Who Will Follow Sharon van Rouwendaal In Tokyo?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Odaiba Marine Park, Tokyo Bay, Japan.

With an extremely strong last loop, Sharon van Rouwendaal impressively won the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim in Copacabana Beach at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

The women’s Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will be held in the expected hot and humid conditions and still waters of Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo Bay on August 5th.

The 25 female marathon swimmers will compete in the second week of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics that will run from July 22nd – August 9th including the opening ceremony on July 24th.

If any distance freestylers double up on the 800m, 1500m and/or 10 km marathon swim, they will have one massively difficult schedule.

Van Rouwendaal continues to swim very well and is, obviously, expected to be in the middle of the mix to return to the Olympic podium.

Olympic Distance Freestyle Women’s Schedule:
July 26th: 400m freestyle heats
July 27th: 400m freestyle final + 1500m freestyle heats
July 29th: 1500m freestyle final
July 30th: 800m freestyle heat
August 1st: 800m freestyle final
August 5th: 10 km marathon swim final

2008 Beijing Olympic Games 10 km Marathon Swim Women’s Results:
Gold: Larisa Ilchenko (Russia) 1:59:27.7
Silver: Keri-Anne Payne (Great Britain) 1:59:29.2
Bronze: Cassandra Patten (Great Britain) 1:59:31.0
4. Angela Maurer (Germany) 1:59:31.9
5. Ana Marcela Cunha (Brazil) 1:59:36.8
6. Swann Oberson (Switzerland) 1:59:36.9
7. Poliana Okimoto (Brazil) 1:59:37.4
8. Jana Pechanová (Czech Republic) 1:59:39.7
9. Andreína del Valle Pinto Pérez (Venezuela) 1:59:40.0
10. Martina Grimaldi (Italy) 1:59:40.7
11. Marianna Lymperta (Greece) 1:59:42.3
12. Teja Zupan (Slovenia) 1:59:43.7
13. Yurema Requena (Spain) 1:59:46.9
14. Edith van Dijk (Netherlands) 2:00:02.8
15. Melissa Gorman (Australia) 2:00:33.6
16. Natalie du Toit South Africa 2:00:49.9
17. Daniela Inácio (Portugal) 2:00:59.0
18. Eva Berglund (Sweden) 2:01:05.0
19. Fang Yanqiao (China) 2:01:07.9
20. Imelda Martínez (Mexico) 2:01:07.9
21. Aurelie Muller (France) 2:02:04.1
22. Chloe Sutton (United States) 2:02:13.6
23. Natalya Samorodina (Ukraine) 2:10:41.6
24. Antonella Bogarin (Argentina) 2:11:35.9
Kristel Köbrich (Chile) DNF

2012 London Olympic Games 10 km Marathon Swim Women’s Results:
Gold: Eva Risztov (HUN) 1:57:38.2
Silver: Haley Anderson (USA) 1:57:38.6
Bronze: Martina Grimaldi (ITA) 1:57:41.8
4. Keri-Anne Payne (GBR) 1:57:42.2
5. Angela Maurer (GER) 1:57:52.8
6. Ophelie Aspord (FRA) 1:58:43.1
7. Erika Villaecija (ESP) 1:58:49.5
8. Jana Pechanova (CZE) 1:58:52.8
9. Anna Guseva (RUS) 1:58:53.0
10. Melissa Gorman (AUS) 1:58:53.1
11. Karla Sitic (CRO) 1:58:54.7
12. Yumi Kida (JPN) 1:58:59.1
13. Yanel Pinto (VEN) 1:59:05.8
14. Natalia Charlos (POL) 1:59:58.7
15. Heidi Gan (MAS) 2:00:45.0
16. Cecilia Biagioli (ARG) 2:01:02.2
17. Zsofia Balazs (CAN) 2:01:17.8
18. Swann Oberson (SUI) 2:01:38.0
19. Wing Yung Natasha Terri Tang (HKG) 2:02:33.4
20. Lizeth Rueda Santos (MEX) 2:02:46.1
21. Marianna Lymperta (GRE) 2:04:26.5
Poliana Okimoto (BRA) DNF
Jessica Roux (RSA) DNF
Yanqiao Fang (CHN) DNS
Olga Beresnyeva (UKR) DSQ 1:58:44.4*

2016 Rio Olympic Games 10 km Marathon Swim Women’s Results:
Gold: Sharon van Rouwendaal (Netherlands) 1:56:32.1
Silver: Rachele Bruni (Italy) 1:56:49.5
Bronze: Poliana Okimoto (Brazil) 1:56:51.4
4. Xin Xin (China) 1:57:14.4
5. Haley Anderson (United States) 1:57:20.2
6. Isabelle Härle (Germany) 1:57:22.1
7. Keri-Anne Payne (Great Britain) 1:57:23.9
8. Anastasia Krapivina (Russia) 1:57:25.9
9. Samantha Arevalo (Ecuador) 1:57:27.2
10. Ana Marcela Cunha (Brazil) 1:57:29.0
11. Kalliopi Araouzou (Greece) 1:57:31.6
12. Yumi Kida (Japan) 1:57:35.2
13. Éva Risztov (Hungary) 1:57:42.8
14. Anna Olasz (Hungary) 1:57:45.5
15. Chelsea Gubecka (Australia) 1:58:12.7
16. Spela Perse (Slovenia) 1:58:59.6
17. Erika Villaecijá (Spain) 1:59:04.8
18. Michelle Weber (South Africa) 1:59:05.0
19. Jana Pechanova (Czech Republic) 1:59:07.7
20. Paola Perez (Venezuela) 1:59:07.7
21. Heidi Gan (Malaysia) 1:59:07.9
22. Joanna Zachoszcz (Poland) 1:59:20.4
23. Stephanie Horner (Canada) 1:59:22.1
24. Vânia Neves (Portugal) 2:01:39.3
25. Reem Mohamed Husein Elsayed Kaseem (Egypt) 2:05:19.1
DSQ Aurélie Muller (France)

* Olga Beresnyeva finished seventh in the 2012 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim in London, but was later disciplined in June 2015 by the IOC after one of her drug tests was found positive for the presence of recombinant erythropoietin (rEPO).

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