Van Rouwendaal wins silver at 25 kilometres at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS open water

Van Rouwendaal wins silver at 25 kilometres at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS open water

Sharon van Rouwendaal has Friday handsome silver caught on the 25 kilometres at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS openwaterzwemmen in the Hungarian Budapest. The 23-year-old Dutch came in the thrilling final net deficit for the world title.

Van Rouwendaal made in the race more than five hours, took part of a breakaway group of three and tapped only two seconds and forty hundredths later than the Brazilian, Ana Cunha, the gold captured.

The Italian Arianna Bridi was the pace of Cunha and Van Rouwendaal in the last meters of the grueling race is no longer quite follow and was third on almost ten seconds of the winner.

Earlier this week grip Rouwendaal in Hungary beside medals at their home race on the 5 and 10 km, which they respectevelijk as the fourth and sixteenth place finish. On the 10 km she is olympic champion.

The preparation of van Rouwendaal at the world cup was far from flawless. They ran a burn on her leg, and last month was at its the disease of Pfeiffer noted. With the help of medication, she was just in time to get fit again.

Silver Rouwendaal at 25 kilometres

Sharon van Rouwendaal took handsome silver in the 25 km.

The 23-year-old Dutch was just a shortage for the gold.

In the final stage, belonged to Van Rouwendaal to a leading group of three.

Rather handle them on the 5 and 10 kilometers in addition to a medal.

Van Rouwendaal had a difficult run-up to the world cup.

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Van Rouwendaal gave to himself to have surprised the silver. “I came here actually to swim. But when did the men us and I decided with my impulsive behavior in the same direction. Suddenly I was in the forefront”, she said to the NOS.

“I know that Cunha is stronger in the final sprint, and has more experience. I’ve given everything. I find it fun for her, I can well find her.”

The Baarnse swam for the first time 25 miles and enjoyed it. “I really liked it. Even had a laugh along the way. Along the way, I have a time in the camera, and laughed to my parents to make it clear that everything went well.”

Women’s Open Water 25km
?Ana Marcela Cunha ?? 5:21:58
?Sharon Van Rouwendaal ?? 5:22:00
?Arianna Bridi ?? 5:22:08


Time of placing
12:16 – 21 July 2017


When the men came Marcel Schouten Friday on behalf of the Netherlands on the 25 km in action. He finished ninth at just over two minutes from the French winner Axel Reymond. The podium was completed by the Italian Matteo Furlan (second) and the Russian Evgenii Drattcev (third).

Ferry Weertman, who did not participate in the 25 km, won Tuesday’s race over 10 kilometres, making it all the big prizes on that away on his roll of honour.

Thanks to Van Rouwendaal and Weertman conquered the Netherlands so far two medals at the world swimming CHAMPIONSHIPS, from Sunday, continuing into the bath in Budapest.

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