Silver Lining For Sharon van Rouwendaal At Europeans

Silver Lining For Sharon van Rouwendaal At Europeans

Courtesy of Eurosport, Loch Lomond, Scotland.

Sharon van Rouwendaal had four incredible performances at the 2018 LEN European Championships that are being held in Scotland’s Loch Lomond.

On the first day of the open water swimming competition on August 8th, she dominated the 5 km race. On the second day on August 9th, she won the 10 km race. On the third day of competition on August 11th, she was part of the winning Dutch 5 km mixed team relay. And today, only Arianna Bridi stood between her and a clean sweep of the four open water events – but only by the slimmest of margins: 0.1 seconds.

Women’s 25 km Marathon Swim Results:
1. Arianna Bridi (Italy) 5:19:34.6
2. Sharon van Rouwendaal (Netherlands) 5:19:34.7
3. Lara Grangeon (France) 5:19:42.9
4. Angela Maurer (Germany) 5:21:12.5
5. Lisa Pou (France) 5:22:32.2
6. Anna Olasz (Hungary) 5:24:35.9
7. Esmee Vermeulen (Netherlands) 5:24:54.7
8. Anastasiia Krapivina (Russia) 5:24:56.6
9. Aurora Ponsele (Italy) 5:25:02.4
10. Onon Katalin Somenek Onon (Hungary) 5:28:28.0
11. Olga Kozydub (Russia) 5:28:29.1
12. Martina Grimaldi (Italy) 5:28:47.9
13. Daria Kulik (Russia) 5:32:19.8
14. Lenka Sterbova (Czech Republic) 5:34:14.1
DNF Sarah Koehler (Germany)
DNF Finnia Wunram (Germany)

Watch the Eurosport coverage of the race here.

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