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

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