Alisa Fatum In A Class Of Her Own at the Winter Swimming World Championships
Heavy favorite Alisa Fatum of Germany more than lived up to her top billing in the opening event at the 2023 Winter Swimming World Championships. She won the 1000m freestyle in 11 minutes 58 seconds, shattering not only the former women’s world record of Elina Mäkinen in 14 minutes 58 seconds, but also of the former world record of German teammate Christof Wandratsch who currently holds the men’s record in 12 minutes 42 seconds.
Not only did Fatum beat all the women, including silver medalist Laura Wilcox by 2 minutes 40 minutes, but she also had a significantly faster time than the top men (Alexandre Bermond in 13:42.33 and Colin Hill in 13:46.70).
Fatum’s 11 minute 58 second blazing fast time also rewrote the 1000m standards at both the International Winter Swimming Association (IWSA) in an open water course and the International Ice Swimming Association (IISA) in a 25m pool course (of 12:46.04).
Top 10 Results – Women’s 1000m Freestyle, 2023 Winter Swimming World Championships
- Alisa Fatum (Germany) 11:58.06
- Laura Wilcox (Great Britain) 14:38.73
- Kerstin Thomas (Germany) 15:41.91
- Claudia Müller (Austria) 16:38.08
- Beate Brandes (Germany) 17:01.28
- Magda Okurková (Czech Republic) 17:05.65
- Peggy Henning (Germany) 17:46.64
- Mirjam Schall (Germany) 18:29.56
- Yasmine Pliessnig (Austria) 19:47.75
- Vaclava Benesova (Czech Republic) 19:50.64
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