2016 EUROPEAN OPEN WATER SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Hoorn, Netherlands
- July 10th-14th, 2016
- Full meet results
Italy’s Martina Grimaldi won gold in the women’s 25K, one of three Italian medals between the men’s and women’s 25K, to help the Italian team dominate the final medal table at the 2016 European Open Water Championships.
Grimaldi finished in 5:26:47.8, beating Russia’s Olga Kozydub by two seconds for gold. That gave Italy its 3rd gold and 7th total medal over the 7 event competition, almost doubling the next-best country.
Italy also won gold in the women’s 10K with Rachele Bruni (who tied for the win with France’s Aurelie Muller) and in the team 5K with Bruni, Simone Ruffini and Federico Vanelli.
The Italian delegation also got a bronze from Arianna Bridi in the women’s 10K, a silver from Vanelli in the men’s 5K and a pair of medals in the men’s 25K.
That race was won by France’s Axel Reymond in 5:02:22.0. He crushed the field by more than three and a half minutes, but Italy’s Matteo Furlan (5:06:07.5) and Edoardo Stochino (5:09:19.4) swept the silver and bronze medals.
Reymond’s efforts helped France earn second in the overall medal tally. His gold combined with Muller’s made France the only other nation with more than one gold for the meet. The French team also took a pair of bronzes to sit second with 4 total medals.
Here’s a look at the final medal standings from the event: