Swimming

QSA ready to host Third Round of 2021 FINA World Cup on Thursday

Qatar Swimming Association (QSA) is confident of hosting a successful event as Doha gears up to complete 10 years of hosting the FINA World Cup meets, the Qatari capital the third stop for the FINA Swimming World Cup 2021 will stage the competition from October 21 to 23 at the Hamad Aquatic Centre, Aspire Zone.

The tournament will witness the participation of some of the world's best swimmers, most notably South African Matthew Sates, American Tom Shields, Dutch Arno Kamenga, Australian Kyle Chalmers, Lithuanian Danas Rapses, Russian Vladimir Morozov, his compatriot Anton Chekhov, Australian Emma McKeon, South African Tatjana Schoenmaker, Dutchman Michael Kyria Hungarian Zsuzsanna Jakabos and Dutch Ranomi Kromowidjojo.

The Qatari team is represented in the tournament by 13 swimmers looking to appear in an honorable manner and achieve the greatest possible benefit from competing with the world champions.

The official press conference will be held on Wednesday to launch the Championship, in the presence of, President of QSA, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the tournament, Khalil Al Jaber and a number of officials from the International Federation and the participating swimmers.

The four-meet series started in Germany where Berlin hosted the first round from October 1 to 3, second round held in Budapest (HUN) from October 7 to 9, Doha will host the third round from October 21 to 23, the FINA World Cup 2021 will conclude in Kazan (RUS), which will host the fourth and final event from October 28 to 30.

All four stops of the 2021 World Cup will be competed in 25m-pools and are qualifying events for the postponed 15th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) to be held in Abu Dhabi (UAE) next December 2021.

The prize money for each round is $224,000, plus $556,000 for the top 10 swimmers based on the overall standings at the end of the four rounds.

It will be a special occasion for QSA FINAs long-time partner as Doha will achieve a new milestone in its rich history of hosting major swimming events. QSA first organized the World Cup in 2012 and since then it has been staging the meets of this event, except for the last year when COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the FINA calendar. 

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