Tokyo 2020: Olympic Marathon Swim Predictions - Ferry Weertman (Netherlands)

Tokyo 2020: Olympic Marathon Swim Predictions – Ferry Weertman (Netherlands)


Ferry Weertman defended his 2016 Olympic 10K Marathon Swimming gold medal with a dramatic, close victory at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Hungary. His success continued in 2018 and is powered by an intensity and laid-back passion that is unmistakable in the 26-year-old Dutchman. He has both speed and stamina in abundance based on a massive amount of fast training mileage in the pool and open water. He not only has the drive to realize his athletic dreams, but he also has the personality to represent the sport in a responsible manner befitting modern-day heroes. With a giant target on his back, Weertman won a wide variety of races from the RCP Tiburon Mile in San Francisco to the FINA/HOSA Marathon Swim World Series race in Qatar. He was in the lead pack in races in Seychelles, Portugal, Hungary, and China and is ranked first in the 2018 FINA/HOSA Marathon Swim World Series. For his competitive spirit and composure under pressure in the highest levels of competition, for winning the 10 km marathon swim and the 5 km mixed team relay at the LEN European Championships in Scotland’s Loch Lomond, for his genuinely engaging personality in casually addressing questions from the media and fans.

Date of Birth
27 Jun 1992

Height (cm)


City and Country Of Residence
Bussum, Nederlands

Languages Spoken
Dutch, English

Name Of Coach
Marcel Wouda

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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Silver – Open Water Backpack
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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The new safety buoy will make you visible while swimming and offers a waterproof compartment to store your belongings while swimming. The Killa 180º Goggles provides ergonomic comfort and speed through the water whether training or racing.