The 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) Hangzhou 2018

200 Days Later, Watch the “Flying Fish” Competition of the Swimming Circle in Hangzhou; We find out who will attend…

This morning, the 200-day Countdown Launch Ceremony of the FINA World Swimming Championships 2018 is held in the Urban Balcony of Qianjiang New City. 3 countdown boards which are respectively located in the Urban Balcony, Xihu Hubin, and West Lake Cultural Plaza are started simultaneously.

This moment means that event preparation really enters a critical period.


The related responsible people of the Organizing Committee said: “It is not easy that Hangzhou holds the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) 2018.” In 2014, Hangzhou beat Lima (Peru) and Dubai (UAE) to win the hosting right. In 2015, Hangzhou set up the Organizing Committee specialized in event preparation work.

This 200-day- countdown launch ceremony activity announces that the “World Swimming -Championships” enters Hangzhou Time. Next, the Organizing Committee of the Championships will be on this basis, to comprehensively launch the work on event publicity and event operation & preparation. Since June, the Organizing Committee has fully accepted the registration work of member countries attending the Championships, and held the FINA partner seminar; in September, the temporary reconstruction & construction facility project will be completed; in October and November, the Organizing Committee will properly carry out event execution & preparation work, to greet the swimming athletes from all over the world.

This is the highest-level international single-event sports competition held by Hangzhou. At the scheduled time, the top swimming athletes from all over the world will gather in Hangzhou.

“China Swimming depends on Zhejiang, and Zhejiang Swimming relies on Hangzhou.” Many Olympic champions and world champions, such as Sun Yang, Ye Shiwen, Luo Xuejuan, Wu Peng, Yang Yu and Fu Yuanhui, are from Hangzhou.

People want to know if Sun Yang, Fu Yuanhui and other Zhejiang famous athletes attend the competition.

Deputy Director General Zhang Yadong of Zhejiang Sports Bureau said: “People are very concerned about this issue. But, I may give a clear answer. From the perspective of Zhejiang Sports Bureau, we will make great efforts to coordinate with the Swimming Management Center of the General Administration of Sport of China to set up a team so as to attend the World Swimming Championships. We will provide the athletes which are wanted by the national team. ”

Zhang Yadong stated: “At present, each team is proactively making preparations. Xu Guoyi, Li Xuegang and Zhu Zhigen are leading their respective team to accept the plateau training. The first event that they face is the Asian Games held in Djakarta in August. They will attend the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) after the Asian Games is over.”



World Swimming Champion Wu Peng

As the representative of famous athletes, Wu Peng with the -short-course swimming competition experience said: “The short-course swimming competition needs to pay more attention to starting & turn-back techniques. Xu Jiayu, Wang Shun and other Zhejiang athletes enjoy the related advantages, worth watching.”

World Swimming Champion Yang Yu

In addition, in order to further expand the influence of the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) 2018, between May 25 and June 15, the Organizing Committee will organize and launch the franchise collection activity of the event, including the collection content on two categories like authorized franchise product management and brand cooperation franchise products. Excellent enterprises which want to participate in the franchise work of the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) may download the franchise work guide via http://www.finahangzhou2018.com to know about details. The applicants with the specified qualification may submit and declare the application documents on franchisors of the World Swimming Championships to the Organizing Committee. The application documents will be submitted to the Organizing Committee in a written manner or via email. The Organizing Committee will organize the related experts to set up the review team, to carry out strict review for declared products and enterprises. According to the review results, the shortlisted applicants will sign the related license agreement with the Organizing Committee to carry out franchise authorization, and the related information will be disclosed to the society.

The countdown board regards “water drop” as appearance, and adopts the color called “blue for world swimming”. The height is 2.18 m, which implies the year of 2018; the maximum width is 1.4 m, which implies the 14th event; the used three-layer appearance is just like undulating water waves. Beside “water drop”, as the event mascot, Jelly takes the jellyfish as the creative element, and it is 0.9 m high, suitable for taking photos with children. The official Wechat QR code is printed on the countdown board. Scan the QR code to focus on the latest information and publicity videos of the World Swimming Championships.

The competition venue of the World Swimming Championships is located in the Tennis Center of Hangzhou Olympic and International Expo Center. Seen from the aerial photo, the venue of the Tennis Center is close to the “Lotus Bowl” of the Olympic and International Expo Center, just like the scaled-down version of the “Lotus Bowl”, therefore, it is courteously called the “Small Lotus” by citizens.

At present, the indoor decoration and installation of the “Small Lotus” is carried out in an orderly way, and the appearance is preliminarily shown after the “outer clothing” is put on. The debugging work of the rotation-type retractable roof has been completed. In the future, 8 “petals” on the roof will be opened and closed according to the weather conditions. This is firstly created in the world.


The 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) Hangzhou 2018

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