Courtesy of FINA Masters World Championships, Balatonfüred, Hungary.

Masters swimmers competed in a 3 km one loop competition on August 10th in Balatonfüred, Hungary at the 17th FINA Masters World Championships.

Ruth Shaps, Conny Buijs and Cristina Tarantino each won their second consecutive world title in their respective age groups.

Athletes 55 years and over raced on Day One of the open water swimming events. Some of the results include the following:

Female 60-64 year age category:

1. Cristina Tarantino (ITA) 46:36.0

2. Carol Wilson (USA) 52:03.8

3. Arancha Aranega (ESP) 52:51.9

4. Diana Dolan Lamar (USA) 52:57.5

5. Cathy van Anden Neville (USA) 53:41.5

6. Ginny Malcolm (CAN) 54:15.9

7. Giz Perlakyne Szlavitsek (HUN) 56:01.6

8. Natalia Aleshchenko (RUS) 56:44.2

9. Ana Maria Magdal Escutia (ARG) 56:49.3

10. Jane Jolly (IRL) 59:03.0

Female 65-69 year age category:

1. Conny Buijs (NED) 53:11.9

2. Tracy Clarkson (AUS) 56:37.0

3. Chris Brooks (GBR) 1:00:15.6

4. Claudia Koch (GER) 1:00:16.9

5. Ana Maria Canaval (PER) 1:00:31.3
6. Janosne Csanadi (HUN) 1:01:11.2

7. Alison Gwynn (GBR) 1:01:58.0

8. Dael Stojakovic (RSA) 1:02:44.5

9. Brigitte Sanson (FRA) 1:09:41.4

10. Lina Courtois (CAN) 1:10:51.9

Female 70-74 year age category:

1. Ruth Shaps (USA) 58:47.4

2. Rosa Montague (AUS) 1:00:26.1

3. Rose Dudeney (GBR) 1:00:56.0

4. Feltz Denise (FRA) 1:02:32.6

5. Eha Lilienthal (EST) 1:04:30.7

6. Elsa Craig (RSA) 1:06:09.7

7. Linda Shoenb Shoenberger (USA) 1:06:26.3

8. Valerie McLaren (GBR) 1:07:28.3

9. Ingeborg Schmidt (GER) 1:10:30.5

10. Elza Mar Mazzei Adolpho (BRA) 1:15:34.8

Female 75-79 year age category:

1. Eszter Graffjody (HUN) 1:07:26.9

2. Ellen Shockro (USA) 1:16:44.8 [shown above]

3. Margarita Kun (RUS) 1:18:18.8

4. Jenny Ball (GBR) 1:19:41.4

5. El Schreiber-Gosenheimer (GER) 1:21:52.0

DNF Margarita Kemayd Roux (URU)

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