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Swimming at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Women'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 15, 2016
Date Finished: August 15, 2016
Format: Final only.

Gold: NED Sharon van Rouwendaal
Silver: ITA Rachele Bruni
Bronze: BRA Poliana Okimoto

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 complaints from the competitors.

There were 26 swimmers in perfectly calm water conditions. [Sharon van Rouwendaal] of the Netherlands, the 2015 World Championship runner-up, took the lead at the halfway mark and won easily, by over 17 seconds. Second-place was tightly fought, as Italian [Rachele Bruni] came to the line almost even with the 2015 World Champion [Aurélie Muller] of France. Muller appeared to pull on Bruni’s arm as the Italian tried to touch the finishing board, and Muller was disqualified, giving Bruni the silver medal. This gave bronze to Brazil’s [Poliana Okimota], two seconds behind second, but 23 seconds ahead of fourth-placed [Xin Xin] of China.

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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 Sharon van Rouwendaal 22 Netherlands NED Gold 1-56:32.1 30:53.1 12 1-01:00.2 6 1-29:29.5 5 30:07.1 11 28:29.3 2 27:02.6 1
2 Rachele Bruni 25 Italy ITA Silver 1-56:49.5 1-01:04.0 11 1-29:33.4 6 28:29.4 1 27:16.1 2
3 Poliana Okimoto 33 Brazil BRA Bronze 1-56:51.4 30:53.1 12 7 1-29:34.5 27:16.9 3
4 Xin Xin 19 China CHN 1-57:14.4 1-01:06.3 17 1-29:36.1 8 28:29.8 2 27:38.3 5
5 Haley Anderson 24 United States USA 1-57:20.2 30:57.9 20 1-01:03.6 9 1-29:46.3 20 30:05.7 10 28:42.7 9 27:33.9 4
6 Isabelle Härle 28 Germany GER 1-57:22.1 1-01:03.6 9 1-29:39.4 14 28:35.8 3 27:42.7 7
7 Keri-Anne Payne 28 Great Britain GBR 1-57:23.9 30:54.2 16 1-01:07.6 19 1-29:39.0 13 30:13.4 17 28:31.4 3 27:44.9 8
8 Anastasiya Krapivina 21 Russia RUS 1-57:25.9 1-01:04.4 13 1-29:40.7 15 28:36.3 5 27:45.2 9
9 Samantha Arévalo 21 Ecuador ECU 1-57:27.2 30:57.9 20 21 1-29:47.3 27:39.9 6
10 Ana Marcela Cunha 24 Brazil BRA 1-57:29.0 30:51.6 11 1-01:06.1 15 1-29:38.4 11 30:14.5 18 28:32.3 4 27:50.6 11
11 Kelly Araouzou 25 Greece GRE 1-57:31.6 31:01.1 24 1-01:13.0 25 1-29:37.8 10 30:11.9 14 28:24.8 1 27:53.8 12
12 Yumi Kida 31 Japan JPN 1-57:35.2 1-01:07.6 19 1-29:45.4 19 28:37.8 6 27:49.8 10
13 Éva Risztov 30 Hungary HUN 1-57:42.8 1-01:01.1 7 1-29:37.0 9 28:35.9 4 28:05.8 14
14 Anna Olasz 22 Hungary HUN 1-57:45.5 30:58.2 23 1-01:01.7 8 1-29:40.8 16 30:03.5 9 28:39.1 6 28:04.7 13
15 Chelsea Lea Gubecka 17 Australia AUS 1-58:12.7 30:53.2 14 1-01:06.5 18 1-29:48.6 22 30:13.3 16 28:42.1 8 28:24.1 15
16 Špela Perše 19 Slovenia SLO 1-58:59.6 1-01:08.1 21
17 Erika Villaécija 32 Spain ESP 1-59:04.8 1-01:09.0 22
18 Michelle Weber 19 South Africa RSA 1-59:05.0 30:53.8 15 1-01:06.2 16 1-29:43.1 17 30:12.4 15 28:36.9 5 29:21.9 18
19 Jana Pechanová 35 Czech Republic CZE 1-59:07.7 1-30:12.6 25
20 Paola Pérez 25 Venezuela VEN 1-59:07.7 30:55.7 17 1-01:10.8 23 30:15.1 19
21 Heidi Gan 27 Malaysia MAS 1-59:07.9 1-01:10.8 23 1-30:00.9 24 28:50.1 8 29:07.0 16
22 Joanna Zachoszcz 23 Poland POL 1-59:20.4 30:58.1 22 1-29:59.1 23 29:21.3 17
23 Stephanie Horner 27 Canada CAN 1-59:22.1 30:55.7 17 1-01:04.0 11 1-29:44.8 18 30:08.3 13 28:40.8 7 29:37.3 19
24 Vânia Neves 25 Portugal POR 2-01:39.3 30:57.7 19 1-01:05.0 14 30:07.3 12
25 Reem Kassem 20 Egypt EGY 2-05:19.1 26 1-01:13.4 1-32:42.5 26 31:29.1 20 32:36.6 20
AC Aurélie Muller 26 France FRA 5 [1-00:59.3] [1-29:38.7] 12 [28:39.4] 7 DQ