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Aug 21, 2017

FINA chief Julio Maglione thanks Hungary for "fantastic" FINA World Championships

FINA chief Julio Maglione says that Budapest and Balatonfüred hosted “the best world aquatics championships of all time”

FINA chief Julio Maglione has thanked Hungary for the success of the FINA World Championships and Masters Championships held in Budapest.

Hungary was a “fantastic” host of both the FINA world aquatics championships and the masters championships held between July 14-30 and August 7-20 respectively, Maglione said.

He also said that Budapest and Balatonfüred hosted “the best world aquatics championships of all time”.

The championships are sure to have boosted the popularity of aquatic sports worldwide, Maglione added.

He thanked the Hungarian government, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, volunteers and Hungarian citizens “for the miracle they performed in the two years since Mexico withdrew from hosting the event."