Melissa Cunningham To Replicate Her Beijing Role In Tokyo

Courtesy of Ned Denison, International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.

International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honor Swimmer Melissa Cunningham knows her stuff.

She was selected to serve as the English-language announcer and commentator for the inaugural Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

She won the 25 km race at the 1994 FINA World Championships and was later honored with the the Davids Wheeler Award from the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

The Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee wants to assure the highest level of commentating quality is provided at their own Tokyo Olympic Games and appointed Cunningham to fulfill the same role in Tokyo – whenever that may be given that the momentum has swung to reschedule the 10 km marathon swim from its original August 5th – 6th date.

See updates on the IOC decision about the timing of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics here.

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