The Valley, Anguilla: The government of Anguilla has felt proud to announce Anguillan athlete Alexander Fleming Lake for entering the World Aquatics Championship – Fukuoka 2023.
As per the recent update shared by the government, Alexander Fleming Lake has been accepted to participate in the World Aquatics Championships – Fukuoka 2023, to be held in Fukuoka, Japan, in July 2023. Alexander will be representing Anguilla.
The authorities have praised the athlete for his outstanding performances at various stages – regional, national and international. Further, it also praised the Anguilla Swimming Association for its continuous hard work on the athlete.
“His participation is critical to Anguilla’s Swimming Association’s status to qualify for various levels of support, funding and assistance from World Aquatics to develop swimming in Anguilla,” the post by the government noted.
Once completed, this will be the 4th International Swimming event that Alexander Fleming Lake would have represented Anguilla in over 12 months, the update stated.
In conclusion, the government of Anguilla stated, “We extend a heartfelt thank you to Alexander Fleming Lake, the dedicated Swimming Association Board and all supporters for making this possible.”
About the 2023 World Aquatics Championships:
This year, the 20th edition of the World Aquatics Championship will be hosted in Fukuoka, Japan, which has been titled the ‘2023 World Aquatics Championship.” The game will be played between July 14 and 30, 2023.
It is believed that the championship was scheduled to be organised in the year 2021 but was postponed until May 2022 due to increasing cases of the COVID-19 pandemic across the world. The rescheduling was done in response to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Furthermore, the sporting event was again pushed forward, for the second time, to be held in 2023 because of the ongoing travel restrictions and safety measures in the host country – Japan. Reportedly, in its place, the 19th Championships were hosted in Budapest from June 18 to July 3, 2022.