Dearing, Rasovszky Win Open Water Junior Titles in Women’s, Men’s 10K

2016 OPEN WATER JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

The women’s 18-19 open water 10km at this morning’s Open Water Junior World Championships in Hoorn, Netherlands came down to Hungary’s Nikoletta Kiss and Great Britain’s Alice Dearing at the finish.

Nineteen-year-old Dearing won the battle for gold in 2:04:25.1, with Kiss coming in just behind with 2:04:25.6.

Russia’s Valeriia Ermakova and Italy’s Alisia Tettamanzi were also in the mix; Ermakova took third in 2:04:27.0, and Tettamanzi hit fourth with 2:04:31.9.

Meanwhile, in the men’s competition, Kristoff Rasovszky dominated the field, finishing over thirty seconds ahead of the competition with 1:53:01.7

Also under 1:53, but all well behind Rasovszky, were China’s Qiao Zhongyi (1:53:32.0), Italy’s Andrea Manzi (1:53:36.9), and Germany’s Thore Bermel (1:53:44.0).

The top eight in each event are below:

Men

POS BIB NAT SURNAME AND NAME BORN TIME GAP POINTS
1 23  HUN RASOVSZKY Kristof 27 MAR 1997 1:53:01.7 18
2 11  CHN QIAO Zhongyi 11 JAN 1998 1:53:32.0 30.3 16
3 24  ITA MANZI Andrea 27 NOV 1997 1:53:36.9 35.2 14
4 8  GER BERMEL Thore 17 JUN 1998 1:53:44.0 42.3 12
5 16  RUS BELYAEV Kirill 27 AUG 1997 1:54:08.0 1:06.3 10
6 7  AUS EDWARDS Kai 13 SEP 1998 1:54:08.5 1:06.8 8
7 21  ISR RODITI Matan 06 OCT 1998 1:54:08.8 1:07.1 6
8 2  HUN NOVOSZATH Tamas 19 OCT 1997 1:54:16.6 1:14.9 5

Women

POS BIB NAT SURNAME AND NAME BORN TIME GAP POINTS
1 59  GBR DEARING Alice 23 APR 1997 2:04:25.1 18
2 56  HUN KISS Nikoletta 29 APR 1997 2:04:25.6 0.5 16
3 69  RUS ERMAKOVA Valeriia 08 DEC 1997 2:04:27.0 1.9 14
4 65  ITA TETTAMANZI Alisia 08 FEB 1997 2:04:31.9 6.8 12
5 72  AUS THOMPSON Sarah 12 OCT 1998 2:04:45.7 20.6 10
6 62  HUN FARKAS Adel 31 JUL 1998 2:05:01.6 36.5 8
7 75  CHN NIU Xiaoxiao 16 SEP 1997 2:05:36.1 1:11.0 6
8 74  NED STEL Serena 30 NOV 1998 2:05:40.8 1:15.7 5

Still to swim today are the 4 x 1.25km relays in the 14-16 and under 19 age groups.

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G.I.N.A.

Ridiculous for young shoulders to swim 10ks. That is equal to running a marathon.

KDSwim

I would not call 18/19 Young shoulders. 14/15 5k, 16/17 7.5k, 18/19 10k.

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