Spectacular For Spain: Alberto Martinez Swims To Tokyo
Courtesy of FINA, Yeosu EXPO Ocean Park, Gwangju, South Korea. With the sport of open water swimming at an all-time high throughout Spain and the Spanish-speaking world, an Olympic 10 km marathon swim at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics would not be complete without a Spaniard. Alberto Martinez made sure that Spain was represented with a strong eighth-place finish in the 2019 FINA World Championships 10 km marathon swim in Gwangju, South Korea. He “visualized this moment constantly over the last three years” and his dream came through in the warm, calm water in Korea.  He kept up the pace of the lead group right from the start to the very end, when he battled his European rivals to the last stroke. Watch the remaining races at the FINA World Championships live here. 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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