FINA Short Course World Championships 2016 odds
In December 2016 Windsor will welcome 1,000 of the world’s best swimmers from more than 170 countries as they compete for World Championship glory in the 13th edition of the FINA World Swimming Championships 25m.
More than 30,000 spectators are expected to watch the world’s best swimmers compete for 46 gold medals over 6 days of competition in a temporary world championship pool to be constructed within the WFCU Arena. As the first time ever to be hosted in Canada, this international event will showcase Windsor on the global stage. Known for our powerful and dynamic manufacturing sector, Windsor is the perfect backdrop for this world-class display of performance, strength and dedication. With every stroke in the water, the character of our city will be reflected, providing an exciting opportunity for everyone to feel the power!
The championships will be a chance for Windsor to showcase they are a “sports tourism destination.” Some Canadian Olympic athletes to look for in Windsor include LaSalle’s Kylie Masse, Victoria, B.C.’s Ryan Cochrane, Vancouver’s Emily Overholt and olympic backstroke bronze medallists Katrine Savard from Quebec.
The World Championships provides athletes with one of their first international race opportunities as the Tokyo 2020 cycle begins.
Britain’s swimmers will look to bring an impressive year to a close when they compete for the right to be crowned World Champion (25m). A Team of 16, including Rio Olympic medallists Stephen Milne and Dan Wallace, will compete at the FINA World Championships (25m). Stephen Milne is returning to international action as his 2016 draws to a close but he is hoping to start his new season with some strong performances.
Four swimmers from Italy’s Olympic team in Rio have been pre-selected to go to Canada due to their success in Rio. Gregorio Paltrinieri earned the only gold medal for Italy with a dynamic win in the 1500-meter freestyle (14:34.57). Fellow distance star Gabrielle Detti garnered two bronze medals from the 400-meter (3:43.49)and 1500-meter (14:40.86) freestyles, while World Record holder Federica Pellegrini just missed out on the podium with a fourth place finish in the 200-meter freestyle (1:55.18). Luca Dotto will join as the fourth pre-selected athlete.
The Danish Swimming Union announced that Nick Juba will not return as head coach for Denmark upon the expiration of his contract at the end of the year. The upcoming FINA Short Course World Championships in Windsor, Canada will serve as Juba’s last meet at the helm of Danish swimming so Dannish swimmers are expected to make a good impresion.
Graham Hill will lead the South African team as head coach with the assistance of Emile de Bruin, Wayne Riddin, and Peter Williams. Joining the staff as Team Manager will be Melanie Wagner, while Ziada Jardine will serve as the Team Physio.
It’s become abundantly clear how little short course meters competition means to many of the world’s top swimmers. Athletes like Peaty are declining invitations to compete at the Short Course World Championships—and surely, there will be more. American swimmers grow up not caring about short course meters. Many other elite athletes from around the world come to share those sentiments when the focus becomes all Olympics, all the time, and the grind of long course training does not allow breaks for distractions like the World Cup.
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