Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Olympic 10K Marathon Swim - Female Finalists

The 25 finalists for the women's Olympic 10K Marathon Swim were just confirmed by FINA.

The race will be shown live online by NBC starting at 6:00 pm on August 19th. More details will be provided later.

Who do you think will win? Vote on the poll on the left.

1. Antonella Bogarin, Argentina
2. Melissa Gorman, Australia
3. Poliana Okimoto, Brazil
4. Ana Marcela Cunha, Brazil
5. Kristel Kobrich, Chile
6. Yanqiao Fang, China
7. Jana Pechanova, Czech Republic
8. Yurema Requena, Spain
9. Aurelie Muller, France
10. Cassandra Patten, Great Britain
11. Keri-Anne Payne, Great Britain
12. Angela Maurer, Germany
13. Marianna Lymperia, Greece
14. Martina Grimaldi, Italy
15. Imelda Martinez, Mexico
16. Edith van Dijk, Netherlands
17. Daniela Inacio, Portugal
18. Natalie du Toit, South Africa
19. Larisa Ilchenko, Russia
20. Teja Zupan, Slovenija
21. Swann Oberson, Switzerland
22. Eva Berglund, Sweden
23. Nataliya Samorodina, Ukraine
24. Chloe Sutton,USA
25. Andreina Pinto, Venezuela

Because Olga Beresneva of Israel, who originally qualified for the Olympic 10K final, did not meet the Olympic qualification standards of her national federation, Swann Oberson of Switzerland was selected as her replacement based on the results of the second qualification race in Beijing on May 31.

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