On the heels of Australia’s Duel in the Pool having been cancelled, the nation’s Short Course Swimming Championships have also now been called off.
The SC World Champs are scheduled to take place at the Etihad Arena on Yas Island from December 16-21 of this year.
Abu Dhabi’s sparkling new 18,000 seat Etihad Arena on Yas Island will host the 2021 FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships.
The announcement comes after FINA previously postponed the FINA World Aquatics Championships from 2021 to 2022 to avoid an Olympic conflict.
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FINA has updated its bylaws to allow for the use of underwater video technology at the Olympic Games and World Championships.
FINA was consistent in running finals session lengths for the 2018 World Short Course Swimming Championships on almost exactly the same schedule as they did in 2016.
While Smoliga earned the most gold medals of any competitor, Team USA’s Kelsi Dahlia leaves Hangzhou with 9 medals total, 7 of which are gold.
Cesar Cielo hasn’t made up his mind on whether or not he’ll retire after competing in Hangzhou.
The USA men dropped almost a second off the course and American Records in the final men’s race of the 2018 FINA Short Course World Championships.
Madison Kennedy led off for the USA tonight as they broke an American Record from 2014 where Kennedy had also led off.
Caeleb Dressel and Vlad Morozov went 1-2 in the men’s 100 freestyle final, both nearly a full second faster than the winning time was in 2016.
Ilya Shymanovich broke his Belarusian Record in the men’s 50 breast to win the silver medal.
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