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Swimming at the 2012 London Summer Games:

Women's 10 kilometres Open Water

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Hyde Park, London
Date Started: August 9, 2012
Date Finished: August 9, 2012
Format: Final only.

Gold: HUN Éva Risztov
Silver: USA Haley Anderson
Bronze: ITA Martina Grimaldi

Summary

The pre-race favorite was Britain's Keri-Anne Payne, two-time World Champion. Early in the race at The Serpentine, she and Hungary's Eva Risztov controlled the pace with early challenges coming from Melissa Gorman of Australia and Haley Anderson of the United States. But by the halfway mark, Risztov had moved ahead and Payne had dropped back to fourth, trailing Anderson and Italy's Martina Grimaldi, 2011 World silver medalist behind Payne. On the fourth of six laps, Risztov briefly switched to backstroke to better check on where her competition was, but she seemed comfortably ahead. Only on the final lap was she challenged when Anderson made a late move, but it was one that came too late as Risztov held on for the gold medal in 1-57:38.2, only 4/10ths of a second ahead of the American. Grimaldi came in three seconds later, holding off Payne for the bronze medal. Anderson's silver medal came one week after her sister, Alyssa Anderson, had won a gold medal in the 4×200 relay as a prelim swimmer for the United States.

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 Éva Risztov 26 Hungary HUN Gold 1-57:38.2 19:22.2 1 39:09.3 3 59:09.4 1 1-18:58.8 1 1-38:32.3 1 19:47.1 9 20:00.1 3 19:49.4 8 19:33.5 3 19:05.9 3
2 Haley Anderson 20 United States USA Silver 1-57:38.6 19:22.9 4 39:07.4 1 59:12.2 3 1-19:01.2 3 1-38:35.6 3 19:44.5 1 20:04.8 =16 19:49.0 7 19:34.4 =4 19:03.0 1
3 Martina Grimaldi 23 Italy ITA Bronze 1-57:41.8 19:25.1 =8 39:10.8 4 59:11.5 2 1-19:00.4 2 1-38:33.3 2 19:45.7 2 20:00.7 4 19:48.9 6 19:32.9 1 19:08.5 4
4 Keri-Anne Payne 24 Great Britain GBR 1-57:42.2 19:22.7 3 39:09.0 2 59:13.3 4 1-19:03.2 5 1-38:36.6 5 19:46.3 =3 20:04.3 15 19:49.9 9 19:33.4 2 19:05.6 2
5 Angela Maurer 36 Germany GER 1-57:52.8 19:25.0 7 39:11.4 5 59:16.8 9 1-19:02.1 4 1-38:36.5 4 19:46.4 =5 20:05.4 =18 19:45.3 1 19:34.4 =4 19:16.3 5
6 Ophélie Aspord 21 France FRA 1-58:43.1 19:28.8 19 39:15.4 14 59:16.9 10 1-19:04.6 =7 1-38:52.5 =12 19:46.6 7 20:01.5 6 19:47.7 4 19:47.9 15 19:50.6 6
7 Olha Beresneva 26 Ukraine UKR 1-58:44.4 19:28.2 =15 39:14.5 11 59:16.3 8 1-19:06.3 10 1-38:50.8 10 19:46.3 =3 20:01.8 7 19:50.0 10 19:44.5 11 19:53.6 7
