Open water swimming at the 1998 World Aquatics Championships

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1998 FINA
World Championships

Australia Perth, Australia
Diving
1 m men women
3 m men women
10 m men women
Open Water
5 km men women
25 km men women
Team 5K 25K
Swimming
Freestyle
50 m   men   women  
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
200 m men women
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men women
Medley relay
4×100 m men women
Synchronised Swimming
Solo women
Duet women
Team women
Water Polo
Team men women

The Open Water Swimming events at the 8th FINA World Championships swam in ocean off of Perth, Australia on January 6 and 11, 1998. The discipline featured 4 events: a 5-kilometer race, or "5K", for males and females, and a 25-kilometer race (25K) for males and females. It was the first time the 5K was raced a World Championships.[1] The races featured 80 swimmers from 26 nations.[1]

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
5K
  details
Aleksey Akatyev
   Russia
55:18.6 Ky Hurst
   Australia
55:24.9 Luca Baldini
   Italy
55:37.4
25K
  details
Aleksey Akatyev
   Russia
5:05:42.1 David Meca
   Spain
5:07:22.9 Gabriel Chaillou
   Argentina
5:07:52.6

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
5K
  details
Erica Rose
   USA
59:23.5 Edith van Dijk
   Netherlands
1:00:58.5 Peggy Büchse
   Germany
1:01:05.8
25K
  details
Tobie Smith
   USA
5:31:20.1 Peggy Büchse
   Germany
5:32:19.2 Edith van Dijk
   Netherlands
5:38.06.9

Team[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
5K
  details
 USA
John Flanagan
Austin Ramirez
Erica Rose
2:52:12.2  Russia
Aleksey Akatyev
Evgueni Bezroutchenko
Olga Gouseva
2:52:16.7  Italy
Luca Baldini
Fabio Venturini
Valeria Casprini
2:52:41.6
25K
  details
 Italy
Claudio Gargaro
Fabrizio Pescatori
Valeria Casprini
16:10:18.2  Australia
Grant Robinson
Mark Saliba
Tracey Knowles
16:22:54.3  USA
Tobie Smith
Nathan Stooke
Chuck Wiley
16:46:13.3

Medal standings[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  USA 3 - 1 4
2  Russia 2 1 - 3
3  Italy 1 - 2 3
4  Australia - 2 - 2
5  Germany - 1 1 2
5  Netherlands - 1 1 2
6  Spain - 1 - 1
7  Argentina - - 1 1
Total 6 6 6 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b HistoFINA: Open Water Swimming. Updated by FINA in February 2013; retrieved 2013-06-03.