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The 2007 World Aquatics Championships or the XII FINA World Championships were held in Melbourne, Australia
Australia
from 17 March to 1 April 2007. The competition took place at three locations in central Melbourne: the Melbourne
Melbourne
Sports and Aquatic Centre (diving and water polo), St Kilda Beach (open water), and Rod Laver Arena
Rod Laver Arena
in a temporary pool christened the Susie O'Neill Pool (synchro and swimming). The total attendance for the championships was more than 215,000, setting a new record attendance for the event. A total of 2,158 athletes from 167 nations participated in the 2007 Worlds.[1]

Contents

1 Medals table 2 Competition

2.1 Swimming 2.2 Open water swimming 2.3 Synchronised swimming 2.4 Diving 2.5 Water polo

3 Bidding process 4 References

Medals table[edit]   Host nation

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total

1  United States 21 14 5 40

2  Russia 11 6 8 25

3  Australia 9 9 8 26

4  China 9 5 2 16

5  France 3 2 2 7

6  Germany 2 5 4 11

7  Poland 2 1 1 4

8  South Africa 2 0 1 3

9  Japan 1 4 8 13

10  Canada 1 3 1 5

11  Italy 1 2 6 9

12  Sweden 1 1 1 3

13  South Korea 1 0 1 2

13  Ukraine 1 0 1 2

15  Croatia 1 0 0 1

16  Spain 0 4 3 7

17  Netherlands 0 2 3 5

17 Great Britain 0 2 3 5

19  Zimbabwe 0 2 0 2

20  Hungary 0 1 1 2

21  Belarus 0 1 0 1

21   Switzerland 0 1 0 1

23  Austria 0 0 1 1

23  Denmark 0 0 1 1

23  Egypt 0 0 1 1

23  Greece 0 0 1 1

23  Venezuela 0 0 1 1

Total 66 65 64 195

Wikinews has related news: Tunisian swimmer Oussama Mellouli
Oussama Mellouli
stripped of championship for doping

At the end of the competition, the medals table contained an entry for Tunisia, with one gold and one silver medal, both won by Oussama Mellouli. However, on 11 September 2007, the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland
Switzerland
vacated these results imposing an 18-month competition ban on Mellouli, effective retroactively to 30 October 2006 for doping with amphetamine. Competition[edit] Swimming[edit] Main article: Swimming at the 2007 World Aquatics Championships The Swimming competition comprised various events using all four strokes (Freestyle, Butterfly, Breaststroke and Backstroke) for men and women ranging in distance from 50 m up to 1500 m. A total of 40 gold medals were available for the Championships. The swimming schedule took place over eight days during the second week of the Championships. The Swimming events were held at the 15,000 seat Rod Laver Arena
Rod Laver Arena
using a temporary pool. Open water swimming[edit] Main article: Open water swimming at the 2007 World Aquatics Championships The open water swimming competition saw men and women competing in events over 5 km, 10 km and 25 km distances. Events were held at St Kilda Beach. Synchronised swimming[edit] Main article: Synchronised swimming at the 2007 World Aquatics Championships The synchronised swimming competition featured a solo, a duet, and a team competition. There was also a combination routine, consisting of a mixture of the solo, duet and team routine. Events were held at the 15,000 seat Rod Laver Arena
Rod Laver Arena
using a temporary pool. Diving[edit] Main article: Diving at the 2007 World Aquatics Championships The diving competition saw athletes competing for 10 gold medals. Athletes contested the 1 m and 3 m Springboard events, as well as the 10 m Platform as individuals. There were 3 m and 10 m synchronised events for men and women competing as a team. Events were held at the indoor diving pool at the Melbourne
Melbourne
Sports and Aquatic Centre. Water polo[edit] Main articles: Water polo at the 2007 World Aquatics Championships – Men's tournament and Water polo at the 2007 World Aquatics Championships – Women's tournament The water polo competition featured 16 men’s and women’s teams. A round robin competition took place in four divisions, each with four teams, with the two highest placed teams moving through the medal rounds. The water polo was held at the 9,000 seat outdoor pool at the Melbourne
Melbourne
Sports and Aquatic Centre, which was constructed for the 2006 Commonwealth Games
2006 Commonwealth Games
swimming competition. The water polo competition also served as the qualifying tournament for the 2008 Olympic Games
2008 Olympic Games
in Beijing. Bidding process[edit] Melbourne
Melbourne
was awarded the right to host the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships by the FINA Bureau in Barcelona, Spain
Spain
on 12 July 2003. Melbourne's bid defeated the bid by Dubai, UAE by a vote of 15 to 6. References[edit]

^ PR52 - 13th FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - Record of participation in Rome (ITA)[permanent dead link], published by FINA on 2009-07-07, retrieved 9 July 2009. Archived 23 July 2009.

Melbourne
Melbourne
2007 official website Swim Rankings results Results (from Omega Timing): Diving, Open Water, Swimming, Synchro, and Water Polo.

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FINA World Aquatics Championships

Editions

Belgrade 1973 Cali 1975 West Berlin 1978 Guayaquil 1982 Madrid 1986 Perth 1991 Rome 1994 Perth 1998 Fukuoka 2001 Barcelona 2003 Montreal 2005 Melbourne
Melbourne
2007 Rome 2009 Shanghai 2011 Barcelona 2013 Kazan 2015 Budapest 2017 Gwangju 2019 Fukuoka 2021 Doha 2023

Disciplines

Diving

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High diving

1973 1975 1978 1982 1986 1991 1994 1998 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015 2017

Open water swimming

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Swimming

1973 1975 1978 1982 1986 1991 1994 1998 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015 2017

Synchronised swimming

1973 1975 1978 1982 1986 1991 1994 1998 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015 2017

Water polo

1973 1975 1978 1982 1986 1991 1994 1998 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015 2017

Medalists

Diving High diving Open water swimming Swimming (men) Swimming (women) Synchronised s

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