2018 LEN EUROPEAN AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Rasovszky, who won the men’s 5k and had an incredibly close photo finish loss to Weertman in the 10k finished off his incredible competition with a win in the men’s 25k on Sunday, clocking a time of 4:57:53.5 to edge out Russian Kirill Belyaev (4:57:54.6) and Italian Matteo Furlan (4:57:55.8).
In the women’s race, Arianna Bridi of Italy denied van Rouwendaal of the four gold medal sweep, beating her out by one-tenth of a second. Bridi recorded a time of 5:19:34.6 to van Rouwnedaal’s 5:19:34.7. France’s Lara Grangeon won bronze in 5:19:42.9, with the rest of the field a minute and a half behind her.
After winning both the 5 and 10k events, van Rouwendaal teamed up with Esmee Vermeulen, Pepijn Smits and Weertman to win the 5k Mixed Team Relay the day prior to the 25k (Saturday) in a time of 52:35.0.
Russian Denis Adeev had the quickest male lead-off split in 12:34.1, and Spain’s Paula Ruiz Bravo had the fastest female split in 13:14.5 (most teams had a woman go first). The quickest non-lead-offs came from van Rouwendaal (13:23.7) and France’s Marc-Antoine Olivier (12:36.8).