FINA Says “Everything is Perfect” in Budapest

FINA, the world governing body for 6 aquatic disciplines (swimming, open water swimming, diving, high diving, water polo, and synchronized swimming), has been pleased with the early impression of the 2017 World Aquatics Championships.

The event, which began on July 14th, has already given out 31 medals in diving, sycnhro, and open water competitions.

“The entire FINA Family is very happy and excited to be in Hungary for this great celebration of Aquatic sports. For the next 16 days, our best athletes will once more delight the thousands of spectators filling the venues and the many millions of TV viewers in the five continents,”FINA President Dr Julio C. Maglione remarked on the opening of the event. “They will confirm the appeal of our six disciplines and the strength of Aquatics.”

The performances will be amazing, and new stars will certainly appear at the highest level. In Kazan 2015, we had 6.8 billion cumulative TV viewers in the five continents, and we expect to do even better here in Budapest,” Executive Director Cornel Marculescu stated. SwimSwam has tried, but been unable to, confirm those numbers.

All-Sports Medals Table Through July 17th synchro events, with 2 diving awards still to come on Monday:

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China 3 3 0 6
2  Russia 3 2 0 5
3  France 2 0 0 2
4  Italy 1 1 3 5
5  Australia 1 0 0 1
6  Great Britain 0 1 1 2
 North Korea 0 1 1 2
8  Ecuador 0 1 0 1
 Spain 0 1 0 1
10  Ukraine 0 0 3 3
11  Brazil 0 0 1 1
 Malaysia 0 0 1 1
 United States 0 0 1 1
Total 10 10 11 31

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IMs for days
5 years ago

I’m very skeptical of that stat, the NBA play offs don’t get 6 billion cummalative views. Maybe 6.8 million?

5 years ago

Crap. I was part of the 10% of the planet that forgot to tune in to the last one.

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