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Team USA won in men's 4x100m medley relay

Team USA won in women's 4x100m medley relay

HOSSZÚ Katinka (HUN) won in women's 400m IM

LACOURT Camille (FRA) won in men's 50m backstroke

SJOSTROM Sarah (SWE) won in women's 50m freestyle

KALISZ Chase (USA) won in men's 400m IM

KING Lilly (USA) won in women's 50m breaststroke

Men's High diving results: 1. Steve Lo Bue (USA) 397.15 2. Michal Navratil (CZE) 390.90 3. Alessandro De Rose (ITA) 379.65

LEDECKY Katie (USA) won in women's 800m freestyle

SJOSTROM Sarah (SWE) just broke the World Record in women's 50m freestyle semi-final

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Balatonfüred

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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