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Swimming at the 2012 London Summer Games:

Men's 10 kilometres Open Water

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Hyde Park, London
Date Started: August 10, 2012
Date Finished: August 10, 2012
Format: Final only.

Gold: TUN Oussama Mellouli
Silver: GER Thomas Lurz
Bronze: CAN Richard Weinberger

Summary

The 10 km open-water race was held over six laps of The Serpentine, the eastern part of a lake in Hyde Park. The 2011 World Champion was Greek swimmer Spyros Gianniotis, with German Thomas Lurz having won the 2011 Worlds at 5 km. The early leaders in the race were Tunisian Oussama Mellouli, the 2008 1,500 metre freestyle gold medalist, and Canada's Richard Weinberger, with Weinberger leading at the end of the first lap. On the second lap, Mellouli again took the lead, with American Alex Meyer joining him. But Weinberger sped up and led again at the second split, followed by his teammate Andreas Waschburger. Waschburger led after laps 3 and 4, followed by Mellouli and Weinberger, with Gianniotis and Lurz coming up close behind. On the fifth lap, Mellouli made his move and took a lead he never relinquished, eventually winning in 1-49:55.1 for gold, with Lurz taking silver in 1-49:58.5 and Weinberger earning bronze in 1-50:00.3.

Mellouli won despite having to overcome a shoulder injury. He had earlier won a bronze medal in the 1,500 in attempting to defend that title. His victory in The Serpentine made him the first swimmer to win Olympic gold medals both in the pool and open-water, although David Davies had won a silver medal in the 2008 open-water event and a bronze in the 2004 1,500 metres.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T L1T L1R L2T L2R L3T L3R L4T L4R L5T L5R L2S L2SR L3S L3SR L4S L4SR L5S L5SR L6S L6SR
1 Oussama Mellouli 28 Tunisia TUN Gold 1-49:55.1 18:09.6 2 37:16.0 6 55:48.2 2 1-14:23.0 3 1-32:08.4 1 19:06.4 21 18:32.2 2 18:34.8 9 17:45.4 1 17:46.7 1
2 Thomas Lurz 32 Germany GER Silver 1-49:58.5 18:11.2 6 37:17.3 8 55:50.0 3 1-14:24.4 5 1-32:11.0 2 19:06.1 20 18:32.7 =3 18:34.4 =7 17:46.6 2 17:47.5 =2
3 Richard Weinberger 22 Canada CAN Bronze 1-50:00.3 18:09.2 1 37:13.8 1 55:50.1 4 1-14:22.7 2 1-32:12.8 3 19:04.6 =15 18:36.3 15 18:32.6 =3 17:50.1 3 17:47.5 =2
4 Spyros Gianniotis 32 Greece GRE 1-50:05.3 18:11.4 7 37:15.8 4 55:51.7 7 1-14:24.3 4 1-32:15.3 4 19:04.4 =13 18:35.9 14 18:32.6 =3 17:51.0 4 17:50.0 4
5 Daniel Fogg 24 Great Britain GBR 1-50:37.3 18:10.5 3 37:17.9 =13 55:51.6 6 1-14:41.9 =22 1-32:43.4 16 19:07.4 =22 18:33.7 7 18:50.3 24 18:01.5 7 17:53.9 5
6 Sergey Bolshakov 24 Russia RUS 1-50:40.1 18:21.6 24 37:23.4 23 55:57.9 21 1-14:32.9 =14 1-32:32.6 6 19:01.8 3 18:34.5 9 18:35.0 =10 17:59.7 5 18:07.5 7
7 Vladimir Dyatchin 29 Russia RUS 1-50:42.8 18:20.6 23 37:32.3 24 55:55.5 19 1-14:29.9 =10 1-32:32.9 7 19:11.7 24 18:23.2 1 18:34.4 =7 18:03.0 10 18:09.9 9
