Tokyo 2020: Olympic Marathon Swim Predictions - Michelle Weber (South Africa)

Tokyo 2020: Olympic Marathon Swim Predictions – Michelle Weber (South Africa)


Michelle Weber is a competitive swimmer and 2-time Olympic open water swimmer from South Africa.

She finished third overall in the aQuellé Midmar Mile on 11 February 11th 2018 and won the 5 km and 10 km races at the 2019 South African Open Water Swimming Championships in Jeffreys Bay. She also finished 4th in the aQuellé Midmar Mile on February 9th 2020.

She competed in the Olympic Games – Qualification Tournament Marathon Swim for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Setúbal Bay, Portugal on June 19th 2021 and qualified for the 2020 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim in Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo Bay on August 4th 2021.

Date of Birth
28 September 1996

Height (cm)


City and Country Of Residence
Cape Town, South Africa

Languages Spoken

Name Of Coach
Graham Hill

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 under 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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