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The succeeding swimming world championships, arranged for summer 2021 in Japan, have been moved back until May 2022 following the adjournment of the Olympic Games, the sport’s governing body said on Monday.
The world championships were expected to be held in Fukuoka next year from July 16-August 1 but will in lieu will take place from May 13-29 in 2022, the international swimming federation (FINA) said in a statement.
“After liaising with the relevant stakeholders and receiving feedback from them, we have no doubt that the decision taken will provide the best possible conditions for all participants at the championships,” said FINA president Julio Maglione.
“At a time of unprecedented uncertainty, FINA hopes the announcement of these dates will allow for some clarity in planning for all concerned.”
The world aquatics championships also spotlight diving, open water swimming, synchronised swimming and water polo.
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