Tokyo 2020: Olympic Marathon Swim Predictions - Ashley Twichell (USA)

Tokyo 2020: Olympic Marathon Swim Predictions – Ashley Twichell (USA)

Ashley Grace Twichell (born June 16, 1989) is an American competition swimmer who specializes in long-distance freestyle and open-water events. She qualified to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics representing the United States in the 10 kilometer open water swim.

She teamed with Andrew Gemmell of the University of Georgia and Michigan University’s Sean Ryan to record a time of 56:00.6, winning the gold medal at the 5 km Mixed Relay Event at the 2011 FINA World Swimming Championships in Shanghai, China. Twichell also earned the bronze medal in the women’s 5K event at the World Championships in a tight race. It was her first international competition. She won the grid race at the 2012 King and Queen of the Sea competition and the 2012 Queen of the Sea race, both televised nationwide by TV Globo, on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Date of Birth
16 Jun 1989

Height (cm)


City and Country Of Residence
Cary NC, United States

Languages Spoken

Name Of Coach
Catherine Kase, Bill Rose

Tokyo Olympic Games – Marathon Swim Predictions: “Expect the Unexpected”

WOWSA expects the unexpected at the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Both the men’s and women’s races will be extremely close in the very flat – very warm-water, extremely humid and tightly-packed conditions.

It is anyone’s guess what will happen in the women’s race on August 4th and the men’s race on August 5th. Who will win gold? Who will finish in the Top 10? Will anyone have to quarantine or be prevented from swimming due to COVID-19 regulations?

No one knows. But WOWSA based its bold predictions on the track records of the world’s fastest marathon swimmers combined other intangibles, tendencies and tactics of each Olympic athlete.

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The Openwater Backpack is ideal for transporting all your equipment to your outdoor and open water swimming outings. It has different compartments for you to organize your equipment. One is waterproof so you can store your swimming gear after using it.

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