At 5 p.m. on December 11, 2018, the first official press conference of the 14th FINA World Swimming Championship (25m) in Hangzhou was held smoothly in the press release hall. International Swimming Federation President Julio Magrioni, International Swimming Federation Executive Director Cornell Maculescu, World Tour (25m) Organizing Committee Director, China Swimming Association Chairman Zhou Jihong, World Tour (25m) Organizing Committee Deputy Secretary-General Jin Chenglong and China Swimming Team member, athlete representative Li Bingjie attended the press conference.
In his speech, FINA President Julio Magrioni thanked the Organizing Committee of the Hangzhou World Tour (25m) for its hard work and active cooperation in various preparatory work. He said that Hangzhou is an excellent host of the FINA grand competition. There are first-class venues, facilities and high-quality service guarantee, the professional spirit and dedication of the organizing committee, and the image of Hangzhou as a civilized, enthusiastic and hospitable host left a deep impression. He looked forward to the wonderful, successful and successful World Tour (25m).
Zhou Jihong, director of the Organizing Committee of the World Tour (25m) and chairman of the China Swimming Association, said that the Chinese swimming team had made full preparations for the tournament. He hoped that Chinese swimmers would make outstanding achievements and win glory for the country at home.