Déjà vu: Jordan Wilimovsky Qualifies For a Second Chance
Courtesy of FINA, Yeosu EXPO Ocean Park, Gwangju, South Korea. Jordan Wilimovsky was the only non-European in the top 10 at the 2020 Olympic 10K qualification race at the 2019 FINA World Championships 10 km marathon swim in Gwangju, South Korea.  Surrounded throughout the race by two Germans, two French, two Italians, a Hungarian and a Spaniard, the American from Malibu, California and his coach Dave Kelsheimer had to breathe a sign of relief when he finished fifth overall. His placing qualifies him to compete again at the Olympic Games 10 km race – after his 2016 Olympic debut – and he looks good to also qualify for the 1500m freestyle on the pool side of the equation. With the 1500m freestyle (expected) and the 10 km marathon swim (guaranteed), the Southern Californian will experience déjà vu in Tokyo. At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Wilimovsky placed fourth in the 1500m and fifth in the marathon swim in Copacabana Beach. Similar to the rough-and-tumble finish in Rio, the race in Korea was similarly aggressive.  Chief FINA Referee Bill Ford issued 7 yellow cards for impeding. As silver medalist Marc-Antoine Olivier said, “People fight for an [Olympic] spot.” Men’s 10 km Olympic Qualification Race Results:
  1. Florian Wellbrock (Germany) 1:47:55.90
  2. Marc-Antoine Olivier (France) 1:47:56.10
  3. Rob Muffels (Germany) 1:47:57.40
  4. Kristóf Rasovszky (Hungary) 1:47:59.50
  5. Jordan Wilimovsky (USA) 1:48:01.00
  6. Gregorio Paltrinieri (Italy) 1:48:01.00
  7. Ferry Weertman (Netherlands) 1:48:01.90
  8. Alberto Martinez (Spain) 1:48:02.20
  9. Mario Sanzullo (Italy) 1:48:04.70
  10. David Aubry (France) 1:48:05.10
  11. Esteban Enderica Salgado (Ecuador) 1:48:07.30
  12. Jack Burnell (Great Britain) 1:48:09.90
  13. Athanasios Charalampos Kynigakis (Greece) 1:48:15.40
  14. Kai Graeme Edwards (Australia) 1:48:16.20
  15. Logan Vanhuys (Belgium) 1:48:17.50
  16. Matej Kozubek (Czech Republic) 1:48:19.10
  17. Han-Li Fan (Canada) 1:48:21.10
  18. Tobias Patrick Robinson (Great Britain) 1:48:23.50
  19. Kirill Abrosimov (Russia) 1:48:55.90
  20. Matan Roditi (Israel) 1:48:59.60
  21. Nicholas Sloman (Australia) 1:49:22.70
  22. Evgenii Drattcev (Russia) 1:49:37.40
  23. Chad Ho (South Africa) 1:49:37.90
  24. Jon Thomas McKay (Canada) 1:49:43.70
  25. David Heron (USA) 1:49:57.60
  26. Krzysztof Pielowski (Poland) 1:50:02.80
  27. Daniel Szekelyi (Hungary) 1:50:11.30
  28. Guillem Pujol (Spain) 1:50:11.60
  29. Jiabao An (China) 1:50:14.00
  30. Danie Marais (South Africa) 1:50:14.20
  31. David Castro (Ecuador) 1:50:14.40
  32. Phillip Seidler (Nambia) 1:50:14.40
  33. Allan do Carmo (Brazil) 1:50:14.70
  34. Victor Johansson (Sweden) 1:50:14.80
  35. Victor Colonese (Brazil) 1:50:15.20
  36. Diego Vera (Venezuela) 1:50:15.60
  37. Elliot Sodemann (Sweden) 1:50:16.00
  38. Ous Mellouli (Tunisia) 1:50:21.00
  39. Takeshi Toyoda (Japan) 1:50:22.00
  40. Santiago Arteta (Argentina) 1:50:24.10
  41. Vit Ingeduld (Czech Republic) 1:50:24.90
  42. Rafael Gil (Portugal) 1:50:27.30
  43. Yuval Safray (Israel) 1:50:34.20
  44. David Brandl (Austria) 1:51:26.30
  45. Taiki Nonaka (Japan) 1:51:35.30
  46. Joaquin Moreno (Argentina) 1:51:45.70
  47. Aflah Fadlan Prawira (Indonesia) 1:52:33.80
  48. Tamas Farkas (Serbia) 1:52:36.70
  49. Tiago Campost (Portugal) 1:52:39.30
  50. Arturo Perez Vertti Ferrer (Mexico) 1:52:42.60
  51. Evgenij Pop Acev (Macedonia) 1:52:43.00
  52. Igor Chervynskiy (Ukraine) 1:52:45.20
  53. Seokhyun Park (Korea) 1:52:47.60
  54. Junbohang Zhao (China) 1:52:52.70
  55. Wilder Carreno (Venezuela) 1:52:53.50
  56. Marwan Elamrawy (Egypt) 1:54:40.80
  57. Fernando Betanzos (Mexico) 1:56:07.90
  58. Mathieu Mathy Ben Rahou (Morocco) 1:56:07.90
  59. Jaehun Park (Korea) 1:56:41.40
  60. Lev Cherepanov (Kazakhstan) 1:58:04.40
  61. William Yan Thorley (Hong Kong) 1:59:36.80
  62. Rodrigo Caballero (Bolivia) 1:59:41.50 64.
  63. Chin Ting Keith Sin (Hong Kong) 2:00:21.90
  64. Tomas Peciart (Slovakia) 2:00:24.20
  65. Maximiliano Paccot (Uruguay) 2:00:24.50
  66. Damien Payet (Seychelles) 2:00:27.60
  67. Tanakrit Kittiyat (Thailand) 2:00:37.10
  68. Sushrut Suryakant Kapse (India) 2:03:25.90
  69. Santiago Reyes (Guatemala) 2:08:27.50
  70. Zedheir Torrez (Bolivia) 2:08:27.70
  71. Siwat Matangkapong (Thailand) 2:09:32.80
  72. Rinel Pius (Estonia) 2:09:56.00
  73. Cristofer Lanuza (Costa Rica) 2:10:16.80
  74. Alain Vidot (Seychelles) OLT
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