed to July 14-30, 2023, while the 20th World Championships will be held in Doha, Qatar, in January 2024, finA announced on Monday.Fina was supposed to hold the Swimming World Championships in Fukuoka in May 2021, but the event has been postponed to May 13-29, 2022 due to the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics.However, since the beginning of 2022, the COVID-19 epidemic has spread again. In a helpless situation, FINA contacted the Japanese Organizing committee of Fukuoka on January 24 this year to inform them of the decision to postpone again.In order to ensure the best preparation period and best performance of the athletes, FINa, after extensive consultation with athletes, coaches and other parties, finally decided to fukuoka World Championships in July 2023, while doha World Championships originally scheduled to be held in November 2023 was postponed to January 2024.Fina president Hussein al-Musallam said: “FINA will continue to protect the interests of the athletes first and foremost and will take a decision as early as possible under the circumstances to provide the best certainty for the athletes and relevant parties.”Fina will soon announce the revised dates for the FINA Congress, the FINA Technical Congress and the 19th FINA World Masters Championship, as well as the updated international schedule for 2022.(Source: Xinhuanet client)