FINA World Championships 2019 in Gwangju, South Korea: The Competition Highlights So Far
With a few more days left to go in the FINA world championships, the action has been nothing short of riveting.
Competitors from around the globe descend on Gwangju, South Korea to showcase their prowess in the arena of aquatic sports. As usual, there has been no shortage of action or historic moments in the 18th world championships.
Whether your passion is competitive swimming, artistic swimming, or even water polo, there is undoubtedly something here to pique your interest!
Let’s take a look at what has been going on so far.
FINA World Championships – The Highlights
In terms of total medal count so far, China currently leads the pack with 29 individual medals, followed by the United States (26), Russia (25), and Australia (18).
China also leads in regards to gold medals with 16, followed by Russia (12), and the United States and Australia are tied for 3rd overall with 7 gold medals apiece.
In the realm of diving competition, English divers Tom Daley and Matty Lee secured an Olympic spot with a bronze medal in the 10m synchronized dive.
Aisen Chen and Yuan Cao of China took home gold with a total of 486.93 throughout their six dives. That was just ahead of Viktor Minibaev and Aleksandr Bonbar of Russia, who scored a total of 444.60 in six dives.
This is the sixth medal via the World Championships of Tom Daley’s career and sets him up to attend his fourth Olympic Summer Games.
Open Water Swimming
In the men’s 10km race, it all came down to Florian Wellbrock of Germany and Marc-Antoine Olivier in a photo finish.
Olivier took home the silver, while German Rob Muffels rounded out the podium with a bronze medal.
Swimming For All
There is nothing like the aura of the FINA World Championships. But that doesn’t mean you can’t create that atmosphere at your swim club, because you absolutely can.