Fergil Hesterman Breaks Through In The Ice

Fergil Hesterman Breaks Through In The Ice

Fergil Hesterman Breaks Through In The Ice

Courtesy of WOWSA, Veitsbronn, Bavaria, Germany.

Fergil Hesterman of the Netherlands upset heavily favored Bulgarian rival Petar Stoychev in the 1 km Ice Swimming Aqua Sphere German Open 12:38.73 versus 12:39.64 in 3.8°C water and 6°C air in Veitsbronn, Bavaria, Germany.

Marcus Reineke (Germany), Christof Wandratsch (Germany), Alexandre Fuzeau (France) and Stefan Runge (Germany) also qualified for the 1 km finals in Burghausen, Germany.

Hesterman, 17 years younger than the Bulgarian Olympian, dramatically dropped his time from the 2017 Ice Swimming Aqua Sphere World Championships from 13:08.10 to 12:38.73 while Stoychev was off his world record time of 12:15.87.

Live streaming of the event between January 5th – 7th can be seen here.

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