The Rome FINA World Championships, held between July 19 – August 2 2009, was the 13th held, and was be the second time that Rome had hosted the event. The first time Rome hosted the event was in 1994 (see all host cities).
Prior to the event, it was reported by FINA that there would be 2,700 athletes competing from 175 countries entered. This is up from the 2,158 athletes from 167 countries that competed in 2007. (See more about the 2007 event)
There were an unprecedented number of world records broken at these World Championship, in part to the use of swim suits. In total there were 43 world records broken.
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