Melissa Gorman Re-captures Bronze

Melissa Gorman Re-captures Bronze

The FINA Jury of Appeal, at the meeting held on July 20th, considered the correspondence received from Swimming Australia relating to the disqualification of Melissa Gorman at the tightly-contested 10K race at the FINA World Open Water Swimming Championships held earlier in the week in Lac St-Jean in Roberval, Canada.

The Jury of Appeal confirmed the initial decision of the Referee to suspend the swimmer Aurelie Muller of France, but because an open water swimmer can only be disqualified by a Referee, the Jury of Appeal has decided to reinstate Melissa as the bronze medalist.

FINA announced the final ranking of the race as follows:

1 GRIMALDI Martina (ITA), 2:05:45.2
2 CONSIGLIO Giorgia (ITA), 2:05:57.4
3 GORMAN Melissa (AUS), 2:05:57.9
4 FANG Yanqiao (CHN), 2:05:59.1
5 MAURER Angela (GER), 2:05:59.2

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