Swimming’s world governing body FINA rescheduled the 2021 Fukuoka aquatics world championships to May 2022 to avoid a clash with the postponed Tokyo Olympics, Report says, citing the official website of the Federation.
The competition will take place on May 13-29.
“After liaising with the relevant stakeholders and receiving feedback from them, we do not doubt that the decision taken will provide the best possible conditions for all participants at the championships,” said FINA president Julio Maglione.
Lausanne-based FINA had to move the championships because the 2021 slot of July 16 to August 1 clashed with the new date for the Tokyo Games, which postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The switch after consultation with broadcasters, athletes, and national federations follows similar moves by athletics and soccer for the world championships in Oregon and women’s European soccer championship, respectively.
Notably, The Tokyo Olympics, scheduled for July 24-August 9 this year, has been postponed to 2021 due to a pandemic. The competition, which starts on July 23, next summer, will last until August 8.