Silver medalist Kirill Belyaev (left) and gold medalist Axel Reymond (right) hit finish only 0.3 seconds apart after nearly 5 hours of hard swimming

France Is On Top Of The Open Water World
Courtesy of FINAYeosu Expo Ocean Park,Gwangju, Korea. Under the direction of head coach Stéphane Lecat, France finished the open water swimming schedule with 1 gold medal, 3 silver medals, and 1 bronze to win the Championship Trophy that is awarded to the highest scoring nation at the FINA World Championships. The rankings are based on the cumulative individual and team scores of the 5 km solo race, 5 km mixed team relay, 10 km marathon swim and 25 km marathon swim. France finished ahead of Italy and Germany.  USA and Hungary rounded out the top 5 open water swimming nations. Championships Trophy, Top 5 Nations: First: France with 53 men’s points + 60 women’s points + 8 relay points = 121 points Second: Italy with 48 men’s points + 38 women’s points + 16 relay points = 102 points Third: Germany with 41 men’s points + 40 women’s points + 18 relay points = 99 points Fourth: USA with 11 men’s points + 58 women’s points + 14 relay points = 83 points Fifth: Hungary with 41 men’s points + 13 women’s points + 5 relay points = 59 points Top 3 Women in 5 km: Gold: Ana Marcela Cunha, Brazil – 57.56.0 Silver: Aurelie Muller, France +1.0 second back Bronze – Hannah Moore, USA + Leonie BECK, Germany  +2.0 seconds back Top 3 Men in 5 km: Gold: Kristof Rasovszky, Hungary – 53:22.1 Silver: Logan Fontaine, France  +10.1 seconds back Bronze: Eric Hedlin, Canada  +10.3 seconds back Top 3 Women in 10 km: Gold: Xin Xin, China 1:54.47.2 Silver: Haley Anderson, USA  +.0.9 seconds back Bronze: Rachele Bruni, Italy  +2.7 seconds back Top 3 Men in 10 km: Gold: Florian Wellbrock, Germany  1:47:55.9 Silver: Marc-Antoine Olivier, France  +.0.20 seconds back Bronze: Rob Muffels, Germany  + 1.5 seconds back Top 3 Mixed 5 km Relay Teams: Gold: Germany 53.58.7 Silver: Italy  +0.2 seconds back Bronze: USA  + 0.3 seconds back Top 3 Women in 25 km Gold: Ana Marcela Cunha, Brazil 5:08.03.0 Silver: Finnia Wunram, Germany  +8.6 seconds back Bronze: Lara Grangeon, France  +18.2 seconds back Top 3 Men in 25 km Gold: Axel Reymond, France 4:51.06 Silver: Kirill Belyaev, Russia  +0.3 seconds back Bronze: Alessio Occhipinti, Italy  +3.3 seconds back Copyright © 2008 – 2019 by World Open Water Swimming Association