World Aquatics Championships

Sport Multiple sports
Competition Category World Championships
Years 1973—2024
Editions 21
Competitors 18215
Countries 216

From 2000 to 2010 World Open Water Swimming Championships have been held in years without World Aquatics Championships.

Editions

Edition Host City Country Held Events Competitors Countries
1973 World Aquatics Championships Beograd YUG 31 August – 9 September 1973 37 723 45
1975 World Aquatics Championships Cali COL 19 – 27 July 1975 37 673 38
1978 World Aquatics Championships West-Berlin GER 20 – 28 August 1978 37 784 48
1982 World Aquatics Championships Guayaquil ECU 29 July – 8 August 1982 37 825 52
1986 World Aquatics Championships Madrid ESP 13 – 23 August 1986 41 1106 62
1991 World Aquatics Championships Perth AUS 3 – 13 January 1991 54 1094 59
1994 World Aquatics Championships Roma ITA 1 – 11 September 1994 46 1345 99
1998 World Aquatics Championships Perth AUS 8 – 18 January 1998 53 1346 118
2001 World Aquatics Championships Fukuoka JPN 16 – 29 July 2001 61 1412 134
2003 World Aquatics Championships Barcelona ESP 12 – 27 July 2003 62 1947 157
2005 World Aquatics Championships Montréal CAN 16 – 31 July 2005 65 1767 144
2007 World Aquatics Championships Melbourne AUS 18 March – 1 April 2007 65 2103 167
2009 World Aquatics Championships Roma ITA 17 July – 2 August 2009 65 2436 173
2011 World Aquatics Championships Shanghai CHN 16 – 31 July 2011 66 2103 178
2013 World Aquatics Championships Barcelona ESP 19 July – 4 August 2013 68 2128 177
2015 World Aquatics Championships Kazan RUS 24 July – 9 August 2015 75 2364 184
2017 World Aquatics Championships Budapest HUN 14 – 30 July 2017 75 2256 178
2019 World Aquatics Championships Gwangju KOR 12 – 28 July 2019 76 2414 192
2022 World Aquatics Championships Budapest HUN 17 June – 3 July 2022 74 2029 180
2023 World Aquatics Championships Fukuoka JPN 14 – 30 July 2023 75 2321 192
2024 World Aquatics Championships Doha QAT 2 – 18 February 2024 75 2234 201

Medal table

Pos Country 🥇 Gold 🥈 Silver 🥉 Bronze Total
1 United States USA 304 248 190 742
2 China CHN 206 124 97 427
3 Australia AUS 119 128 91 338
4 Russia RUS 106 74 62 242
5 Germany GER 51 72 85 208
6 Italy ITA 51 62 77 190
7 East Germany GDR 51 44 27 122
8 Hungary HUN 43 34 35 112
9 Great Britain GBR 36 37 65 138
10 France FRA 33 37 34 104
11 Canada CAN 30 55 72 157
12 Netherlands NED 24 42 34 100
13 Sweden SWE 21 21 18 60
14 Japan JPN 20 49 79 148
15 Brazil BRA 17 15 19 51
16 Soviet Union URS 16 28 28 72
17 Spain ESP 14 43 34 91
18 Ukraine UKR 13 19 30 62
19 South Africa RSA 13 7 17 37
20 Poland POL 6 11 12 29
21 Greece GRE 5 7 9 21
22 Lithuania LTU 5 3 3 11
23 Romania ROU 5 2 8 15
24 Denmark DEN 4 9 8 21
25 Zimbabwe ZIM 4 5 0 9
26 Tunisia TUN 4 3 4 11
27 South Korea KOR 4 2 5 11
28 Serbia SRB 4 2 1 7
29 Croatia CRO 3 3 4 10
30 Finland FIN 3 2 2 7
31 Mexico MEX 2 13 19 34
32 New Zealand NZL 2 6 8 16
33 Belarus BLR 2 1 3 6
= Yugoslavia YUG 2 1 3 6
35 Portugal POR 2 1 1 4
36 Ireland IRL 2 0 0 2
37 Austria AUT 1 6 6 13
38 Switzerland SUI 1 6 2 9
39 North Korea PRK 1 3 2 6
40 Hong Kong HKG 1 2 1 4
= Norway NOR 1 2 1 4
42 Malaysia MAS 1 1 6 8
43 Bulgaria BUL 1 1 4 6
44 Belgium BEL 1 1 2 4
= Colombia COL 1 1 2 4
= Costa Rica CRC 1 1 2 4
= Serbia and Montenegro SCG 1 1 2 4
48 Kazakhstan KAZ 1 0 1 2
49 Suriname SUR 1 0 0 1
50 Slovakia SVK 0 3 2 5
51 Czech Republic CZE 0 3 0 3
52 Cuba CUB 0 1 1 2
= Czechoslovakia TCH 0 1 1 2
= Iceland ISL 0 1 1 2
= Jamaica JAM 0 1 1 2
56 Ecuador ECU 0 1 0 1
= Israel ISR 0 1 0 1
= Montenegro MNE 0 1 0 1
59 Egypt EGY 0 0 5 5
60 Argentina ARG 0 0 2 2
= Neutral Participant NEU 0 0 2 2
= Singapore SGP 0 0 2 2
63 Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH 0 0 1 1
= Puerto Rico PUR 0 0 1 1
= Trinidad and Tobago TTO 0 0 1 1
= Venezuela VEN 0 0 1 1