8 Erika Villaécija 28 Spain ESP 1-58:49.5 19:24.5 5 39:12.9 7 59:18.3 13 1-19:09.7 14 1-38:49.6 9 19:48.4 15 20:05.4 =18 19:51.4 12 19:39.9 8 19:59.9 8
9 Jana Pechanová 31 Czech Republic CZE 1-58:52.8 19:26.5 =12 39:13.3 8 59:14.2 7 1-19:04.6 =7 1-38:44.4 6 19:46.8 8 20:00.9 5 19:50.4 11 19:39.8 7 20:08.4 13
10 Anna Guseva 24 Russia RUS 1-58:53.0 19:30.1 23 39:17.3 17 59:19.9 15 1-19:07.8 12 1-38:49.1 8 19:47.2 10 20:02.6 =8 19:47.9 5 19:41.3 9 20:03.9 10
11 Melissa Gorman 26 Australia AUS 1-58:53.1 19:22.6 2 39:11.6 6 59:17.2 11 1-19:03.7 6 1-38:45.2 7 19:49.0 16 20:05.6 =20 19:46.5 2 19:41.5 10 20:07.9 12
12 Karla Šitić 20 Croatia CRO 1-58:54.7 19:28.5 18 39:19.4 21 59:25.0 23 1-19:16.7 19 1-38:52.5 =12 19:50.9 21 20:05.6 =20 19:51.7 13 19:35.8 6 20:02.2 9
13 Yumi Kida 27 Japan JPN 1-58:59.1 19:28.4 17 39:14.8 13 59:13.6 5 1-19:06.6 11 1-38:53.8 14 19:46.4 =5 19:58.8 1 19:53.0 16 19:47.2 14 20:05.3 11
14 Yanel Pinto 23 Venezuela VEN 1-59:05.8 19:26.5 =12 39:17.8 =18 59:21.8 19 1-19:08.8 13 1-38:55.1 15 19:51.3 22 20:04.0 14 19:47.0 3 19:46.3 13 20:10.7 14
15 Natalia Charłos 19 Poland POL 1-59:58.7 19:26.3 11 39:14.0 10 59:13.9 6 1-19:06.0 9 1-38:51.2 11 19:47.7 =12 19:59.9 2 19:52.1 14 19:45.2 12 21:07.5 15
16 Heidi Gan 23 Malaysia MAS 2-00:45.0 19:25.1 =8 39:14.6 12 59:17.4 12 1-19:12.4 15 1-39:12.5 16 19:49.5 17 20:02.8 10 19:55.0 19 20:00.1 16 21:32.5 16
17 Cecilia Biagioli 27 Argentina ARG 2-01:02.2 19:24.9 6 39:16.3 16 59:23.3 22 1-19:24.7 22 1-39:26.9 17 19:51.4 23 20:07.0 23 20:01.4 21 20:02.2 17 21:35.3 17
18 Zsofia Balazs 22 Canada CAN 2-01:17.8 19:26.1 10 39:13.7 9 59:19.3 14 1-19:12.7 16 1-39:41.2 18 19:47.6 11 20:05.6 =20 19:53.4 17 20:28.5 18 21:36.6 18
19 Swann Oberson 25 Switzerland SUI 2-01:38.0 19:28.2 =15 39:17.8 =18 59:20.8 17 1-19:14.6 18 1-39:43.3 19 19:49.6 18 20:03.0 12 19:53.8 18 20:28.7 19 21:54.7 19
20 Natasha Tang 19 Hong Kong HKG 2-02:33.4 19:29.5 21 39:20.2 23 59:23.1 21 1-19:23.6 21 1-39:56.7 20 19:50.7 =19 20:02.9 11 20:00.5 20 20:33.1 20 22:36.7 21
21 Lizeth Rueda 18 Mexico MEX 2-02:46.1 19:28.9 20 39:19.6 22 59:22.2 20 1-19:14.5 17 1-40:21.9 21 19:50.7 =19 20:02.6 =8 19:52.3 15 21:07.4 21 22:24.2 20
22 Marianna Lymberta 33 Greece GRE 2-04:26.5 19:29.7 22 39:17.8 =18 59:21.7 18 1-19:27.5 23 1-41:08.3 22 19:48.1 14 20:03.9 13 20:05.8 23 21:40.8 22 23:18.2 22
AC Poliana Okimoto 29 Brazil BRA 19:28.0 14 39:15.7 15 59:20.5 16 1-19:22.3 20 19:47.7 =12 20:04.8 =16 20:01.8 22 DNF
AC Jessica Roux 19 South Africa RSA 19:41.3 24 40:20.8 24 1-01:58.3 24 20:39.5 24 21:37.0 24 DNF