Nick Sloman Takes Another Step Forwards To Tokyo

Nick Sloman Takes Another Step Forwards To Tokyo

Nick Sloman Takes Another Step Forwards To Tokyo

Courtesy of Ian Hanson, Hanson Media. Photo of Nick Sloman courtesy of Delly Carr of Swimming Australia, Brighton Beach, Adelaide, Australia.

Nick Sloman dominated the 5 km Time Trial at the 2020 Australian Open Water Swimming Championships held on Brighton Beach, Adelaide.

It was just another step in a long process to qualify for the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. After finishing third behind Olympic gold medalist Ferry Weertman and world champion Jordan Wilimovsky – and becoming the fastest Australian in the 10 km for the third time, he will advance to the next stage.

Sloman will compete in the 2020 FINA Marathon Swim World Series race in Doha on February 15th. From there, if he finishes in the top two in Doha, he will next compete in Japan in May to capture the Oceania slot for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

2020 Australian Open Water Swimming Championships Men’s 5 km Time Trial Results:
1. Nick Sloman (22) 54:39.86
2. Jon McKay (24) 55:21.95
3. Bailey Armstrong (20) 55:33.53
4. Hayden Cotter (18) 55:43.41
5. Thomas Raymond (16) 57:51.51
6. Shuu Watanabe (17) 58:24.77
7. Kuu Motoyama (17) 59:37.73
8. Gaku Watanabe (18) 1:00:05.35
9. Bevan Jacobs (18) 1:01:10.52
10. Koichiro Iwazumi (15) 1:01:21.89
11. Liam McHugh (24) 1:03:29.13
12. Benjamin Wilson (19) 1:04:53.02
13. Mitchell Wills (21) 1:09:17.20

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