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10 kilometres Open Water, Men

Date16 August 2016 — 09:00
StatusOlympic
LocationForte de Copacabana, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro
Participants25 from 23 countries
FormatFinal only.

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.

PosNrSwimmerNOCTimeLap 1Lap 2Lap 3
113Ferry WeertmanNED1-52:59.829:47.2 (19)
28:34.6 (5)
58:21.8 (10)
27:39.3 (14)
1-26:01.1 (15)
26:58.7 (1)
Gold
219Spyros GianniotisGRE1-52:59.829:48.7 (22)
28:38.2 (13)
58:26.9 (21)
27:33.5 (=4)
1-26:00.4 (13)
26:59.4 (3)
Silver
33Marc-Antoine OlivierFRA1-53:02.029:46.1 (18)
28:28.5 (2)
58:14.6 (2)
27:42.6 (21)
1-25:57.2 (5)
27:04.8 (8)
Bronze
416Zu LijunCHN1-53:02.029:46.0 (17)
28:42.9 (23)
58:28.9 (24)
27:34.3 (6)
1-26:03.2 (21)
26:58.8 (2)
524Jordan WilimovskyUSA1-53:03.229:48.4 (20)
28:36.3 (8)
58:24.7 (17)
27:31.6 (1)
1-25:56.3 (3)
27:06.9 (10)
611Simone RuffiniITA1-53:03.529:43.4 (8)
28:35.6 (7)
58:19.0 (6)
27:39.5 (15)
1-25:58.5 (7)
27:05.0 (9)
722Federico VanelliITA1-53:03.929:41.0 (5)
28:37.2 (11)
58:18.2 (5)
27:40.9 (19)
1-25:59.1 (8)
27:04.8 (7)
817Yasunari HiraiJPN1-53:04.629:48.6 (21)
28:39.7 (19)
58:28.3 (22)
27:32.9 (=2)
1-26:01.2 (16)
27:03.4 (5)
97Christian ReichertGER1-53:04.729:49.9 (23)
28:36.5 (9)
58:26.4 (20)
27:33.5 (=4)
1-25:59.9 (12)
27:04.8 (6)
106Chad HoRSA1-53:04.829:45.7 (14)
28:40.1 (20)
58:25.8 (19)
27:36.7 (10)
1-26:02.5 (20)
27:02.3 (4)
115Yevgeny DrattsevRUS1-53:04.829:43.4 (8)
28:33.9 (3)
58:17.3 (3)
27:40.6 (18)
1-25:57.9 (6)
27:06.9 (11)
129Oussama MellouliTUN1-53:06.129:39.3 (2)
28:38.6 (16)
58:17.9 (4)
27:37.5 (11)
1-25:55.4 (2)
27:10.7 (13)
134Márk PappHUN1-53:11.729:40.1 (3)
28:43.9 (24)
58:24.0 (15)
27:37.9 (13)
1-26:01.9 (19)
27:09.8 (12)
142Sean RyanUSA1-53:15.529:44.2 (11)
28:39.6 (18)
58:23.8 (13)
27:36.0 (9)
1-25:59.8 (11)
27:15.7 (16)
1510Ventsislav AydarskiBUL1-53:16.129:45.9 (15)
28:37.1 (10)
58:23.0 (12)
27:37.8 (12)
1-26:00.8 (14)
27:15.3 (15)
1612Esteban EndericaECU1-53:16.229:50.4 (24)
28:38.0 (12)
58:28.4 (23)
27:35.0 (7)
1-26:03.4 (22)
27:12.8 (14)
1725Richard WeinbergerCAN1-53:16.429:45.4 (13)
28:38.4 (14)
58:23.8 (13)
27:32.9 (=2)
1-25:56.7 (4)
27:19.7 (19)
1823Allan do CarmoBRA1-53:16.429:45.3 (12)
28:34.2 (4)
58:19.5 (7)
27:40.2 (16)
1-25:59.7 (9)
27:16.7 (17)
1921Kane RadfordNZL1-53:18.729:45.9 (15)
28:35.5 (6)
58:21.4 (9)
27:40.4 (17)
1-26:01.8 (18)
27:16.9 (18)
201Richard NagySVK1-53:35.429:43.3 (7)
28:40.7 (21)
58:24.0 (15)
27:35.7 (8)
1-25:59.7 (9)
27:35.7 (20)
218Jarrod PoortAUS1-53:40.728:41.7 (1)
28:16.6 (1)
56:58.3 (1)
28:16.7 (22)
1-25:15.0 (1)
28:25.7 (21)
2218Erwin MaldonadoVEN1-54:33.629:40.7 (4)
28:39.3 (17)
58:20.0 (8)
27:41.4 (20)
1-26:01.4 (17)
28:32.2 (22)
2320Marwan El-AmrawyEGY1-59:17.229:43.2 (6)
28:42.1 (22)
58:25.3 (18)
29:05.3 (23)
1-27:30.6 (23)
31:46.6 (23)
AC14Vitaly KhudyakovKAZ29:43.7 (10)
28:38.5 (15)
58:22.2 (11)
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DQ1
AC15Jack BurnellGBR1-53:02.0– (–)
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DQ2