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Rules and Regulation

BL 9.11 Scores and awards at the FINA World Championships & FINA World Swimming Championships

In all FINA World Championships points and awards are distributed as follows:

BL 9.11.1 Swimming
Medals: Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals shall be awarded to the first three places in individual and relay final competitions. In swimming relays when preliminaries are swum, medals shall be awarded to those swimmers who have participated in the heats and/or the final.

In Swimming, in case of equal times, medals shall be awarded as follows:
1st place: 2 Gold – no Silver, 1 Bronze
2nd place: 1 Gold, 2 Silver – no Bronze
3rd place: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze

In case of 3 equal times medals shall be awarded as follows:
1st place: 3 Gold – no Silver, no Bronze
2nd place: 1 Gold, 3 Silver – no Bronze
3rd place: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 3 Bronze

Diplomas: Using 8 lanes in Swimming diplomas shall be awarded to all eight finalists in individual events and to the first eight finalists in relay competitions. In swimming relays when preliminaries are swum, diplomas shall be awarded to those swimmers who have participated in the heats and/or the final.
Trophies:
- FINA Team Trophy for the top scoring team based on the following points:

Individual using 8 lanes:
Places 1 – 16: 18, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 points
Relays using 8 lanes:
Places 1 – 8: 36, 32, 30, 28, 26, 24, 22, 20 points.

- FINA Individual Trophies for the top scoring male and female based upon the following points:
First Place 5 points
Second Place 3 points
Third Place 2 points
Fourth Place 1 point
Individual World Record 2 points for each record broken

If there is a tie, the FINA Points Table shall be used and a decision made by the Swimming Commission.

BL 9.11.2 Open Water Swimming
Medals: Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals shall be awarded to the first three places in each individual and team events.

Diplomas: Diplomas shall be awarded to all eight finalists in each individual events and to the first eight finalists in team events.
Trophy: A special FINA Team Trophy shall be given based upon the following points added from the three individual events (5, 10 and 25 km) and mixed team events.
18 (1st place), 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 points

BL 9.11.3 Diving
Medals: Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals shall be awarded to the first three places in individual, synchronized and team events.
Diplomas: Diplomas shall be awarded to all eight finalists in each individual events and to the first six finalists in each synchronized and team events.
Trophies:
- FINA Team Trophy shall be given to the top scoring team based on the following points:
Individual diving events:
18-16-14-12-10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 points
Synchronised diving events (12 finalists):
27-24-21-18-15-12-9-7,5-6-4,5-3-1,5 points.
Team Event
27-24-21-18-15-12-9-7,5-6-4,5-3-1,5 points

BL 9.11.4 High Diving
Medals: Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals shall be awarded to the first three ranked athletes in each event.
Diplomas: Diplomas shall be awarded to first eight finalists in each event.
BL 9.11.5 Water Polo
Medals: Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals shall be awarded to all the players of the first three teams.
Diplomas: Diplomas shall be awarded to all the players of the first six teams.
Trophies: Trophy shall be given to the best scorer (Men and women) and goalkeeper (men and women) of the championships.

BL 9.11.6 Synchronised Swimming

Medals: Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals shall be awarded to first three athletes or teams in each individual, duet or team events.
Diplomas: Diplomas shall be awarded to the first eight finalists in solo and duet events and to the first six finalists in team and free combination events.
Trophy: Trophy shall be given to the best team of the championships based on the following points:
Solo, Technical Routine:
12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 points
Solo, Free Routine:
12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 points
Duet, Technical Routine:
18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7 points
Duet, Free Routine:
18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7 points
Team Technical Routine:
24, 22, 20, 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 points
Team Free Routine:
24, 22, 20, 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 points
Free Combination:
24, 22, 20, 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 points

BL 9.11.7 In case of a tie, the highest points shall be awarded to each competitor or relay team.

BL 9.11.8 Commemorative Medals:
Commemorative medals may be given to all those connected officially with the Championships.