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Friday, December 11, 2015

Christine Jennings And Chip Peterson Take Grid Race

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

At today's 1 km grid race in the King and Queen of the Sea (Rei e Rainha do Mar) on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, the American duo of Chip Peterson and Christine Jennings finished first in a time of 8:59.0 over an elite field.

Team USA was followed by Team Italy (Alice Franco + Matteo Furlan) in 9:02.0, Team South Africa (Michele Weber + Chad Ho) in 9:09.09, Team Brazil yellow (Poliana Okimoto + Allen do Carmo) in 9:09.56, Team Brazil green (Bettina Lorscheitter + Samuel de Bona) in 9:17.65, and Team Germany (Angela Maurer + Christian Reichert) in 9:23.41.

Today’s grid race was a mixed-gender, time trial qualification race where each of the teams started 30 seconds apart. The individual times of the individual swimmers were as follows:

Women's Split Times:
1. Poliana Okimoto 4:47.22
2. Bettini Lorscheitter 4:48.00
3. Christine Jennings 4:50.50
4. Alice Franco 4:52
5. Michele Weber 4:54
6. Angela Maurer 5:01

Men's Split Times:
1. Chip Peterson 4:08.50
2. Matteo Furlan 4:09.07
3. Chad Ho 4:15.07
4. Christian Reichert 4:22.09
5. Allan do Carmo 4:22.34
6. Samuel de Bona 4:29.65

Grid Time Trial Results:
1. Team USA (Christine Jennings + Chip Peterson) 8:59.0
2. Team Italy (Alice Franco + Matteo Furlan) 9:02.0
3. Team South Africa (Michele Weber + Chad Ho) 9:09.09
4. Team Brazil yellow (Poliana Okimoto + Allen do Carmo) 9:09.56
5. Team Brazil green (Bettina Lorscheitter + Samuel de Bona) 9:17.65
6. Team Germany (Angela Maurer + Christine Reichert) 9:23.41

Chip Peterson talks about the grid race below:

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