International Swimming Federation unveils medals from Fukuoka World Championships

FINA has unveiled the medals for the World Aquatics Championships to be held in Fukuoka, Japan, in July.

On its official website on 26 July, FINA announced the design of the gold, silver and bronze medals for the World Championships to mark the opening D-50 of the competition.

The unveiled medals will feature wavy patterns to reflect the Games’ theme of “Water Meets the Future”. “It expresses the Japanese aesthetic of being elegant, progressive and keeping up with the times,” said the World Aquatics Federation.안전놀이터

The World Championships, which return to Fukuoka City for the first time in 22 years since 2001, will be held from 14-30 July with 75 gold medals up for grabs in six events: management, artistic swimming, open water swimming, diving, high diving and water polo.

South Korea will be led by standout Hwang Sun-woo (Gangwon Provincial Office), who will be aiming for a second consecutive medal haul.

At last year’s edition in Budapest, Hungary, Hwang won silver in the men’s 200m freestyle with a time of 1:44.47. It was the first time in 11 years that South Korea had won a medal at a world championships since Park Tae-hwan won gold in the men’s 400m freestyle in Shanghai in 2011.

Meanwhile, the World Swimming Federation said it will move its headquarters from Lausanne, Switzerland, to Budapest.

FINA President Hussein Almusalam travelled to Budapest and met with Hungarian Prime Minister Orban Viktor and signed a working agreement pledging further co-operation on the move.