After pulling off one of the major upsets in open water swimming history in the women's 5K race at the 2009 World Swimming Championships and then following up with a 10K race the next day, Melissa Gorman of Australia finished 7th in the 1500-meter freestyle in the pool, dropping her time by 7 seconds.
Melissa's schedule was tough, but it may be tough to out-distance Kristel Kobrich at these World Championships.* After finishing 6th in the 5K and 8th in the 10K the next day, Kristel moved to the pool where she finished 4th in the 1500-meter freestyle and tied for 8th in the 800-meter freestyle today - meaning that she has to do a swim-off to qualify for the finals.
* Eva Fabian of the USA swam both the 10K and 25K at last week's world championships.
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