World Aquatics Swimming World Cup to Go to Asia for 2024 Swing
The World Aquatics Swimming World Cup will confine itself to Asian venues for the 2024 season, all to be held within the fall following the Paris Olympics.
The three-city tour will embrace meets in Shanghai, China; Incheon, South Korea; and Singapore in late October and November subsequent 12 months. The occasions will function qualifiers for the 2024 World Brief-Course Championships, to be held in Budapest on dates in December which can be nonetheless to be introduced.
The 2024 World Cup will happen in:
- Shanghai, Oct. 18-20
- Incheon, Oct. 24-26
- Singapore, Oct. 31-Nov. 2
Shanghai has been a frequent cease for World Aquatics/FINA via the years. It’s hosted the World Cup 5 occasions along with the 2006 World Brief Course Championships and the 2011 World Championships. It additionally gives Chinese language audiences an up-close have a look at an ascendant era of Chinese language stars, together with triple Worlds gold medalist Qin Haiyang.
“I had my thoughts set on profitable races and setting World Cup Data,” Qin stated in a press launch. “I gained better expertise racing by racing on the Swimming World Cup. I’m happy with my time on the tour and the occasions I posted within the pool. I’ll be again.”
“With rising Chinese language skills throughout the strokes, having the Swimming World Cup come again to Shanghai won’t solely enable our athletes to chase prime performances in entrance of packed arenas of passionate followers, however they may even assist encourage the upcoming generations of swimmers,” China Swimming Federation President Zhou Jihong stated. “We couldn’t be extra happy to offer athletes like Qin Haiyang, Zhang Yufei, Pan Zhanle and all of the worldwide swimmers the possibility to compete in Shanghai. It’s going to be a phenomenal occasion.”
Incheon has most just lately hosted the Asian Video games in 2014, whereas FINA introduced its 2019 World Champions to Gwangju.
Singapore has hosted 13 World Cup occasions since 2007. It is going to host the World Championships in 2025.
“With our World Cups, we’re at all times on the lookout for the precise variety of skilled hosts whereas additionally bringing our sports activities occasions to new cities,” World Aquatics president Husain Al Musallam stated. “Whereas Incheon is a first-time World Aquatics host, Korea has demonstrated excellence in delivering a prime expertise in main sports activities occasions.”