Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Numbers of the Olympic 10K Marathon Swimmers


FINA officials conducted a random drawing and assigned the following numbers and start positions of the women's Olympic 10K Marathon Swim.

The lower numbers will start closest to the shore, near the stands. The higher numbers will start towards the middle of the course, away from the stands. The first turn buoy will be 150 meters from the start pontoon.


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

Copyright © 2008 by World Open Water Swimming Association

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Go Ana Marcela and Poliana, GOOOOOO

Luis Felipe, from Brasil...

Anonymous said...

We're watching the video but can't hear even the foreign commentator over the splashing. Is there anywhere to get some "play by play" of this race?

Matthew Best said...

Patten & Payne of GB are leading (and have led most of the way round)

Matthew Best said...

But Ilchenko of Russia sneaks it on the line after a sprint finish!

Anonymous said...

Ana Marcela and Poliana had a great race.. we didn't win but it's ok..

congractulations!!!

Anonymous said...

Did you hear the rumor???

Steven Munatones said...

No, what is the rumor? It was a great race when Larisa pulled it out at the end.

Steven Munatones said...

Yes, the Brazilians had a great race. I thought they had an excellent chance to medal up until the last 100 meters or so.

Caroline said...

Thanks for the great commentary during the swim. What an exciting finish!

Anonymous said...

How did you get commentary? We weren't able to find it, but we would sure like to get it tonight for the men's race.