Windsor 2016

The Championships in 10 clicks

December 05th, 2016

Fast

Florent Manaudou (FRA) swam the fastest race in the history of the Championships: 50m free in 20.26 in Doha (QAT, 2014)

Surprise

One of the strongest images in the history of the Championships: the triumph of Alia Atkinson (JAM) in the 100m breast in 2014 in a WR time of 1:02.36

Records

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Number of WR established by Katinka Hosszu (HUN) in 2014: 100m back, 200m back, 100m IM and 200m IM

Maxi Gold

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Brooke Hanson (AUS) is the only woman so far with six gold medals in a single edition of the Championships: in 2004, she won the 50m, 100m and 200m breast, 100m and 200m IM, and the 4x100m medley

Superlative

Doha 2014 was the edition of all superlatives: record of WR (23) and of participation (966 athletes from 168 countries)

Career

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Recently retired, Therese Alshammar (SWE) is one of the best athletes in the history of the Championships: over 13 years, she earned 17 medals, including 10 gold

Première

The team of Brazil was the first ever winner of the 4x50m mixed medley relay in FINA's history: it was in 2014, in a time of 1:37.26

Medals

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Ryan Lochte (USA) is the most successful swimmer in this competition: 38 medals, since its first participation in 2004

Exotic

The venue of the 2010 edition of the championships is definitively an "exotic" one: in the desert of Dubai (UAE), the Hamdan Aquatic Centre is nevertheless a superb facility

Exciting

Over six days, the Championships will feature 46 events, including 12 relays and 34 individual races. It is the first time Canada receives this competition, created in 1993