8 Andreas Waschburger 25 Germany GER 1-50:44.4 18:11.0 5 37:14.1 2 55:47.2 1 1-14:20.9 1 1-32:23.8 5 19:03.1 9 18:33.1 5 18:33.7 6 18:02.9 9 18:20.6 13
9 Petar Stoychev 35 Bulgaria BUL 1-50:46.2 18:12.7 10 37:18.4 16 55:53.0 10 1-14:26.6 7 1-32:35.5 8 19:05.7 19 18:34.6 10 18:33.6 5 18:08.9 =11 18:10.7 11
10 Alex Meyer 24 United States USA 1-50:48.2 18:10.8 4 37:14.8 3 55:52.8 9 1-14:30.9 12 1-32:41.1 14 19:04.0 =11 18:38.0 =20 18:38.1 =14 18:10.2 =14 18:07.1 6
11 Julien Sauvage 26 France FRA 1-50:51.3 18:13.8 13 37:16.3 7 55:54.3 14 1-14:26.5 6 1-32:36.8 10 19:02.5 7 18:38.0 =20 18:32.2 2 18:10.3 16 18:14.5 12
12 Troy Prinsloo 26 South Africa RSA 1-50:52.9 18:15.8 16 37:17.9 =13 55:53.4 11 1-14:31.4 13 1-32:45.0 17 19:02.1 =5 18:35.5 =11 18:38.0 13 18:13.6 18 18:07.9 8
13 Erwin Maldonado 29 Venezuela VEN 1-50:52.9 18:13.6 12 37:17.6 =10 55:51.0 5 1-14:32.9 =14 1-32:42.8 15 19:04.0 =11 18:33.4 6 18:41.9 18 18:09.9 13 18:10.1 10
14 Ihor Chervynskiy 30 Ukraine UKR 1-50:56.9 18:12.4 8 37:19.8 =17 55:55.4 18 1-14:35.2 16 1-32:35.6 9 19:07.4 =22 18:35.6 13 18:39.8 16 18:00.4 6 18:21.3 14
15 Yasunari Hirai 22 Japan JPN 1-51:20.1 18:12.9 11 37:17.5 9 55:51.9 8 1-14:29.1 8 1-32:38.0 11 19:04.6 =15 18:34.4 8 18:37.2 12 18:08.9 =11 18:42.1 18
16 Brian Ryckeman 28 Belgium BEL 1-51:27.1 18:15.5 15 37:21.0 20 55:57.5 20 1-14:29.6 9 1-32:47.6 18 19:05.5 18 18:36.5 16 18:32.1 1 18:18.0 20 18:39.5 16
17 Valerio Cleri 31 Italy ITA 1-51:29.5 18:12.5 9 37:17.6 =10 55:54.8 15 1-14:36.8 17 1-32:57.6 21 19:05.1 17 18:37.2 18 18:42.0 =19 18:20.8 21 18:31.9 15
18 Csaba Gercsák 23 Hungary HUN 1-51:30.9 18:16.6 17 37:18.0 15 55:54.9 16 1-14:29.9 =10 1-32:40.1 13 19:01.4 2 18:36.9 17 18:35.0 =10 18:10.2 =14 18:50.8 20
19 Arsenyi Lavrentyev 29 Portugal POR 1-51:37.2 18:16.8 19 37:20.7 19 56:00.0 23 1-14:38.1 19 1-32:55.6 20 19:03.9 10 18:39.3 =22 18:38.1 =14 18:17.5 19 18:41.6 17
20 Ky Hurst 31 Australia AUS 1-51:41.3 18:13.9 14 37:15.9 5 55:54.2 13 1-14:39.2 20 1-32:52.1 19 19:02.0 4 18:38.3 =22 18:45.0 22 18:12.9 17 18:49.2 19
21 Ivan Enderica 20 Ecuador ECU 1-52:28.6 18:18.4 =21 37:21.4 21 55:54.1 12 1-14:37.3 18 1-32:39.1 12 19:03.0 8 18:32.7 =3 18:43.2 21 18:01.8 8 19:49.5 23
22 Yury Kudinov 33 Kazakhstan KAZ 1-52:59.0 18:17.7 20 37:19.8 =17 55:55.3 17 1-14:41.9 =22 1-33:18.2 22 19:02.1 =5 18:35.5 =11 18:46.6 23 18:36.3 22 19:40.8 21
23 Kiko Hervás 30 Spain ESP 1-53:27.8 18:18.4 =21 37:22.8 22 56:00.7 24 1-14:42.3 24 1-33:41.2 23 19:04.4 =13 18:37.9 19 18:41.6 17 18:58.9 23 19:46.6 22
24 Mazen Aziz 22 Egypt EGY 1-54:33.2 18:16.7 18 37:17.8 12 55:59.8 22 1-14:41.8 21 1-34:13.2 24 19:01.1 1 18:42.0 24 18:42.0 =19 19:31.4 24 20:20.0 24
25 Benjamin Schulte 16 Guam GUM 2-03:35.1 19:09.2 25 39:31.4 25 1-00:21.3 25 1-20:57.5 25 1-42:19.0 25 20:22.2 25 20:49.9 25 20:36.2 25 21:21.5 25 21:16.1 25