As World Records are broken at the 19th FINA World Championships Budapest 2022, NFTs will be minted on the blockchain to commemorate the athletes’ historic achievements.
The International Swimming Federation (FINA) revealed that it would award personalized NFTs to athletes who break individual world records at the future competition in Budapest, Hungary, plus a $50,000 prize.
Collaborating with Budapest-based digital artist Krizbo, FINA will award athletes with a personalised NFT capturing their record-breaking moment at the 19th FINA World Championships. For each new individual World Record, Krizbo will create a digital illustration to transform individual world record moments into unique digital trophies for the athlete. The digital art will be minted as an NFT and then transferred to the athlete on a special ledger.
All athletes who set new individual world records in Budapest will be invited to attend a special awards ceremony on 25 June at the Duna Arena where they will receive their NFT trophies.
Source: FINA official newsletter