Gianniotis Keeps 10km Crown In Bloody BCN13 Battle

Champion once more: Spyridon Giannotis (GRE)

Spyridon Gianniotis, of Greece, kept the 10km marathon world crown when he got the better of Thomas Lurz (GER) and Olympic champion Oussama Mellouli (TUN) at the FINA showcase championships a moment ago; racers emerge from tight race with battle scars, Gergely Gyurta (HUN) stating: “They kicked, they hit and elbowed me at each turn, there was no mercy. Even my goggles were kicked off in the second lap.”

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Spyridon Gianniotis, of Greece, kept the 10km marathon world crown when he got the better of Thomas Lurz (GER) and Olympic champion Oussama Mellouli (TUN) at the FINA showcase championships a moment ago; racers emerge from tight race with battle scars, Gergely Gyurta (HUN) stating: “They kicked, they hit and elbowed me at each turn, there was no mercy. Even my goggles were kicked off in the second lap.”

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SwimFanFinland

Greek made his move early enough.

SwimFanFinland

Diving:

The unexpected has happened in Men’s diving as Chinese male divers have made the mistakes that they almost never make. Same cannot be said for Chinese women so far.

Open water:

When Spyridon Gianniotis began pulling ahead I thought that it can’t last with such a high frequency. At the same time Mellouli executed his long and smooth strokes and, in my book, was just controlling and observing the situation from his spot before sprinting to victory. I was wrong. Spyridon just continued to push himself and no one was able to respond to his attack. Well deserved title which came by the brave showing of endurance that open water swimming is about. In an interview on Spanish Television, Spyridon said it hurt (during the last 20 metres) but he managed to push until the end. I’m sure he meant over the last 200 metres or something longer :).

aswimfan

Can anyone share live web cast links, please?

If it’s not allowed here, can you email me at: aswimfan@yahoo.com
Thanks!

Craig Lord

Its not not allowed… but having trouble finding anything for those not here in Barcelona.

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