Courtesy of Opal Lee from Bangsaen Beach, Thailand.

The 8th Asian Open Water Championship was held on Bangsaen Beach in Chonburi, Thailand on February 24th (5 km) and 25th (10 km) 2018, sponsored by the Asia Swimming Federation.

More than 60 athletes from 10 Asian National Federations gathered with Japan earning 8 medals on the 5 km and 10 km races.

5 km Top 3 Men:
1. Taishin Minamide (JPN) 1:24:40
2. Lev Cherepanov (HKG) 1:25:48
3. Taiki Nonaka (JPN) 1:25:48

5 km Top 3 Women:
1. Yukimi Moriyama (JPN) 1:44:52
2. Nikura Minami (JPN) 1:46:41
3. Yumi Kida (JPN) 1:46:41

10 km Top 3 Men:
1. Taishin Minamide (JPN) 1:53:41
2. Vitaliy Khundyakov (KAZ) 1:54:49
3. Taiki Nonaka (JPN) 1:54:49

10 km Top 3 Women:
1. Yukimi Moriyama (JPN) 2:08:11
2. Nikura Minami (JPN) 2:09:16
3. Yumi Kida (JPN) 2:10:00

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