Olympic winner Ferry Weertman added a globe championship 10km gold to his Rio 2016 open up-h2o title at Hungary’s Lake Balaton on Tuesday.
BUDAPEST: Olympic winner Ferry Weertman added a globe championship 10km gold to his Rio 2016 open up-h2o title at Hungary’s Lake Balaton on Tuesday.
American Jordan Wilimovsky, globe gold medallist in Kazan in 2015 but only fifth in Rio, took silver and France’s Marc-Antoine Olivier the bronze.
Olympic bronze medallist Olivier had received 5km gold on Saturday at the venue, some 130km south of Budapest.
Dutchman Weertman touched out after one hour 51 minutes and fifty eight.5 seconds in the h2o, earning the most of his lengthier achieve to defeat Wilimovsky by a mere tenth of a second in a 3-man dash for the complete.
The gold was a to start with for the Netherlands in the event given that it to start with featured at a globe championships in 2001.
Britain’s Jack Burnell, disqualified in Rio, concluded fourth and 1.5 seconds powering Olivier after getting second at the halfway stage. The major six swimmers all concluded inside 4 seconds of each and every other.
The women’s 5km event is on Wednesday with the key swimming programme in the Budapest pool beginning on Sunday.
(Reporting by Alan Baldwin in London, modifying by Neville Dalton)