2008 FINA World Open Water Swimming Championships

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The 5th FINA World Open Water Swimming Championships were held May 3-8, 2008 in Seville, Spain.[1] The races were held on a 2.5-kilometer loop-course in the Guadalquivir river in the city center.

A total of 165 swimmers (81 females, 84 males) were entered into the 6 races at the 2008 Open Water Worlds:[1]

  • Saturday, May 3: women's 10K
  • Sunday, May 4: men's 10K
  • Tuesday, May 6: women's 5K, men's 5K
  • Thursday, May 8: women's 25K, men's 25K
2008 FINA
Open Water Worlds
5K men's 5K
women 5K
10K men's 10K
women's 10K
25K men's 25K
women's 25K

The 10K races served as the initial qualifier for the 10K race at the 2008 Olympics.

Results[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Women's 5K
  details
Larisa Ilchenko
  Russia Russia
1:00:04.6 Ekaterina Seliverstova
  Russia Russia
1:00:07.8 Chloe Sutton
  United States USA
1:00:09.9
Men's 5K
  details
Thomas Lurz
  Germany Germany
54:57.3 Vladimir Dyatchin
  Russia Russia
54:58.8 Maarten van der Weijden
  Netherlands Netherlands
54:59.8
Women's 10K
  details
Larisa Ilchenko
  Russia Russia
2:02:02.7 Cassandra Patten
  United Kingdom Great Britain
2:02:05.8 Yurema Requena
  Spain Spain
2:02:07.2
Men's 10K
  details
Vladimir Dyatchin
  Russia Russia
1:53:21.0 David Davies
  United Kingdom Great Britain
1:53:21.3 Thomas Lurz
  Germany Germany
1:53:27.2
Women's 25K
  details
Ksenia Popova
  Russia Russia
5:27:48.2 Edith van Dijk
  Netherlands Netherlands
5:27:50.3 Natalya Pankina
  Russia Russia
5:27:53.9
Men's 25K
  details
Maarten van der Weijden
  Netherlands Netherlands
5:04:01.1 Mark Warkentin
  United States USA
5:04:01.6 Yuri Kudinov
  Russia Russia
5:04:02.4

Team standings[edit]

The Championship Trophy point standing for the 2008 Open Water Worlds is:[2]

Rank Nation Men Women Combined
1  Russia 63 84 147
2  Netherlands 48 30 78
3  Germany 42 14 56
4  USA 34 14 48
5  Spain 15 24 39
6  Australia 17 21 38
7  Great Britain 16 21 37
8  Czech Republic 3 21 24
9  Italy 15 6 21
10  France 2 16 18
11  Egypt 16 0 16
12  China 0 14 14
13  South Africa 0 12 12
13  Bulgaria 12 0 12
15  Brazil 0 11 11
16  Slovenia 0 8 8
17  Greece 4 0 4
17  Israel 4 0 4
19  Canada 3 0 3
19  Belgium 3 0 3
21  Sweden 0 1 1

The following 17 countries are listed in a tie for 22nd, with zero (0) points:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2008 Open Water Worlds results page from OmegaTiming.com (official timer of the event); retrieved 2009-08-15.
  2. ^ 2008 Open Water Worlds: Standings. Published by OmegaTiming.com on 2008-05-08; retrieved 2009-08-15.