Open Water Swimming Olympians

Courtesy of WOWSA, Odaiba Marine Park, Tokyo Bay, Japan. The Olympic 10K Marathon Swim is the culmination of elite world-class open water racing and is the featured open water swimming event in the Summer Olympic Games program every four years. The following 10 men and 10 women qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games at the 2019 FINA World Swimming Championships 10 km marathon swim held in Yeosu EXPO Ocean Park in Gwangju, South Korea on 15 July 2019: Men’s 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
Women’s Results:
  1. Xin Xin (China) 1:54:47.20
  2. Haley Anderson (USA) 1:54:48.10
  3. Rachele Bruni (Italy) 1:54:49.90
  4. Lara Grangeon (France) 1:54:50.00
  5. Ana Marcela Cunha (Brazil) 1:54:50.50
  6. Ashley Twichell (USA) 1:54:50.50
  7. Kareena Lee (Australia) 1:54:50.50
  8. Finnia Wunram (Germany) 1:54:50.70
  9. Leonie Beck (Germany) 1:54:51.00
  10. Sharon van Rouwendaal (Netherlands) 1:54:51.10
The following athletes have qualified as Open Water Swimming Olympians (listed below by country, year and placing):
Argentina:
Australia: Austria:
  • Otto Herschmann, 1896 in 100m (silver medalist)
  • Paul Neumann, 1896 in 500m (gold medalist)
  • Karl Ruberl, 1900 in 200m (bronze medalist) + 1900 in 200m backstroke (silver medalist)
  • Otto Wahle, 1900 in 1000m (silver medalist) + 1900 in 200m obstacle (silver medalist) + 1904 in 440y (bronze medalist)
Belgium:
  • Brian Ryckeman, 2008 7th place in 1:52:10.7 (7th) + 2012 in 1:51:27.1 (16th)
Brazil:
  • Allan do Carmo, 2008 in 1:52:16.6 (14th) + 2016 1:53:16.4 (17th)
  • Ana Marcela Cunha, 2008 in 1:59:36.8 (5th) + 2016 in 1:57:29.0 (10th) + 2020 in 1:54:50.50 (seeded 5th)
  • Poliana Okimoto, 2008 in 1:59:37.4 (7th) + DNF in 2012 + 2016 in 1:56:51.4 (bronze medalist)
Bulgaria:
Canada: Chile: China:
  • Xin Tong, 2008 in 2:09:13.4 (23rd)
  • Fang Yanqiao, 2008 in 2:01:07.9 (19th) + DNS in 2012
  • Xin Xin, 2016 in 1:57:14.4 (4th) + 2020 in 1:54:47.20 (seeded 1st)
  • Lijun Zu, 2016 in 1:53:02.0 (4th)
Croatia: Czech Republic: Denmark: Ecuador: Egypt: France: Germany: Great Britain: Greece: Guam: Hong Kong: Hungary:
  • Alfréd Hajós, 1896 in 100m in 1:22.2 (gold medalist) + 1896 in 1200m in 18:22.2 (gold medalist)
  • Zoltán Halmay, 1900 in 200m (gold medalist) + 1900 in 4000m (silver medalist) + 1900 in 1000m (bronze medalist) + 1904 in 50y (gold medalist) + 1904 in 100y (gold medalist)
  • Géza Kiss, 1904 in 1-mile (silver medalist) + 1904 in 880y (bronze medalist)
  • Csaba Gercsák, DNF in 2008 + 2012 in 1:51:30.9 (18th)
  • Éva Risztov, 2012 in 1:57:38.2 (gold medalist) + 2016 in 1:57:42.8  (13th)
  • Anna Olasz, 2016 in 1:57:45.5  (14th)
  • Mark Papp, 2016 in 1:53:11.7 (13th)
  • Kristóf Rasovszky, 2020 in  1:47:59.50 (seeded 4th)
Italy: Japan:
  • Yumi Kida, 2012 in 1:58:59.1 (13th) + 2016 in 1:57:35.2 (12th)
  • Yasunari Hirai, 2012 in 1:51:20.1 (15th) + 2016 in 1:53:04.6 (8th)
Kazakhstan: Malaysia:
  • Heidi Gan, 2012 in 2:00:45.0 (16th) + 2016 in 1:59:07.9 (21st)
Mexico: Netherlands: New Zealand: Poland: Portugal: Russia: Slovakia: Slovenia: South Africa: Spain: Sweden: Switzerland:
  • Swann Oberson, 2008 in 1:59:36.9 (6th) + 2012 in 2:01:38.0 (19th)
Syria: Tunisia:
  • Oussama Mellouli, 2012 in 1:49:55.1 (gold medalist) + 2016 in 1:53:06.1 (12th)
Ukraine: USA: Venezuela:
The locations of the Olympic open water swimming events included the following:
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