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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Will Youth Or Age Be Served In Rio?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

The average age of the first 10 female qualifiers for the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games is 25.9 years.

Will American Haley Anderson turn silver to gold in 2016? Will Hungary Éva Risztov defend her gold? Will the Brazilian champions, Ana Marcela Cunha or Poliana Okimoto, win?

Stay tuned for the 10 km marathon swim to be contested in Copacabana Beach on August 15th (for women) and 16th (for men).

There are two women who are in their thirties: Poliana Okimoto [shown above] and Éva Risztov...cagey veterans who have as much possibilities and probabilities of earning a gold medal as their younger rivals.

Top 10 Female Qualifiers, World Championship Time, and Age at Rio Olympics:
1 Aurélie Muller (FRA) 1:58:04.3 [26 years old]
2 Sharon van Rouwendaal (NED) 1:58:06.7 [22 years old]
3 Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA) 1:58:26.5 [24 years old]
4 Rachele Bruni (ITA) 1:58:27.9 [25 years old]
5 Anastasiia Krapivina (RUS) 1:58:28.6 [22 years old]
6 Poliana Okimoto Cintra (BRA) 1:58:28.8 [33 years old]
7 Isabelle Härle (GER) 1:58:30.0 [28 years old]
8 Kalliopi Araouzou (GRE) 1:58:30.6 [25 years old]
9 Haley Anderson (USA) 1:58:35.9 [24 years old]
10 Éva Risztov (HUN) 1:58:36.4 [30 years old]

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