FINA officials announced that the FINA World Aquatics Gala 2017 will be held in Sanya City, China on the 2nd December 2017 to pay tribute to the aquatic stars of the year.
To celebrate the greatest athletes in the world, in all FINA disciplines, diving, swimming, artistic swimming, water polo and open water and high diving will be awarded.
Cornel Marculescu, FINA Executive director SAID, “The gala provides the most prestigious moment in aquatics. A lot of talents, including Chinese talents will attend the Gala, such as Sun Yang and Ye Shiwen."
The next short course World Championships will be held in Hangzhou
The athletes will be selected with the points collected at the most important FINA events and according to the athletes' respective ranking. In swimming, world records points also count.