This summer, the best swimmers in the world will come to Hungary. Between 18 June and 3 July 2022, Hungary will host the FINA World Cup. The venues include Budapest, Debrecen, Sopron and Szeged. Check out the detailed programme below!
This year, the participants of the FINA World Cup will compete in five sports. During the first week (18-25 June), the audience can see various competitions between the world’s best swimmers. Additionally, there will be artificial swimming numbers and group matches for water polo players. During the second week (26 June – 3 July), the audience can enjoy the diving and open-water swimming competitions, along with the straight knockout phase of the polo tournament. The preliminary rounds will start at 9 am every day, while the semi-finals and finals can be watched at 6 pm.
This year, the FINA World Cup will take place in four Hungarian cities, including Budapest, Debrecen, Sopron and Szeged.
In regard to the venues in the capital city, the swimming tournaments will take place in the Danube Arena, diving competitions in the Széchy Swimming Pool on Margaret Island, and water polo matches can be followed at the Alfréd Hajós National Swimming Stadium. Following that, the competition will continue in Debrecen, as well as in two brand new sports complexes built within the framework of the Modern Cities Program in Sopron and Szeged. In addition, the open-water swimmers are scheduled to compete at Lake Lupa, which made an excellent debut venue at last year’s European Championships – reported Programturizmus.
As the Hungarian news portal, M4 Sport reports,
watersport fans will have something exciting to look forward to during each day of the FINA World Cup
In addition to the men’s 400 individual medley, you can also watch the 4 × 100 men’s freestyle on the opening day of the FINA World Cup 2022. The Hungarian 4 × 100 men’s freestyle team had great success a few years ago. The European champion Szebasztián Szabó will have the chance to shine in the men’s 50 butterfly on the second day, followed by the women’s 200 medley final and the men’s 200 butterfly final. Latter is one of the most anticipated events, in which Kristóf Milák swam a cosmic world record at the last World Championships. On Tuesday 21 June, you can watch the women’s 200 butterfly, in which Boglárka Kapás is the defending champion. On Friday 24 June, Olympic silver medallist Milák will attempt another siege against his US rival Caeleb Dressel, who was the most successful swimmer at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, earning seven gold medals.
As the official webpage of FINA Budapest reports, the domestic team was committed to deliver the 2022 World Championships in record time, just within 4 months. As a result, the audience capacity will be reduced compared to the 2017 World Championships. In practice, this means that there will be a limited number of spectators on site. On the other hand, tens of thousands of tickets will be sold in several stages for one of the most popular and highest-profile events, the 8-day preliminaries and finals of the swimming competitions, as well as for the water polo matches. Therefore, you should not wait long to buy your tickets, which will be available from mid-May.
Source: programturizmus.hu, m4sport.hu, fina-budapest2022.com