Sharon van Rouwendaal Wins European Championships


Sharon Van Rouwendaal, winner of women's 10 km by lentv

200m backstroke is considered to be a very tough event among pool swimmers. The race demands a lot of endurance and is extremely tough on the legs.

Which is what Sharon van Rouwendaal of the Netherlands went to during the second half of the 10 km race at the 2014 European Championships in Berlin today.

The former backstroker who won medals at the 2010 European Championships and was a finalist at the 2010 FINA World Short Course Championships in the 200m backstroke, changed her coach’s plan during her race and pulled out a victorious 10 km swim today.

The results from the women 10 km race:

1. Sharon Van Rouwendaal (NED) 1:56:06.9
2. Eva Risztov (HUN) 1:56:08.0
3. Aurora Ponsele (ITA) 1:56:08.5
4. Aurélie Muller (FRA) 1:56:09.2
5. Anna Olasz (HUN) 1:56:10.7
6. Rachele Bruni (ITA) 1:56:11.9
7. Erika Villaecija Garcia (ESP) 1:56:14.7
8. Kalliopi Araouzou (GRE) 1:56:16.1
9. Coralie Codevelle (FRA) 1:56:18.3
10. Martina Grimaldi (ITA) 1:56:21.9
11. Anastasiia Krapivina (RUS) 2:00:36.8
12. Elizaveta Gorshkova (RUS) 2:00:39.0
13. Angela Maurer (GER) 2:00:40.4
14. Finnia Wunram (GER) 2:00:41.2
15. Nikolett Szilagyi (HUN) 2:00:45.8
16. Angelica Andre (POR) 2:00:47.6
17. Svenja Zihsler (GER) 2:00:48.6
18. Maria Dominguez Cabezas (ESP) 2:00:53.1
19. Anastasia Azarova (RUS) 2:02:02.8
20. Luisa Maria Morales Gil (ESP) 2:02:52.8
21. Danielle Huskisson (GBR) 2:03:01.9
22. Karla Sitic (CRO) 2:03:03.4
23. Morgane Rothon (FRA) 2:03:53.7
24. Silvie Rybarova (CZE) 2:03:57.5
25. Kseniya Skrypel (UKR) 2:04:02.6
26. Lauren Walton (GBR) 2:04:55.6
27. Barbora Pickova (CZE) 2:06:55.4
28. Lenka Sterbova (CZE) 2:10:49.4
DNF Joanna Zachoszcz (POL)
DNF Natalia Charlos (POL)

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