Ashley Twichell, Good In Gwangju

Courtesy of WOWSA, Gwangju, Korea.

Ashley Twichell had a successful series of swims at the FINA World Championships.

The personable distance freestyler kicked off with a 2020 Tokyo Olympic qualifying swim in 10 km race, and then followed up with a bronze medal in the 5 km Mixed Relay.

When she shifted to the pool, she finished 4th with a career best time of 15:43.19 in the 1500m freestyle.

Other open water swimmers competing in the pool included Kiah Melverton of Australia who finished 7th in 16:01.38 in the 1500m freestyle while in the 800m freestyle Giulia Gabbrielleschi of Italy placed 14th in 8:35.03 and Viviane Jungblut of Brazil finished 19th in 8:42.52.

Women’s 1500m Freestyle Results:

1 1 QUADARELLA Simona Italy ITA 15:40.89
2 2 KOHLER Sarah Germany GER 15:48.83
3 3 WANG Jianjiahe People's Republic of China CHN 15:51.00
4 4 TWICHELL Ashley United States of America USA 15:54.19
5 5 GOUGH Maddy Australia AUS 15:59.40
6 6 KESELY Ajna Hungary HUN 16:01.35
7 7 MELVERTON Kiah Australia AUS 16:01.38
8 8 BELMONTE Mireia Spain ESP 16:02.10

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