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Women's WP, 2nd semifinal: Canada-Spain 10-12 (2-4, 2-3, 2-2, 4-3)

Women's WP, 1st semifinal: Russia-United States 9-14 (4-5, 1-6, 2-2, 2-1)

The winner of the mixed 4x100m medley relay: USA

DETTI Gabriele (ITA) won in men's 800m freestyle

PEATY Adam (GBR) won the final of men's 50m breaststroke

LE CLOS Chad (RSA) won the men's 200m butterfly final

PELLEGRINI Federica (ITA) won the title of women's 200m freestyle

Women's WP, for 5-8th place: Italy-Australia 18-17 (5-3, 2-3, 1-3, 3-2, 7-6) – o.p.

Women's WP, for 9th place: Netherlands-China 14-7 (2-2, 5-2, 2-1, 5-2)

Women's WP, for the 11th place: New Zealand-France 7-9 (1-0, 2-2, 1-5, 3-2)

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Budapest

17.3 ° 22 km/h
21.3 ° 18 km/h
23.3 ° 7 km/h
25.6 ° 8 km/h
28.2 ° 10 km/h
29.7 ° 17 km/h
30.6 ° 6 km/h


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Balatonfüred

18 ° 24 km/h
22.8 ° 6 km/h
25.2 ° 7 km/h
29.7 ° 9 km/h
32.3 ° 13 km/h
33.8 ° 18 km/h
34.4 ° 7 km/h

A water sport that requires the athlete to cover a distance in open water. The programme includes 5km team and men’s and women’s 5km, 10km and 25km races.

Competitions

Number of medal events: 7

Locations

Description

Form of competition

A water sport that requires the competitor to cover a distance in open water. The programme includes 5km team and men’s and women’s 5km, 10km and 25km races.

History of open water swimming

The beginning of the modern age of open water swimming is often considered to be May 3, 1810, when Lord Byron swam several miles to cross the Hellespont (now known as the Dardanelles) from Europe to Asia.

In the first edition of the modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896, the swimming competition was held in open water. The “real” discipline joined the Olympic programme in Beijing 2008 where the first 10km races were held under the name of Marathon Swimming.

 

FINA History

In 1991, open water swimming events were introduced to the programme of the World Championships, for a couple of years there were only the 25km events and then the shorter distances

were added, 5km in 1998 and 10km in 2001. Recently the FINA/HOSA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup circuit offers elite racing opportunities (and significant prize money) for the best open water competitors.

 

Number of events: 7

Equipment: starting pontoon, feeding station, judge boats

Gear: swimwear, goggles, cap

Place of the competition: Balatonfüred