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2016 WOWSA AWARDS
Vote in All Four CategoriesThe World Open Water Swimming Association is pleased to present the 2016 WOWSA Award Nominees.
The nominees are presented in the following four categories:
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Daunting Double, Taxing Triple At The Rio Olympics
Two swimmers are going to swim more than anyone else in Rio at the 2016 Olympic Games: Oussama Mellouli (TUN) and Jordan Wilimovsky (USA).
Sawrymowicz, Mellouli and Wilimovsky are entered in the 1500m and the 10 km marathon swim. They are all capable of qualifying in the 1500m race; and so may swim a total of 13,000 meters in Rio.
Mellouli is seeded with a 15:13.87 in the 1500m, and Wilimovsky is seeded with a 14:49.19.
They are scheduled to swim the preliminary heats of the 1500m on August 12th, the final heat of the 1500m on August 13th, and the 10 km race on August 16th.
On the women's side, Eva Risztov (HUN) and Sharon van Rouwendaal (NED) are swimming both the women's 800m freestyle in the pool and the 10 km marathon swim in the ocean. But Rouwendaal is also competing in the 400m freestyle and so has the potential to swim a total of 12,400 meters (400 + 400 + 800 + 800 + 10,000).
Rouwendaal is scheduled to race the preliminary heats and finals of the 400m on August 7th (with a seeded time of 4:03.02), the preliminary heat of the 800m on August 11th (with a seeded time of 8:24.12), the finals of the 800m on August 12th, and the 10 km race on August 15th. That is quite a tough Olympic schedule.
Olympic 10K Marathon Swim Men's finalists:
1. Jordan Wilimovsky, USA
2. Ferry Weertman, NED
3. Spyridon Gianniotis, GRE
4. Sean Ryan, USA
5. Jack Burnell, GBR
6. Marc-Antoine Daniel Frede Olivier, FRA
7. Simone Ruffini, ITA
8. Richard Weinberger, CAN
9. Allan Do Carmo, BRA
10. Federico Vanelli, ITA
11. Lijun Zu, CHN
12. Christian Reichert, GER
13. Ivan Enderica Ochoa, ECU
14. Evgenii Drattcev, RUS
15. Ous Mellouli, TUN
16. Richard Nagy, SVK
17. Jarrod Poort, AUS
18. Yasunari Hirai, JPN
19. Chad Ho, RSA
20. Ventsislav Aydaski, BUL
21. Mark Papp, HUN (Europe)
22. Erwin Maldonado, VEN (America)
23. Kane =adford, NZL (Oceania)
24. Vitaliy Khudyakov, KAZ (Asia)
25. Marwan Ahmed Aly Morsy Elamrawy (EGY, Africa)
Olympic 10K Marathon Swim Women's finalists:
1. Aurélie Muller, FRA
2. Sharon Van Rouwendaal, NED
3. Ana Marcela Cunha, BRA
4. Rachele Bruni, ITA
5. Anna Olasz, HUN
6. Poliana Okimoto Cintra, BRA
7. Isabelle Härle, GER
8. Kaliopi Araouzou, GRE
9. Haley Anderson, USA
10. Éva Risztov, HUN
11. Xin Xin, CHN [shown above]
12. Keri-Anne Payne, GBR [shown above]
13. Samantha Arevalo, ECU [shown above]
14. Chelsea Gubecka, AUS
15. Yumi Kida, JPN
16. Michelle Weber, RSA
17. Joanna Zachoszcz, POL
18. Paola Perez, VEN
19. Spela Perse, SLO
20. Jana Pechanova, CZE
21. Erika Villaecija, ESP (Europe)
22. Stephanie Horner, CAN (America)
23. Heidi Gan, MAS (Asia)
24. Vânia Neves, POR
25. Reem Mohamed Husein Elsayed Kaseem, EGY (Africa)
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