Physical, Fast And Furious Expected In The Women's 5K

Physical, Fast And Furious Expected In The Women’s 5K

In tomorrow’s women’s 5K world championship, there will be plenty of completely fresh swimmers like Danielle De Francesco of Australia, Alice Franco of Italy going up against the women who competed in the 5K and who are hungry for a world championship medal, including Poliana Okimoto of Brazil and Eva Fabian who collided and missed a buoy at the last stages of the 10K race.

There are also others like Keri-Anne Payne of Great Britain, Yurema Requena of Spain and Ekaterina Seliverstova of Russia who want to get back on the podium and prove themselves among the world’s elite again.

It is going to be a great race – physical and fast. Strategy: go out fast and keep it up until the end.

The start list is as follows:

Bonnie MacDonald (AUS)
Danielle De Francesco (AUS)
Anastasia Zhidkova (AZE)
Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA)
Poliana Okimoto (BRA)
Zsofia Balazs (CAN)
Karyn Jewel (CAN)
Shi Yu (CHN)
Li Xue (CHN)
Karla Sitic (CRO)
Jana Pechanova (CZE)
Katia Barros Esquivel (ECU)
Nataly Caldas Calle (ECU)
Yurema Requena (ESP)
Ophelie Aspord (FRA)
Cassandra Patten (GBR)
Keri-Anne Payne (GBR)
Nadine Reichert (GER)
Kalliopi Araouzou (GRE)
Marianna Lymperta (GRE)
Giorgia Consiglio (ITA)
Alice Franco (ITA)
Odette Saldivar (MEX)
Alejandra Gonzalez (MEX)
Cara Baker (NZL)
Linsy Heister (NED)
Natalie du Toit (RSA)
Mara Bulakhova (RUS)
Ekaterina Seliverstova (RUS)
Teja Zupan (SLO)
Olga Beresnyeva (UKR)
Eva Fabian (USA)
Christine Jennings (USA)

Photo shows the finish at the 2009 World Championships with Marianna Lymperta of Greece in the foreground and Ekaterina Seliverstova of Russia in the background.

Copyright © 2010 by Steven Munatones