Tokyo 2020: Olympic Marathon Swim Predictions – Hau-Li Fan, (Canada)
Hau-Li Fan earned his ticket to Tokyo 2020 at the FINA Olympic Marathon Swim Qualifier in June 2021 where he finished 18th. Fan made his FINA World Championships debut in 2019 where he was the top Canadian in the men’s 10km open water event, placing 17th. He had qualified for that team by finishing second in the 10km race at the 2019 Canadian Open Water Swimming Trials.
In 2018, Fan finished second in the 10km race at the 2018 UANA Open Water Swimming Championships to qualify for the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships where he finished seventh.
Fan competed in his first FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cups in 2017. That July, he won a bronze medal on the series in Lac St-Jean, Quebec – one of two bronze medals he’s won in FINA World Cups.
Date of Birth
08 Sep 1997
City and Country Of Residence
Burnaby, British Columbia
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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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