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10 kilometres Open Water, Women

Date15 August 2016 — 09:00
StatusOlympic
LocationForte de Copacabana, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro
Participants26 from 24 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 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.

PosNrSwimmerNOCTimeLap 1Lap 2Lap 3
123Sharon van RouwendaalNED1-56:32.130:53.1 (12)
30:07.1 (11)
1-01:00.2 (6)
28:29.3 (2)
1-29:29.5 (5)
27:02.6 (1)
Gold
226Rachele BruniITA1-56:49.5– (–)
28:29.4 (1)
1-01:04.0 (11)
– (–)
1-29:33.4 (6)
27:16.1 (2)
Silver1
34Poliana OkimotoBRA1-56:51.430:53.1 (12)
– (–)
– (7)
– (–)
1-29:34.5 (–)
27:16.9 (3)
Bronze
415Xin XinCHN1-57:14.4– (–)
28:29.8 (2)
1-01:06.3 (17)
– (–)
1-29:36.1 (8)
27:38.3 (5)
59Haley AndersonUSA1-57:20.230:57.9 (20)
30:05.7 (10)
1-01:03.6 (9)
28:42.7 (9)
1-29:46.3 (20)
27:33.9 (4)
621Isabelle HärleGER1-57:22.1– (–)
28:35.8 (3)
1-01:03.6 (9)
– (–)
1-29:39.4 (14)
27:42.7 (7)
77Keri-Anne PayneGBR1-57:23.930:54.2 (16)
30:13.4 (17)
1-01:07.6 (19)
28:31.4 (3)
1-29:39.0 (13)
27:44.9 (8)
88Anastasiya KrapivinaRUS1-57:25.9– (–)
28:36.3 (5)
1-01:04.4 (13)
– (–)
1-29:40.7 (15)
27:45.2 (9)
917Samantha ArévaloECU1-57:27.230:57.9 (20)
– (–)
– (21)
– (–)
1-29:47.3 (–)
27:39.9 (6)
1024Ana Marcela CunhaBRA1-57:29.030:51.6 (11)
30:14.5 (18)
1-01:06.1 (15)
28:32.3 (4)
1-29:38.4 (11)
27:50.6 (11)
1116Kelly AraouzouGRE1-57:31.631:01.1 (24)
30:11.9 (14)
1-01:13.0 (25)
28:24.8 (1)
1-29:37.8 (10)
27:53.8 (12)
123Yumi KidaJPN1-57:35.2– (–)
28:37.8 (6)
1-01:07.6 (19)
– (–)
1-29:45.4 (19)
27:49.8 (10)
1313Éva RisztovHUN1-57:42.8– (–)
28:35.9 (4)
1-01:01.1 (7)
– (–)
1-29:37.0 (9)
28:05.8 (14)
146Anna OlaszHUN1-57:45.530:58.2 (23)
30:03.5 (9)
1-01:01.7 (8)
28:39.1 (6)
1-29:40.8 (16)
28:04.7 (13)
1518Chelsea GubeckaAUS1-58:12.730:53.2 (14)
30:13.3 (16)
1-01:06.5 (18)
28:42.1 (8)
1-29:48.6 (22)
28:24.1 (15)
1612Špela PeršeSLO1-58:59.6– (–)
– (–)
1-01:08.1 (21)
– (–)
– (–)
– (–)
172Erika VillaécijaESP1-59:04.8– (–)
– (–)
1-01:09.0 (22)
– (–)
– (–)
– (–)
1819Michelle WeberRSA1-59:05.030:53.8 (15)
30:12.4 (15)
1-01:06.2 (16)
28:36.9 (5)
1-29:43.1 (17)
29:21.9 (18)
1910Jana PechanováCZE1-59:07.7– (–)
– (–)
– (–)
– (–)
1-30:12.6 (25)
– (–)
2014Paola PérezVEN1-59:07.730:55.7 (17)
30:15.1 (19)
1-01:10.8 (23)
– (–)
– (–)
– (–)
211Heidi GanMAS1-59:07.9– (–)
28:50.1 (8)
1-01:10.8 (23)
– (–)
1-30:00.9 (24)
29:07.0 (16)
2211Joanna ZachoszczPOL1-59:20.430:58.1 (22)
– (–)
– (–)
– (–)
1-29:59.1 (23)
29:21.3 (17)
235Stephanie HornerCAN1-59:22.130:55.7 (17)
30:08.3 (13)
1-01:04.0 (11)
28:40.8 (7)
1-29:44.8 (18)
29:37.3 (19)
2425Vânia NevesPOR2-01:39.330:57.7 (19)
30:07.3 (12)
1-01:05.0 (14)
– (–)
– (–)
– (–)
2520Reem KassemEGY2-05:19.1– (26)
31:29.1 (20)
1-01:13.4 (–)
– (–)
1-32:42.5 (26)
32:36.6 (20)
AC22Aurélie MullerFRA– (5)
28:39.4 (7)
1-00:59.3 (–)
– (–)
1-29:38.7 (12)
– (–)
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