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Must-see photos from FINA World Championships

Water sports athletes from around the world make a splash in Russia.


August 5, 2015 | Latest Photo Prev Next
SwimmersSwimmersPhoto: Matthias Hangst / Getty Images
August 5, 2015 | Latest Photo

We all love swimming, but some athletes manage to raise the sport to a new level. As the 16th FINA World Championships wind down in Kazan, Russia, we celebrate the swimmers, divers, synchronized swimmers and water polo athletes who are providing thrilling competition. Here are some of our favorite scenes from the games, which end Aug. 9.

rainbow A diver looks like a superhero as he practices at the Kazanka River. (Photo: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

medley swimmingIsrael's Gal Nevo (from left), U.S. swimmer Chase Kalisz, Australia's Thomas Fraser-Holmes and Italy's Luca Marin compete in the heats of the men's 400m individual medley. (Photo: Francois Xavier Marit/AFP/Getty Images)

backstrokeWomen dive into the preliminary heats at the women's 50m backstroke event. (Photo: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images)

warm upJapan's Katsumi Nakamura warms up before the afternoon session. (Photo: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images)

swimmersSwimmers compete in men's 100m freestyle. (Photo: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

divingAnatolii Shabotenko of Ukraine competes in the men's 27m high diving final. (Photo: Clive Rose/Getty Images)

medleyChinese Wang Shun swims in the preliminary heats of the men's 200m individual medley. (Photo: Francois Xavier Marit/AFP/Getty Images)

Israeli swimmer rows through waterAnastasia Gloushkov Leventhal of Israel splashes through the pool during the Women's Solo Technical Synchronized Swimming Final. (Photo: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

high divingAndy Jones of the United States falls far in the men's 27m high diving final. (Photo: Clive Rose/Getty Images)

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