Rostislav Vítek Wins International Winter Swimming World Championships 1K

Rostislav Vítek Wins International Winter Swimming World Championships 1K

Rostislav Vítek Wins International Winter Swimming World Championships 1K

Courtesy of International Winter Swimming World Championships, Lake Bled, Slovenia.

Julien Zinsmeister of France shattered the International Winter Swimming World Championships 1000m age group record in Lake Bled, Slovenia in 12:40.43, breaking the existing record of 15:56.02 – and becoming one of the handful of swimmers worldwide to break the 13-minute barrier.
Zinsmeister even pushed Czech Olympian Rostislav Vítek who won the 1000m freestyle even overall in 12:38.37. Vítek is certainly versatile; he has long been a world-class pool swimming, marathon swimming, channel swimming, masters swimming, ice swimming, and – now – winter swimming athlete.

Rory Fitzgerald also shattered an IWSA age group world record in the 1000m in 15:00.99, completely shattering the existing record of 19:28.07.

Men’s 1 km Results in 5.6°C Water:

B (20-29 years, Age Group World Record: 15:56.02)
1. Julien Zinsmeister 12:40.43 France
2. Colin Bushweller 13:54.60 Czech Republic
3. Teodor Tsvetkov 16:33.77 Bulgaria
4. Ondrej Smisitel 16:58.12 Czech Republic
5. Franck Louvel 17:08.27 France
6. Tomas Prieto 17:19.68 Argentina
7. Antti Mäkinen 17:36.44 Finland

C (30-39, Age Group World Record: 16:04.50)
1. Luka Turk 14:23.48 Slovenia
2. Diego Lopez 15:11.59 Spain
3. Michal Slanina 15:20.63 Czech Republic
4. Ulf Karnikowski 15:26.45 Germany
5. Alain Simac-Lejeune 16:51.45 France
6. Chun Kong Mak 17:11.72 Hong Kong
7. Peter Plavec 18:02.11 Slovakia

D (40-44, Age Group World Record: 13:09.03)
1. Rostislav Vítek 12:38.37 Czech Republic
2. Jiri Polansky 13:42.88 Czech Republic
3. Vit Polansky 13:47.31 Czech Republic
4. Mario Fernández Gorgojo 14:25.04 Spain
5. Remigiusz Golebiowski 15:26.86 Poland
6. Richard Nyáry 15:28.85 Slovakia
7. Nicholas Murch 15:47.65 United Kingdom
8. Zdeněk Sláma 16:38.27 Czech Republic
9. Vitaliy Burlitskiy 16:45.70 Russia
10. Mauricio Lopez 17:24.70 Argentina
11. Michal Stengl 17:35.36 Czech Republic
12. Stefan Göritzer 17:37.28 Germany
13. Jaroslav Pekárek 17:57.55 Czech Republic
14. Janis Buna 19:26.91 Latvia
15. Radomir Kurecka 19:49.05 Czech Republic
16. Federico Miot 20:15.59 Italy
17. Martin Krupička 21:15.30 Czech Republic
18. Milan Paprcka 21:44.64 Slovakia
19. Martin Hanacek 22:56.35 Czech Republic
20. Mark Koitka 24:36.08 Germany

E (45-49, Age Group World Record: 12:42.27)
1. Andrew Allum 14:49.54 United Kingdom
2. Lars Mack 16:17.84 Germany
3. Piotr Biankowski 16:25.27 Poland
4. Dezider Pêk 16:29.19 Slovakia
5. Michael Hudon 16:33.47 Czech Republic
6. Henri Kaarma 18:08.00 Estonia
7. Alan Stickland 20:31.73 United Kingdom
8. Andrey Zamyslov 21:33.73 Russia
9. Martin Šugár 25:26.63 Slovakia

F (50-54, Age Group World Record: 13:23.07)
1. Christof Wandratsch 13:07.39 Germany
2. Marek Rother 13:19.59 Poland
3. Colin Hill 14:00.84 United Kingdom
4. Stefan Runge 14:16.81 Germany
5. Alexandre Bermond 14:35.27 France
6. Jakub Valnicek 16:15.10 Czech Republic
7. Grzegorz Mówinski 16:15.75 Poland
8. Martin Kuchenmeister 16:55.49 Austria
9. Dario Oscar Silva 19:14.28 Argentina
10. Alexandre Fleury 20:42.84 France
11. Dr. Alexandre Fuzeau 21:44.63 France
12. Jaroslav Zeman 23:08.08 Czech Republic
13. Anthony Baxter 27:31.96 United Kingdom
14. Bjørn Morten Galåen 30:35.99 Norway

G (55-59, Age Group World Record: 14:56.04)
1. Denis Colombe 15:11.25 France
2. Martin Tschepe 15:52.51 Germany
3. Stephen Gould 16:49.26 United Kingdom
4. Oleg Chekushkin 17:35.45 Russia
5. William Bonnet 21:38.51 France
6. Gianfranco Boccia 23:10.34 Italy
7. Enzo Favoino 23:54.97 Italy
8. Richard Hirmer 25:12.07 Germany
9. Peter Hoegdal 26:40.88 Denmark
DNF Oleg Dokuchaev Russia

H (60-64, Age Group World Record: 19:28.07)
1. Rory Fitzgerald 15:00.99 United Kingdom
2. Brian Bain 15:06.83 United Kingdom
3. Vasiliy Teterin 18:11.53 Russia
4. Nick Hungerford 19:48.17 Australia
5. Radomir Suchopa 22:11.57 Czech Republic
DNF Franz Herbst Germany

I (65-69, Age Group World Record: 16:09.97)
1. Andrew Wolf 17:38.32 United Kingdom
2. Aleksandr Zelenetskiy 20:13.60 Russia
3. Ivan Landa 22:05.49 Czech Republic
4. Aleksandr Komarov 23:10.73 Russia

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