Germany’s Florian Wellbrock. World champion Florian Wellbrock of Germany puts in a commanding performance to win. First men’s 10k marathon swimming Olympic title by 25 seconds guarding winner Ferry Weertman of the Netherlands seventh.
Florian Wellbrock of Germany won gold within the men’s 10km marathon swimming race at the Olympic Diversions Tokyo 2020.
The 23-year-old German swimmer touched in 1:48:33.7 – 25.3 seconds a few times as of late Hungary’s Kristof Rasovszky in 1:48:59.0.
Gregorio Paltrinieri of Italy took bronze in 1:49:01.1. He gets to be the primary Italian man to win an Olympic decoration in marathon swimming.
The guarding winner from the Olympic Recreations in Rio in 2016, Ship Weertman of the Netherlands, finished seventh.
Wellbrock presently has an Olympic gold medal from his Olympic games. To the world championship titles, he won in 2019 in Gwangju, Republic of Korea.
He is the as it were swimmer to win a gold medal in both the pool and open water swimming at world championships. He won gold within the 10km open water swim and afterward won the 1500m occasion within the pool in Gwangju.
“The primary 7km was truly simple,” said Wellbrock on leading almost the whole race. “The water wasn’t truly warm, so then I keep up the pace and the last leg was horrible.
“The temperature today was the biggest competitor. I beat it and I beat everything in this race.”
Wellbrock drove the race at Odaiba Marine Stop from the start and was never outside of the top two.
At the halfway point, his lead was 4.2 seconds over Rasovszky. Who tried also to keep the German inside touching remove as the race progressed.
With 500 meters to go, Wellbrock’s lead had expanded to 16.3 seconds as he pushed for domestic.
He powered on to extend the lead to more than 25 seconds by the end as the temperature rose in Tokyo.
By winning the open water occasion. Wellbrock completed a comparative record to the one he did make at the 2019 world championships.
Germany’s Florian Wellbrock
Wellbrock also won a bronze within the 1500m free-form within the pool, nearby his 10km marathon gold.
Paltrinieri moreover completed a similar medal double. He won the bronze within the 10km open water swimming occasion and also a silver award within the 800m free-form within the pool.
This makes them the moment and third swimmers to win an award within the pool and also marathon swimming at one Olympic Games.
Tunisia’s Oussama Mellouli
The first was Tunisia’s Oussama Mellouli, who won gold within the 10km marathon swim and also bronze within the 1500m free-form at the Olympic Diversions in London in 2012.