Courtesy of WOWSA, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The 2019 Special Olympics World Games is nearly complete with its final day tomorrow in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

For three consecutive Special Olympics World Games, a 1.5 km open water swim has been held. The first one as in Athens, Greece and the second one was held in Long Beach, California.

More than 7,000 athletes from 170 countries competed in 24 sports in Abu Dhabi, the first time that the event was held in the Middle East. While the Daily News of Open Water Swimming did not receive any information on the results of the competition, the following athletes participated on the March 16th event including long-time open water swimmer from Wicklow, Ireland 39-year-old Aisling Beacom of Ireland [shown above]:

Wetsuit 1.5 km Competition
* Benjamin Lloyd-James Morrison (27) Australia
* Ethan Michael Chan (24) Australia
* Wessel Everloo (29) Netherlands
* Armando Jose Rentas (21) Puerto Rico
* Stefan Red Weidner (42) Germany
* Vitalii Khovanets (28) Ukraine
* Jaakko Mikkonen (22) Finland
* Alec Brice Cox (23) Cayman Islands
* Arseniy Polokhaylo (21) Ukraine
* Mikhail Tetenkin (17) Russia
* Isaac Hambleton (18) United Arab Emirates
* Guy Wartikowsky (34) Israel
* Alejandro Luis Batlle (33) Dominican Republic
* Jeremy Vernon Gawne (25) Australia
* Kevin Roberto Manzano (25) Ecuador
* Joel Hambleton (21) United Arab Emirates
* Pablo Manuel Ortega (42) Dominican Republic
* Connor Gerald McClorey (22) Ireland
* Roger Crawford (22) St. Kitts & Nevis
* Henry Liversage (32) South Africa
* David Tsori (23) Kenya
* Acakurumi Nakavulevu Turagakece (27) Fiji
* Juan Alejandro Cortorreal (35) Dominican Republic
* Conor Macaauley-Conway (16) United Arab Emirates
* Lee Scharf (41) USA
* Stefan Anthony Narine Singh (28) Trinidad & Tobago
* Marco Basso (31) Italy
* Lemuel Hobson (34) St. Kitts & Nevis
* Alessandro Angelotti (38) Italy
* Roggers Donha Doni Agenorwoth (19) Uganda
* Shania Teniell Surujbally (19) Trinidad & Tobago
* Franziska Angelika Maja Gabriele Braendlein (22) Germany
* Sumi Khatun (16) Bangladesh
* Sandy Ella May Elizabeth Freeman (23) Australia
* Pooja Kalpesh Vira (22) Bharat
* Lourette Seyffert (36) South Africa
* Gina Grant (21) USA
* Aisling Beacom (39) Ireland
* Kadian Kim Ingleton (29) Jamaica
* Miranda Albers (19) Netherlands
* Annemieke Visch (35) Netherlands
* Ela Zohar (31) Israel
* Jennifer Mitchell (39) USA
* Eneida Torres (27) Puerto Rico
* Reina Astrid Curiel (25) Dominican Republic
* Camilla Suryanarayan Patnaik (18) Bharat
* Pooja Devji Patel (20) Bharat Female 20

1.5 km Unified Open Water Swim
* Sara Menardo (24) Italy
* Cristina de Tullio (54) Italy
* Abel Castro Martins (27) Brazil
* Gutemberg de Souza Ferraz (35) Brazil
* Wilbert Guzman (23) Puerto Rico
* Alexander Rosas (16) Puerto Rico
* Adriana Sotela (26) Costa Rica
* Daniela Solano (26) Costa Rica
* Adam Greig Stewart (34) Gibraltar
* Darren Grech (50) Gibraltar
* Kaique Augusto Pincela (23) Brazil
* Thais Aoki Saito (36) Brazil
* Rasheed Nathan Lawrence (12) Cayman Islands
* Lee Paul Hart (35) Cayman Islands
* Matias Fabian Rojas (29) Uruguay
* Maximiliano Marenco (31) Uruguay
* Luis Alfonso Vasquez (31) Costa Rica
* Carlos Sequiera (42) Costa Rica
* Silvio Wuensche (40) Germany
* Joerg Breske (52) Germany
* Claudia Goebel (37) Germany
* Dagmar Brit Breske (50) Germany
* Karla Janel Rico (17) Puerto Rico
* Gia Gonzalez (20) Puerto Rico
* Kanza Rose Bodden (23) Cayman Islands
* Jennifer Lisa Powell (31) Cayman Islands
* Jose Ignacio Cabrera (28) Mexico
* Jose Tomas Ramirez (37) Mexico
* Yaroslavi Romero (37) Mexico
* Adriana Moreno (45) Mexico

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