National Teams In The 5K Team Event At Worlds

National Teams In The 5K Team Event At Worlds

Brazil’s prospects for a podium position is looking for’s tomorrow’s 5 km team event at the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona. It is an event that tests the navigational IQ, pacing, drafting, and positioning skills of the world’s fastest open water swimmers.

Several national teams look to perform well and earn a spot on the podium. Teams like Germany, Italy, Greece, and the USA are among the pre-race favorites.

The keys to success with a 3-person, mixed-gender team pursuit are the athletes’ individual and collective navigational IQ and the speed and endurance of the slowest swimmer. Looking over the entry list and the performance of the athletes over the first few days of the competition, Brazil’s Samuel Menegon De Bona and Luis Rogerio Arapiraca will partner with 5 km silver medalist and 10 km gold medalist Poliana Okimoto.

The physically larger men should be able to pull along the slender Okimoto for a nice little advantage. Look for Brazil to hang tough with the following rivals in the 5 km team event tomorrow:

The 22 Team Pursuit teams entered at the FINA World Championships for Thursday, July 25th race include:

1. ARGENTINA (shown above): Guillermo Vittorio Bertola, Martin Miguel Carrizo Yunges, Florencia Belen Mazzei Villegas
2. AUSTRALIA: Jarrod Poort, Simon Huitenga, Melissa Gorman
3. BRAZIL: Luis Rogerio Arapiraca, Samuel De Bona, Poliana Cintra Okimoto
4. CANADA: Zsofia Balazs, Eric Hedlin, Philippe Guertin
5. CHINA: Shinye Cao, Wenchao Xu, Han Lidu
6. ECUADOR: Katia Paola Barros Esquivel Ivan Alejandro Enderica Ochoa, Santiago Paul Enderica Salgado
7. EGYPT: Youssef Hossameldeen, Adel Ragab, Laila El Basiouny
8. FRANCE: Damien Cattin-Vidal, Aurelie Muller, Bertrand Venturi
9. GERMANY: Isabelle Franziska Härle, Thomas Lurz, Christian Reichert
10. GREECE: Kalliopi Araouzou, Antonios Fokaidis, Spyridon Gianniotis
11. HONG KONG: Fiona On Yi Chan, Hong Li Chun, Leung Sunny Poon Ching
12. HUNGARY: Éva Risztov, Anna Olasz, Mark Papp
13. ITALY: Rachele Bruni, Simone Ercoli, Luca Ferretti
14. JAPAN: Yasunari Hirai, Yumi Kida, Yuto Kobayashi
15. KAZAKHSTAN: Vitaliy Khudyakov, Vladimir Tolikin, Xeniya Romanchuk
16. MEXICO: Ivan Lopez, Lizeth Rueda Santos, Miguel Alejandro Hernandez Martinez
17. SOUTH AFRICA: Chad Ho, Daniel Marais, Kyna Pereira
18. RUSSIA: Sergey Bolshakov, Evgenii Drattcev, Elizaveta Gorshkova
19. NEW ZEALAND: Phillip Ryan, Kane Radford, Cara Baker
20. TUNISIA: Badr Chebchoub, Maroua Mathlouthi, Seifeddine Sghaier
21. UNITED STATES: Haley Anderson, Andrew Gemmell, Sean Ryan
22. VENEZUELA: Johndry Segovia, Luis Bolanos, Florencia Melo

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