2019 FINA WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS – OPEN WATER
- July 13th-19th, 2019
- Yeosu Expo Ocean Park, South Korea
- Women’s 25km race
- Men’s 25km race
- Full Recap
Tough conditions faced the swimmers in the final two open water races of the 2019 FINA World Championships, the 25km. With the race lasting nearly 5 hours, these swimmers endured torrential rain and strong winds. These conditions, ironically, allowed the two champions from the men’s and women’s races to swim over 10 minutes faster than the 2017 winners.
Among the winners was Brazilian Ana Marcela Cunha, who snagged her 2nd gold medal of the championships after winning the 5k earlier and earning her 4th gold in this race out of 5 appearances. Cunha was accompanied by top 4 finishers German Finnia Wunram and French teammates Lara Grangeon and Lisa Pou, distancing more than 3 minutes away from the rest of the field.