Benjamin Schulte Qualifies For The Olympics

Benjamin Schulte Qualifies For The Olympics

FINA made its ruling on the controversy over the marathon swimming finalists. As a result, Benjamin Schulte of Guam accepted the invitation to compete in the Olympic Marathon Swimming 10km. Coached by Dennis Cotterell and Brian King on Gold Coast of Australia, 16-year-old Schulte will not only be the youngest swimmer by more than a few years, but he will also be the first swimmer from Guam to participate in the Olympic marathon swimming event.

On the men’s side, these are the finalists:

1. Spyridon Gianniotis (GRE)
2. Thomas Lurz (GER)
3. Sergey Bolshakov (RUS)
4. Alex Meyer (USA)
5. Ky Hurst (AUS)
6. Francisco Jose Hervas (ESP)
7. Brian Ryckeman (BEL)
8. Julien Sauvage (FRA)
9. Vladimir Dyatchin (RUS)
10. Andreas Waschburger (GER)
11. Oussama Mellouli (TUN)
12. Richard Weinberger (CAN)
13. Petar Stoychev (BUL)
14. Valerio Cleri (ITA)
15. Troyden Prinsloo (RSA)
16. Yasunari Hirai (JPN)
17. Igor Chervynskiy (UKR)
18. Ivan Enderica Ochoa (ECU)
19. Arseniy Lavrentyev (POR)
20. Yuriy Kudinov (KAZ)
21. Erwin Maldonado (VEN)
22. Csaba Gercsak (HUN)
23. Mazen Aziz (EGY)
24. Daniel Fogg (GBR)
25. Benjamin Schulte

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