ANOC World Beach Games Bali 2023: Open Water Swimming Events
As the clock ticks down to the second edition of the ANOC World Beach Games, anticipation and excitement are building up for open water swimming and beach water polo enthusiasts. The event will be held in Bali, Indonesia, from August 5-12, 2023, and will feature eight days of thrilling action-packed sporting events.
The first edition of the games in 2019 was a resounding success, and the event has grown bigger and better for 2023, featuring several new sports, including beach water polo, air badminton, and surfing events. The beach water polo is a particular highlight for sports fans, joining the mix of competitive sports in Bali later this year.
The ANOC World Beach Games Bali 2023 has a unique qualification process that saw open water swimming athletes and water polo teams qualify for the event through the 19th FINA World Championships Budapest 2022. Florian Wellbrock from Germany and Brazil’s Ana Marcela Cunha won the open water swimming 5km, earning qualification pathways for their respective National Olympic Committees (NOCs) to Bali 2023.
“For the Men’s event, the athletes participating in the Open Water 5km race at the FINA World Championship in Budapest earned quotas for the NOCs of Germany, Italy, Ukraine, France, Hungary, Australia, United States of America, Greece, Colombia, Japan, China, Turkey, Brazil, Austria, Chinese Taipei, South Africa, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Angola, Czech Republic and Serbia.”
“For the Women’s event, the currently qualified NOCs are Brazil, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Australia, Netherlands, Japan, United States of America, Hungary, Hong Kong China, Israel, South Africa, Czech Republic, Turkey, China, Canada, Republic of Korea, Peru, New Zealand, Seychelles and Slovenia.”
Overall, the event will feature over 1,500 top-level athletes from more than 100 countries, with the stunning beaches and the Indian Ocean in Bali as the perfect setting.
200 days to go to the ANOC World Beach Games
The ANOC World Beach Games is a global multi-sport event created by ANOC and first hosted in Qatar in 2019. It is a young and inclusive event that combines the informality and vibrancy of the beach with elite sport to create highly attractive Games. It is the only global youth-centric festival of beach, water and action sports, created specifically for the benefit of the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and their athletes.
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