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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Weber Wins Worlds

South Africa's Michelle Weber won the 5km World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships in convincing fashion on the first day of the inaugural event in Welland, Ontario, Canada yesterday over two young Germans Lena-Sophie Bermel and Patricia-Lucia Wartenberg.

The final results of the championships:

1 Michelle WEBER RSA 1:00:05.6
2 Lena-Sophie BERMEL Ger 1:00:08.0
3 Patricia-Lucia WARTENBERG Ger 1:00:27.0
4 Yan SIYU Chn 1:00:31.0
5 Giulia GABBRIELLESCHI Ita 1:00:31.3
6 Cao SHIYUE Chn 1:00:31.4
7 Alisia TETTAMANZI Ita 1:00:31.4
8 Lucinda CAMPBELL Gbr 1:00:32.6
9 Florbela CAVACO MACHADO Por 1:00:33.4
10 Carmen HERRADON MORENO Esp 1:00:33.9
11 Jessica ARNOLD USA 1:00:39.9
12 Daria KULIK Rus 1:00:47.9
13 Justine RHEAUME Can 1:01:10.5
14 Astrid Mercedes ITURBE FRANZIUS Ven 1:01:54.6
15 Anastasia NIKISHAEVA Rus 1:02:19.9
16 Tiffany POU Fra 1:02:44.4
17 Sasha-Lee NORDENGEN Rsa 1:03:08.0
18 Mayte Alejandra CANO FIGUEROA Mex 1:03:08.9
19 Yehudit EINI Isr 1:03:11.3
20 Ana Patricia BEAR COITES Mex 1:03:11.7
21 Fiona On Yi CHAN Hkg 1:03:16.8
22 Mariana SERRANO DE SOUZA Bra 1:03:18.9
23 Dominika BILAC Cro 1:03:30.3
24 Nicole MAIBON TABORDA RIBAS Bra 1:03:33.9
25 Regan KOLOGY USA 1:03:34.6
26 Dana AKL Egy 1:04:08.6
27 Kleidymar BENITEZ Ven 1:04:12.0
28 Leena STRUZINA Can 1:04:38.7
29 Areli Ruth DIAZ ARANGO Per 1:08:36.9
30 Mahina VALDIVIA Chi 1:11:20.9
31 Katarina BLANCO Chi 1:11:37.6
32 Xeniya ROMANCHUK Kaz 1:14:40.6
33 Nellya ABDRAKHMANOVA Kaz 1:15:41.1
34 Paula SILVA Y ROSAS COELHO Uru 1:16:29.1
35 Chelsea MOHAMMED Tri 1:23:05.9
36 Celeste CALCUT Tri 1:23:29.3
Wasela RATEB Egy DQ

Photo shows Michelle Weber at the Midmar Mile in her native South Africa.

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