Seven to show swimming world championships live
31 July 2015
SWIMMING: The Australian Dolphins Swim Team with superstar Grant Hackett, two defending world champions Cate Campbell and Christian Sprenger, and a host of top-ranked swimmers including Bronte Campbell and Emily Seebohm arrive in Kazan, Russia tomorrow ahead of the 2015 FINA World Championships starting this Sunday.
Hackett will be on a remarkable comeback at the age of 34 in his sixth World Championships and first Australian team in six years. He will be an integral part of the 4 x 200m freestyle relay.
Cate Campbell will be aiming for back-to-back 100m freestyle world titles just six months after shoulder surgery and will need to hold off younger sister Bronte.
Australian backstroke ace Seebohm will be overcoming a dislocated kneecap in her search for two individual world titles. She holds the best time in 2015 for the 100m and 200m backstroke, so is on track to perform well.
On the road to the Rio Olympics, Australia will also be unearthing a number of new superstars including Daniel Smith who will swim alongside Hackett in the 4 x 200m freestyle relay.
Seven’s broadcast will be hosted by Basil Zempilas with expert commentary from Olympic gold medalist Giaan Rooney and poolside interviewer Nathan Templeton.
All of the action from Kazan, Russia will be live and free on 7TWO and 7swimming.com.au
TV Broadcast times:
Sunday August 2 – Monday August 10
FINA World Swimming Championships
Heats each day - 4.30pm AEST LIVE on 7TWO
Finals each day - 12.30am AEST LIVE on 7TWO
Replays of finals each afternoon from 2pm AEST or 2.30pm AEST on 7TWO on weekdays and midday on weekends.
For the full event schedule see FINA's schedule.