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Saturday, August 16, 2014
Inherent Risks In Open Water, Even With The Elite
Even the world's fastest and the most fit open water swimmers are proof that open water swimming carries unique risks in the aquatic world.
From Rendy Lynn Opdycke (USA) in a rowing basin at the 2005 FINA World Championships in Montreal to Karley Stutzel (Canada) in a rowing basin at the 2008 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim Qualification Race in Beijing [shown above] to Kate Brookes-Peterson (Australia) in the sea at the 2009 FINA World Championships in Rome to Antje Mahn (Germany) in a protected ed sea venue at the 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai, there have been several elite athletes who have had to be rescued and subsequently hospitalized due to a variety of conditions and situations in open water swimming competitions.
At the women's 10 km race at the 2014 European Championships, there was another scare with Polish swimmer Natalia Charlos who was rescued from the water by a fast-thinking lifeguard.
The results from the women 10 km race:
1. Sharon Van Rouwendaal (NED) 1:56:06.9
2. Eva Risztov (HUN) 1:56:08.0
3. Aurora Ponsele (ITA) 1:56:08.5
4. MULLER Aurelie (FRA) 1:56:09.2
5. OLASZ Anna (HUN) 1:56:10.7
6. Rachele Bruni (ITA) 1:56:11.9
7. Erika VIllaecija Garcia (ESP) 1:56:14.7
8. Kalliopi Araouzou (GRE) 1:56:16.1
9. Coralie Codevelle (FRA) 1:56:18.3
10. Martina Grimaldi (ITA) 1:56:21.9
11. Anastasiia Krapivina (RUS) 2:00:36.8
12. Elizaveta Gorshkova (RUS) 2:00:39.0
13. Angela Maurer (GER) 2:00:40.4
14. Finnia Wunram (GER) 2:00:41.2
15. Nikolett Szilagyi (HUN) 2:00:45.8
16. Angelica Andre (POR) 2:00:47.6
17. Svenja Zihsler (GER) 2:00:48.6
18. Maria Dominguez Cabezas (ESP) 2:00:53.1
19. Anastasia Azarova (RUS) 2:02:02.8
20. Luisa Maria Morales Gil (ESP) 2:02:52.8
21. Danielle Huskisson (GBR) 2:03:01.9
22. Karla Sitic (CRO) 2:03:03.4
23. Morgane Rothon (FRA) 2:03:53.7
24. Silvie Rybarova (CZE) 2:03:57.5
25. Kseniya Skrypel (UKR) 2:04:02.6
26. Lauren Walton (GBR) 2:04:55.6
27. Barbora Pickova (CZE) 2:06:55.4
28. Lenka Sterbova (CZE) 2:10:49.4
DNF Joanna Zachoszcz (POL)
DNF Natalia Charlos (POL)
Photo shows Karley Stutzel of Canada being rushed to the hospital after the Olympic 10K Marathon qualification swim in Beijing in June 2008.
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