World Aquatics Championships

Sport Multiple sports
Competition Category World Championships
Years 1973—2022
Editions 19
Competitors 16740
Countries 214

Between 2000 and 2010 World Open Water Swimming Championships have been held in years without World Aquatics Championships.

Editions

Year Host City Country Held Events Competitors Countries
1973 Beograd YUG 31 August – 9 September 1973 37 720 45
1975 Cali COL 19 – 27 July 1975 37 676 39
1978 West-Berlin GER 20 – 28 August 1978 37 785 48
1982 Guayaquil ECU 29 July – 8 August 1982 37 822 52
1986 Madrid ESP 13 – 23 August 1986 41 1107 62
1991 Perth AUS 3 – 13 January 1991 54 1096 59
1994 Roma ITA 1 – 11 September 1994 46 1346 99
1998 Perth AUS 8 – 18 January 1998 53 1346 119
2001 Fukuoka JPN 16 – 29 July 2001 61 1413 135
2003 Barcelona ESP 12 – 27 July 2003 62 1946 158
2005 Montréal CAN 16 – 31 July 2005 65 1766 144
2007 Melbourne AUS 18 March – 1 April 2007 65 2103 167
2009 Roma ITA 17 July – 2 August 2009 65 2438 173
2011 Shanghai CHN 16 – 31 July 2011 66 2104 178
2013 Barcelona ESP 19 July – 4 August 2013 68 2128 177
2015 Kazan RUS 24 July – 9 August 2015 75 2363 184
2017 Budapest HUN 14 – 30 July 2017 75 2256 177
2019 Gwangju KOR 12 – 28 July 2019 76 2413 192
2022 Budapest HUN 17 June – 3 July 2022 64 1709 179

Medal table

Pos Country 🥇 Gold 🥈 Silver 🥉 Bronze Total
1 United States USA 288 220 167 675
2 China CHN 159 108 80 347
3 Russia RUS 106 75 62 243
4 Australia AUS 97 106 80 283
5 East Germany GDR 51 44 27 122
6 Germany GER 46 70 79 195
7 Italy ITA 44 44 64 152
8 Hungary HUN 40 31 33 104
9 Great Britain GBR 30 27 51 108
10 France FRA 28 33 29 90
11 Canada CAN 25 50 61 136
12 Netherlands NED 18 36 32 86
13 Sweden SWE 17 20 17 54
14 Brazil BRA 17 15 17 49
15 Soviet Union URS 16 28 28 72
16 Japan JPN 12 43 71 126
17 South Africa RSA 12 6 16 34
18 Spain ESP 10 35 26 71
19 Ukraine UKR 10 12 27 49
20 Poland POL 6 10 9 25
21 Denmark DEN 4 8 8 20
22 Greece GRE 4 5 6 15
23 Zimbabwe ZIM 4 5 0 9
24 Serbia SRB 4 2 1 7
25 Romania ROU 4 1 7 12
26 Finland FIN 3 2 2 7
27 Croatia CRO 2 3 4 9
28 Tunisia TUN 2 2 4 8
29 Lithuania LTU 2 2 3 7
30 Belarus BLR 2 1 3 6
= Yugoslavia YUG 2 1 3 6
32 South Korea KOR 2 1 2 5
33 Mexico MEX 1 8 13 22
34 Switzerland SUI 1 5 1 7
35 Norway NOR 1 2 1 4
36 Malaysia MAS 1 1 6 8
37 Bulgaria BUL 1 1 4 6
38 Belgium BEL 1 1 2 4
= Costa Rica CRC 1 1 2 4
= North Korea PRK 1 1 2 4
= Serbia and Montenegro SCG 1 1 2 4
42 Colombia COL 1 0 0 1
= Suriname SUR 1 0 0 1
44 New Zealand NZL 0 5 6 11
45 Austria AUT 0 3 3 6
46 Slovakia SVK 0 3 2 5
47 Czech Republic CZE 0 3 0 3
48 Cuba CUB 0 1 1 2
= Czechoslovakia TCH 0 1 1 2
= Iceland ISL 0 1 1 2
= Jamaica JAM 0 1 1 2
52 Ecuador ECU 0 1 0 1
= Montenegro MNE 0 1 0 1
54 Egypt EGY 0 0 3 3
55 Argentina ARG 0 0 2 2
= Singapore SGP 0 0 2 2
57 Puerto Rico PUR 0 0 1 1
= Trinidad and Tobago TTO 0 0 1 1
= Venezuela VEN 0 0 1 1