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Weertman could long relax with a swim in the gold race at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS

Weertman could long relax with a swim in the gold race at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS

Ferry Weertman could Tuesday in Budapest with joy after achieving his first world title in the 10 km open water.

“I was actually quite long relaxed swim,” he said for the camera of the NOS.

Weertman had in the last few meters on the shore of lake Balaton just a little faster than the American Jordan Wilimovsky and Marc-Antoine, Olivier from France.

“I had to be very careful when exactly I would go to sprint, because I had Olivier in my side. But the final sprint was successful, that is, of course, very fine. “

“I am now the first man in this sport after the olympic title and the world title win. Hopefully I am over the three years, also the first man with two olympic titles in a row”, commented Weertman forward to the Games in Tokyo in 2020.

Weertman world champion on the 10 km

Weertman controlled the race in the murky water of the biggest lake of Middle-Europe.
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Ferry Weertman is Tuesday became world champion in the 10 km open water in the Balaton lake in Hungary.
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By doing this he has all the big prizes on that away on his roll of honour.
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The American Jordan Wilimovsky, and the Frenchman Marc-Antoine Olivier had in the final sprint to take against the strong Weertman.
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The 25-year-old Weertman won two years ago at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Kazan, the silver at the 10 km.
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His coach Marcel Wouda saw Weertman since January on a high level of training. “Than it is to wait and see whether he is also in the competitions shows. Fortunately, he stayed cool and he did it again in a masterful way.”

Wouda: “He had a great purpose for themselves. The triple pick up, European, world and olympic champion. He is mature, he finds the fact that the training group size is larger. Everything was beautiful now.”

Weertman will now focus on the langebaanzwemmen. He does next week, the 800 metres freestyle at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Budapest.

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Weertman could long relax with a swim in the gold race at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS

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