Worldwide, sport is still suffering in the aftermath of the pandemic. The latest wave of contagions that occurred in Japan at the beginning of the year led the city of Fukuoka to renounce its intention to organize this summer's World Swimming, open water, water polo, and diving championships.
After this resignation, the new president of FINA, Husain Al Musallam, moved with impressive speed to get an alternative venue to dispute this World Championship, and, Budapest was the chosen one, as it hosted this event in 2017.
But, the result of this has been the agglomeration of important top-level events in just 2 months, as between July and August the Commonwealth Games will be contested. As well as the Duel in the Pool, between the United States and Australia.
Now, the FINA World Aquatic Championships 2022 will be held in Budapest between June 17 and July 3, 2022, organized by FINA and the Hungarian Swimming Federation.
In this event, we will have several of the best athletes in the world in the disciplines of swimming, artistic swimming, diving, open water, and water polo. It should be noted that athletes from countries such as Russia and Belarus were excluded from this championship due to the well-known and prolonged Russian invasion of Ukraine.
How to watch the 2022 FINA World Championship Live TV Coverage
To watch and enjoy all the disciplines of this 2022 FINA World Championship, we invite you to access the following website www.eurovisionsports.tv.
This is the official website that will broadcast each event in the streaming format of this World Cup.
Important lack of athletes in the World Championship
As we mentioned, the agglomeration of these two important FINA events, together with the mental fatigue of the athletes after the long journey to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, has caused great exponents of swimming in different disciplines to not participate in this event.
For this reason, the Australian Emma McKeon, the great winner in Tokyo, along with her teammates Cate and Bronte Campbell decided not to participate in this event. Also the backstroker Emily Seebohm has decided not to travel to Budapest, as they all opt for a less stressful preparation that will allow them to reach the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
Another notable absence is Ariarne Titmus, who recently broke the world record in the 400m freestyle, and South African Olympic champion Tatjana Schoenmacker, who preferred to focus on the Commonwealth Games.
Great Britain's Adam Peaty will not participate due to injury and his teammate Duncan Scott will not join the championships due to health problems.
Important participants in the World Championship
On the other hand, the dominator of the 100m butterfly in recent years, Margaret McNeil, and the winner of the 100m freestyle in Rio 2016, Kyle Chalmers, will be present at this World Championship.
Who come with all their arsenal is the United States, in the hand of Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky in front of their team. Caeleb Dressel, entered in four individual events, can win up to seven medals in the relays. The most hard-fought may be the 50m and 100m butterfly against Brazilian veteran Nicolas Santos (42 years old) and Hungarian Kristof Milak, respectively.
In the women's category, double Olympic champion Kaylee McKeown takes the lead for Australia. The young Canadian Summer McIntosh may be her antagonist in the 400m. This 16-year-old swimmer is destined to be a star.