World Aquatics Championships 2019i

The 18th FINA World Championships are held in Gwangju, South Korea from 12 to 28 July. A total of 194 nations will compete at the championships in 78 medal events across six disciplines. Hong Kong's best medal hope is swimmer Siobahn Haughey.

  • Hong Kong’s double Olympic silver medallist expected to race in Budapest next week, where she is a favourite to win world titles
  • ‘We still have to wait until the last minute before we make the decision,’ coach Chen Jianhong says, sounding note of caution

Teen swimmer Chloe Cheng has been compared to the double Olympic silver medallist after breaking Haughey’s 400IM Hong Kong record. The 17-year-old is part of the Hong Kong squad who will compete in the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest.

Decorated swimmer back in business as Leisure and Cultural Services Department reopens 33 public pools, while Hong Kong junior team members suffer physical and psychological problems during the hiatus.


Organisers will take all precautionary measures, mirroring domestic football matches to ensure swimmers and officials are safe from the coronavirus

Among the injured were athletes from the US, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Italy and Brazil. Those killed were both South Korean. They were hit by an upper deck area that collapsed.