Linsy Heister Backs Up Gold With Another Gold

Linsy Heister Backs Up Gold With Another Gold

Linsy Heister Backs Up Gold With Another Gold

Courtesy of WOWSA, Lake Balaton, Hungary. Linsy Heister of the Netherlands backed up her first world championship gold medal performance with another winning performance in the 10K in Lake Balatón, Hungary at the 30th LEN European Championships.

In the topsy-turvy world of women’s elite open water swimming, Linsy gained her gold with world silver medalist Giorgia Consiglio of Italy earning another silver, Olympic 10K gold medalist Larisa Ilchenko finishing 20th and Olympic bronze medalist Cassie Patten finishing 17th.

The final results:

1. HEISTER Linsy (NED), 2:01:06.7
2. CONSIGLIO Giorgia (ITA), 2:01:07.6
3. MAURER Angela (GER), 2:01:08.2
4. MULLER Aurelie (FRA), 2:01:09.3
5. PECHANOVA Jana (CZE), 2:01:10.2
6. BERESNYEVA Olga (UKR), 2:01:10.3
7. RISZTOV Evá (HUN), 2:01:16.2
8. FRANCO Alice (ITA), 2:01:25.3
9. GRIMALDI Martina (ITA), 2:01:30.8
10. REICHERT Nadine (GER), 2:01:32.4
11. SITIC Karla (CRO), 2:01:32.5
12. ARAOUZOU Kalliopi (GRE), 2:01:36.8
13. ASPORD Ophelie (FRA), 2:01:42.3
14. LYMPERTA Marianna (GRE), 2:01:56.9
15. UVAROVA Anna (RUS), 2:02:13.3
16. REQUENA Yurema (ESP), 2:02:22.8
17. PATTEN Cassandra (GBR), 2:03:46.7
18. RECIO Marta (ESP), 2:03:57.5
19. SELIVERSTOVA Ekaterina (RUS), 2:04:34.6
20. ILCHENKO Larisa (RUS), 2:04:34.7
21. KOTSUR Inha (AZE), 2:05:52.6
22. ZUPAN Teja (SLO), 2:08:06.7
23. LAMMENS Manon (BEL), 2:08:13.9
24. MAYOL Marta (ESP), 2:10:04.3
25. BERBASOVA Anna (UKR), 2:16:27.0
26. PROHASZKA Agnes (HUN), 2:16:28.2
27. ZHIDKOVA Anastasia (AZE), 2:19:53.7
28. VACHANOVA Lucia (SVK), 2:32:01.0
DNF KOZAMERNIK Nika (SLO)
DNS CODEVELLE Coralie (FRA)

Photo of Linsay Heister at the 2010 World Open Water Swimming Championships by Steeve Trembley.

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