Risztov Éva Takes It Out To Take Gold

Risztov Éva Takes It Out To Take Gold

Risztov Éva Takes It Out To Take Gold

Courtesy of WOWSA, Serpentine, London, UK.

Risztov Éva out-sprinted Haley Anderson for the gold in the Olympic marathon swim – winning by 4 tenths of a second in 1:57:38.2.

The top women swam hard – the whole way. Risztov took it out hard and finished even harder.

There was a bit of a fall-off on the third loop, but all-in all the split times for the six-loop course were remarkably even:

Loop 1 – 19:22.2
Loop 2 – 19:47.1
Loop 3 – 20:00.1
Loop 4 – 19:49.4
Loop 5 – 19:33.5
Loop 6 – 19:05.9

In comparison, Anderson‘s splits were as follows over the 1.6 km loop course:

Loop 1 – 19:22.9
Loop 2 – 19:44.5
Loop 3 – 20:04.8
Loop 4 – 19:49.0
Loop 5 – 19:34.4
Loop 6 – 19:03.0

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