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Swimming at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's 10 kilometres Open Water

Swimming at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:

Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Fort Copacabana, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 16, 2016
Date Finished: August 16, 2016
Format: Final only.

Gold: NED Ferry Weertman
Silver: GRE Spyros Gianniotis
Bronze: FRA Marc-Antoine Olivier

Summary

Much of the pre-race discussion about this event concerned the water quality in Fort Copacabana bay. There were complaints of bacterial and viral infestation and the media made it a huge topic coming into the Rio Olympics. In the end the Organizing Committee cleaned up the water and there were no major complaints from the competitors.

There were 26 starters, led by 2015 World Champion [Jordan Wilimovsky] of the USA, 2015 World runner-up [Ferry Weertman] of the Netherlands, and the defending gold medalist, [Oussama Mellouli] of Tunisia. The race was very tight as Weertman came to the line and won the gold medal in a photo finish over Greece’s [Spyridon Gianniotis], with another photo needed to settle bronze between France’s [Marc-Antoine Oliver] and China’s [Zu Lijun], with Oliver getting the nod. Jack Burnell (GBR) was also in that photo for bronze medal but he was disqualified for interfering with Mellouli near the line. Wilimovsky was a few seconds back in fifth place, while Mellouli finished 12th.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T L1T L1R L2T L2R L3T L3R L2S L2SR L3S L3SR L4S L4SR
1 Ferry Weertman 24 Netherlands NED Gold 1-52:59.8 29:47.2 19 58:21.8 10 1-26:01.1 15 28:34.6 5 27:39.3 14 26:58.7 1
2 Spyros Gianniotis 36 Greece GRE Silver 1-52:59.8 29:48.7 22 58:26.9 21 1-26:00.4 13 28:38.2 13 27:33.5 =4 26:59.4 3
3 Marc-Antoine Olivier 20 France FRA Bronze 1-53:02.0 29:46.1 18 58:14.6 2 1-25:57.2 5 28:28.5 2 27:42.6 21 27:04.8 8
4 Zu Lijun 26 China CHN 1-53:02.0 29:46.0 17 58:28.9 24 1-26:03.2 21 28:42.9 23 27:34.3 6 26:58.8 2
5 Jordan Wilimovsky 22 United States USA 1-53:03.2 29:48.4 20 58:24.7 17 1-25:56.3 3 28:36.3 8 27:31.6 1 27:06.9 10
6 Simone Ruffini 26 Italy ITA 1-53:03.5 29:43.4 8 58:19.0 6 1-25:58.5 7 28:35.6 7 27:39.5 15 27:05.0 9
7 Federico Vanelli 25 Italy ITA 1-53:03.9 29:41.0 5 58:18.2 5 1-25:59.1 8 28:37.2 11 27:40.9 19 27:04.8 7
8 Yasunari Hirai 26 Japan JPN 1-53:04.6 29:48.6 21 58:28.3 22 1-26:01.2 16 28:39.7 19 27:32.9 =2 27:03.4 5
9 Christian Reichert 31 Germany GER 1-53:04.7 29:49.9 23 58:26.4 20 1-25:59.9 12 28:36.5 9 27:33.5 =4 27:04.8 6
10 Chad Ho 26 South Africa RSA 1-53:04.8 29:45.7 14 58:25.8 19 1-26:02.5 20 28:40.1 20 27:36.7 10 27:02.3 4
11 Yevgeny Drattsev 33 Russia RUS 1-53:04.8 29:43.4 8 58:17.3 3 1-25:57.9 6 28:33.9 3 27:40.6 18 27:06.9 11
12 Oussama Mellouli 32 Tunisia TUN 1-53:06.1 29:39.3 2 58:17.9 4 1-25:55.4 2 28:38.6 16 27:37.5 11 27:10.7 13
13 Márk Papp 22 Hungary HUN 1-53:11.7 29:40.1 3 58:24.0 15 1-26:01.9 19 28:43.9 24 27:37.9 13 27:09.8 12
14 Sean Ryan 23 United States USA 1-53:15.5 29:44.2 11 58:23.8 13 1-25:59.8 11 28:39.6 18 27:36.0 9 27:15.7 16
15 Ventsislav Aydarski 25 Bulgaria BUL 1-53:16.1 29:45.9 15 58:23.0 12 1-26:00.8 14 28:37.1 10 27:37.8 12 27:15.3 15
16 Esteban Enderica 25 Ecuador ECU 1-53:16.2 29:50.4 24 58:28.4 23 1-26:03.4 22 28:38.0 12 27:35.0 7 27:12.8 14
17 Richard Weinberger 26 Canada CAN 1-53:16.4 29:45.4 13 58:23.8 13 1-25:56.7 4 28:38.4 14 27:32.9 =2 27:19.7 19
18 Allan do Carmo 27 Brazil BRA 1-53:16.4 29:45.3 12 58:19.5 7 1-25:59.7 9 28:34.2 4 27:40.2 16 27:16.7 17
19 Kane Radford 25 New Zealand NZL 1-53:18.7 29:45.9 15 58:21.4 9 1-26:01.8 18 28:35.5 6 27:40.4 17 27:16.9 18
20 Richard Nagy 23 Slovakia SVK 1-53:35.4 29:43.3 7 58:24.0 15 1-25:59.7 9 28:40.7 21 27:35.7 8 27:35.7 20
21 Jarrod Poort 21 Australia AUS 1-53:40.7 28:41.7 1 56:58.3 1 1-25:15.0 1 28:16.6 1 28:16.7 22 28:25.7 21
22 Erwin Maldonado 33 Venezuela VEN 1-54:33.6 29:40.7 4 58:20.0 8 1-26:01.4 17 28:39.3 17 27:41.4 20 28:32.2 22
23 Marwan El-Amrawy 21 Egypt EGY 1-59:17.2 29:43.2 6 58:25.3 18 1-27:30.6 23 28:42.1 22 29:05.3 23 31:46.6 23
AC Vitaly Khudyakov 21 Kazakhstan KAZ [29:43.7] 10 [58:22.2] 11 [28:38.5] 15 DQ
AC Jack Burnell 23 Great Britain GBR [1-53:02.0] DQ