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Van Rouwendaal takes bronze at 25 kilometers the day after first world title

Sharon van Rouwendaal won bronze in the 25-kilometer open water event at the World Swimming Championships. Wednesday, she had already won gold in the 10-kilometer Olympic distance.

The race at Lake Lupa near Budapest, which lasted nearly five and a half hours, had many parallels to the ten kilometers. Also this time, three swimmers swam towards the finish, after which the winning swimmer had to be determined by the finish photo.

Van Rouwendaal exchanged pennies with Olympic champion Ana Marcela Cunha, who won the world championship after winning bronze on Wednesday. Monday’s five-kilometer race was also won by Cunha, who placed first.

The silver medal in the 25-kilometer race went to German runner Lea Boy.

Just not a podium Schouten
With his fourth-place finish in the men’s race, Marcel Schouten narrowly missed the bronze medal. Lars Bottelier placed sixth overall. The championship was won by the Italian Dario Verani.

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