Editor’s Note: The 17 FINA (International Swimming Federation) World Championships take place from July 14-30 in Budapest, Hungary. The events can be watched live from the official website here and here.
BUDAPEST, Hungary — The 2017 World Aquatics Championships kicked off with a rollicking party in Budapest on July 14 as Ukraine’s finest aquatic athletes look to bring home some hardware this summer.
The biennial 17-day event will see 2,500 athletes from over 90 countries compete in 200 events in six water-based sports in the biggest aquatics gathering since last summer’s Rio Olympics. In addition to such Olympic staples as swimming, diving, and water polo, athletes will also compete in non-Olympic events such as high diving, open water Swimming and the new mixed duet event in synchronized swimming.