World Aquatics Unveils Medals For 2023 World Championships In Fukuoka

With 50 days until the start of the 2023 World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, the medals for the event have been unveiled.

The medals at the World Championships take on a bit of a unique look at each edition, reflecting the culture of the host country.

This year’s medals capture Japanese culture with a modern, elegant design that features water ripples on one side and a clean look on the other:


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The event is being organized under the slogan “Water Meets Future,” with the goal of taking “aim to create the future of aquatic sports through innovative technology, and also create a future for the region by connecting various people.”

The 2023 World Aquatics Championships will run from July 14-30, 2023, with 75 medal events to be contested across six aquatic sports over 17 days of competition.

The event will mark the second time the city of Fukuoka will host the World Aquatics Championships, having first done so in 2001.

Check out the medals from that event 22 years ago:

You can find a full event schedule for the 2023 World Aquatics Championships here.

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2 days ago

The mascots are sooo Japanese 🙂

Merrill Lynmon Roe
2 days ago


What wrecks the design are the three (overly) simplified swimmers on the front. Each swimmer is represented by an inverted “V” with a small dot underneath. This design looks like it was created in the 1980s.

FINA has been doing a nice job of reinventing itself as “World Aquatics.” Time to say goodbye to some of its older design elements. My 2 cents.

Reply to  Merrill Lynmon Roe
2 days ago

Yeah, I dont get it, and Japan is a home of great graphic design….but they got the mascots right!

Last edited 2 days ago by Torchbearer
Ob man
Reply to  Merrill Lynmon Roe
2 days ago

They’re cool because synchro, water polo, swimming all work for that logo

2 days ago

Super dope

2 days ago


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James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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