Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Photo courtesy of the Gwangju Summer Universiade Organizing Committee.

It was not to be. Matteo Furlan was the defending champion from the 2013 Universiade in Russia and was looking good to repeat at the World University Games in South Korea.

But coming down the final straightaway, Russia’s Anton Evsikov had something just a bit left in his tank and won by 0.3 seconds. Engineering student Matteo Furlan settled for second as Italian teammate Mario Sanzullo captured the bronze.

2015 World University Games 10 km marathon swim results:
1. Anton Evsikov (Russia) 1:55:09.6 [shown above]
2. Matteo Furlan (Italy) 1:55:09.9
3. Mario Sanzullo (Italy) 1:55:11.0
4. Arthur Frayler (U.S.A.) 1:55:12.8
5. Krzysztov Pielowski (Poland) 1:55:49.8
6. Philippe Guertin (Canada) 1:55:54.3
7. Cameron Stitt (U.S.A.) 1:56:00.1
8. Kane Radford (New Zealand) 1:56:29.9
9. Francis Xavier Desharnais (Canada) 1:56:38.6
10. Phillip Ryan (New Zealand) 1:56:39.1
11. Christopher Bryan (Ireland) 1:57:41.6
12. Yann Corbel (France) 1:58:15.0
13. Matej Kozubek (Czech Republic) 2:00:18.1
14. Kosuke Mimura (Japan) 2:02:05.1
15. Juan Jose Segovia Ramos (Venezuela) 2:03:24.7
16. Charlie Cuignet (France) 2:05:13.7 10:04.1
17. Seungho Baek (Republic of Korea) 2:05:59.3
18. Vicente Vidal (Chile) 2:15:02.5
19. Zhongyi Li (People’s Republic of China) 2:15:02.6
20. Julio Gonzalez Torrealba (Venezuela) 2:16:53.6
DNF Samer Yaghmour (Lebanon)

The women’s results are here.

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