Who Won The 2022 FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)?
First held in 1993, the biennial short-course worlds were held in back-to-back years in 2022 for the first time since 1999/2000, when the event switched to an even-year format, and as a result of the Covid-19 impacted sports schedule. This was the first time Australia has ever hosted the championships - and awarded after the war-related disqualification of the original planned host Kazan Russia - which feature Olympic swimming distances in a 'short-course' pool of 25 meters in length (vs an Olympic-distance pool of 50 meters). Typically, swimmers use short-course racing as training and preparation for long-course.
In the end, Team USA topped the medal table with 17 gold and 36 overall, with host Team Australia second with 13 and 26. Ryan Murphy and Maggie Mac Neil were honored as 'Best Athletes' for the championships. 14 world records, 6 world junior records, and 23 championships records were set during the week, with 24 national teams earning at least one medal - including Cayman Islands, Trinidad & Tobago, Brazil, New Zealand, and Hong Kong.
Congrats to all the winners! A photo gallery recap of all the 2022 champions is below, and complete results can be found online at fina.org.