World Aquatics announces competition schedule for World Aquatics Championships – Doha 2024

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Returning to Doha as a focal point for elite aquatic athletes and championship events, the city previously hosted the World Aquatic Swimming Championships (25m) in 2014, nine World Aquatic Swimming World Cup meets, four World Aquatic Open Water Swimming World Cups and a Diving World Series event in 2009. .

Following this pool and open water action in Doha, next year’s premier international aquatics event will be Qatar’s – and Middle East’s – first to host the World Aquatics Championships.

Image source: Brazil’s Ana Marcela Cunha celebrates winning the International 5km Open Water event at the Qatar Beach Stadium in Doha (Brian Lennon/Getty Images)

As aquatic giants look to add to their career highlights, not only will new faces emerge on the global stage, but 21St The edition of the World Aquatics Championships will serve as a major tournament for athletes and teams on the road to qualification. Paris 2024 Olympic Games. There are swimmers, divers, artistic swimmers, open water athletes and water polo players Olympic qualification opportunities Next February in Doha.

Following consultation with athletes, teams, broadcasters and other key stakeholders, World Aquatics and local event organizers Dates and times for 2 are locked1Th Edition The World Aquatic Championships Around 2,500 athletes from around 200 countries are expected to participate.

Image source: Japan’s Yukiko Inui competes at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest (Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Doha 2024 kicks off with artistic swimming and diving on the opening day on February 2 at the Aspire Dome and Hamad Aquatics Center respectively. Keep an eye on Japan Yukiko Inui on the first day of artistic swimming as she defends her world titles in the women’s individual technique from both the Budapest 2022 and Fukuoka 2023 Worlds.

Image source: Cassiel Russo during his golden Fukuoka performance in the men’s 10m platform final (Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Both diving and artistic swimming have a nine-day competition schedule that runs from February 2-10. For diving fans, the final event – the men’s 10m platform final – will be a must-see with Australia’s dynamic performer. Cassiel Rousseau Coming in as the reigning world champion of the event. Following feedback from coaches, athletes and fans, the diving synchronization events in Doha will move away from the preliminary round and go straight to the finals.

Image source: Florian Wellbrock and Leonie Beck pose on the podium with their gold medals in the open water 5km race at the World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka (Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Open water swimming begins at Doha Harbor from February 3-8, with a women’s 10km event. of Germany Leonie Beck And Florian Wellbrock ran the table in individual open water events at Fukuoka Worlds, but in the medley 4x1500m relay, it was Gregorio Paltrinieri anchored the Italians to victory.

Image source: Hungary and Spain – the last two World Aquatics Championship teams in men’s water polo – battle it out in Japan (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The preliminary rounds of the women’s and men’s water polo tournament begin on February 4 and 5 respectively at the Aspire Dome. On alternating playing days, the women’s gold medal game will be played in the evening on February 16, while the men’s gold medal game will be played a night later. The Netherlands arrive as women’s water polo champions in Doha 2024, while Hungary won the men’s event in Fukuoka, their fourth world title in men’s water polo.

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Beginning on Day 10 (February 11), swimming continues in its usual venue anchoring the second half of the World Aquatics Championships until February 18, with six individual events and the finals in the men’s and women’s 4x100m medley relays. Championship night. The venue will be in line to make history as swimmers set 10 world records at the World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, held at the Aspire Dome.

Image source: Ifland in the air at his first World Aquatic Championships in Budapest (Clive Ross/Getty Images)

The high divers will perform their incredible acrobatics from heights of 20m and 27m in the Doha port area. With a shorter three-day competition schedule, the high divers will compete from February 12-14. Be sure to catch the final two dives of Australia’s women’s competition on February 13 Rhiannon Ifland He won his fourth consecutive world title in high diving in Doha.

Image source: Bright fireworks burst in Doha, Qatar. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

World Aquatics President Hussain Al-Musallam expressed his excitement for the upcoming World Aquatics Championships and noted that the announcement of the competition schedule is an important milestone that brings certainty to athletes and countries.

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“We are delighted to confirm the competition schedule for the World Aquatic Championships – Doha 2024. Announcing this is an important step in organizing a showcase event for our athletes. Working with local organizers, we set the stage for our athletes to perform at their highest level and inspire the next generation of aquatic athletes.

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