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Saturday, July 27, 2013
Martina Grimaldi, Angela Maurer Put Finish Touch On Open Water
Similar to a repeat of today's men's 25 km world championship where Thomas Lurz beat Brian Ryckeman by a mere 0.4 seconds, Grimaldi just touched out 38-year-old Maurer by 0.1 seconds.
Eva Fabian of the USA came in only 0.6 seconds behind for a classic ending to the open water swimming schedule in Barcelona.
During the 7 days of 7 races over 5 km to 25 km distances, every race came down to a sprint finish where the judges were greatly appreciative of the high-speed cameras that enable them to accurately determine who finished in what position. Without those cameras, no way could the human eye properly determine how to identify the finish places of these world-class swimmers.
1. Martina Grimaldi (ITA) 5:07:19.7
2. Angela Maurer (GER) 5:07:19.8
3. Eva Fabian (USA) 5:07:20.4
4. Alice Franco (ITA) 5:07:22.9
5. Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA) 5:07:23.4
6. Christine Jennings (USA) 5:07:32.3
7. Margarita Dominguez Cabezas (ESP) 5:11:55.5
8. Yumi Kida (JPN) 5:16:25.7
9. Lei Shan (CHN) 5:16:54.3
10. Alexandra Sokolova (RUS) 5:18:14.4
11. Yang Dandan (CHN) 5:19:13.7
12. Celia Barrot (FRA) 5:20:31.8
13. Paola Perez (VEN) 5:22:40.1
14. Silvie Rybarova (CZE) 5:22:42.4
15. Vicenia Navarro (VEN) 5:23:31.8
16. Nadine Williams (CAN) 5:42:17.9
Xeniya Romanchuk (KAZ) 5:43:40.5
Wasela Hussien (EGY) OTL
Svenja Theresa Zihsler (GER) DNF
Olga Beresnyeva (UKR) DNF
125 PICKOVA Barbora Pickova (CZE) DNF
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