Marathon Swimming Schedule

Marathon Swimming Schedule – RIO Olympics 2016

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The most adventurous and exciting game in Rio Olympic 2016 is Marathon Swimming. Marathon swimming is a class of open water swimming defined by long distances at least 10 kilometers and traditional rules based in English Channel swimming. Marathon Swimming started in Olympic in 2008 in Beijing as a part of the swimming competition. But from the Rio Olympic 2016, it is going to start as its own discipline with men’s and women’s events. The open-water marathon swimming will be held on 15 and 16 August in Fort Copacabana. In Marathon Swimming at Rio Olympic 2016, there is total 25 swimmers are going to take place. The swimmer has been selected from different competitions. The top 10 finisher of 2015 world championship, the top-9 finishers at the 2016 Olympic Marathon Swim Qualifier, 5 swimmers from each FINA continent like Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania   and 1 from the host nations has been selected for the Marathon Swimming.
The men’s marathon swim over a distance of 10 kilometers at the 2012 Olympic Games in London took place on 10 August in the Serpentine at Hyde Park. In last summer Olympic, 25 swimmers competed from 23 nations.  Oussama Mellouli from Tunisia got the top position in 10km swimming competitions and earned the gold medals. Oussama Mellouli made a historic milestone as the first ever swimmer to capture Olympic titles in both pool and open water. Around the 7 km mark, Mellouli quickly opened up a three-body-length lead over a small pack of swimmers and maintained a fast pace to claim his second gold and third career medal in 1:49:55.1. Silver medal earned by Thomas Lurz came from Germany. Richard Weinberger was the swimmer came from Canada got the third place and earned a Bronze medal. Greece’s Spyridon Gianniotis, the reigning world champion was in the 4th place in 1:50:05.3 and time behind was +10.2. Daniel Fogg from the Great Britain was tin the 5th place in 1:50:37.3 and time behind was +42.2.
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Sports Date Medal
Marathon Swimming 15-08-2016 YES
Marathon Swimming 16-08-2016 YES

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