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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Thomas Lurz Is Male FINA Open Water Athlete Of The Year

FINA voted for its Athletes of the Year 2013 in its 6 FINA disciplines: open water swimming, pool swimming, water polo, synchronized swimming, diving and high diving.

Organised by the FINA Aquatics World Magazine, the selection was made by 674 voters coming from the FINA National Federations, FINA Committees, media, partners and experts in aquatic sports.

The results and achievements at the 15th FINA World Championships held in Barcelona largely dictated the outcome of the vote:

After being recognized by Swimming World Magazine and the World Open Water Swimming Association, world champion Thomas Lurz of Germany was selected as the FINA Open Water Swimming Male Athlete of the Year.

The 34-year-old world champion in 25 km and the 5 km Team Pursuit was also the 2013 silver medalist in the 10 km marathon swim and the bronze medalist in the 5 km as well as the 2013 FINA 10 km Marathon Swimming World Cup winner.

Lurz was joined as a FINA Athlete of the Year on the men's side by Ryan Lochte (USA) in pool swimming, Chong He (CHN) in diving, Orlando Duque (COL) in high diving, and Denes Varga (HUN) in water polo.

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