Tokyo 2020: Olympic Marathon Swim Predictions - Rob Muffels (Germany)

Tokyo 2020: Olympic Marathon Swim Predictions – Rob Muffels (Germany)

About

Rob Frederik Muffels (born 8 December 1994) is a 26-year-old professional open water swimmer from Germany. He is coached by Bernd Berkhahn. He finished 3rd in the 10 km marathon swim at the 2018 European Championships in Loch Lomond, Scotland on 9 August 2018. He finished 2nd in the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup in Qiandao Lake, Chun’an, China on 16 September 2018. On 18 July 2019, Soeren Meissner, Sarah Koehler, Lea Boy, and Rob Muffels won the 5 km Mixed Relay race at the 2019 FINA World Championships in 53:58.70 in Gwangju, South Korea. On 15 February 2020, he finished 2nd in the FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series in Doha, Qatar.

Date of Birth
08 Dec 1994

Height (cm)
187

Gender
Male

City and Country Of Residence
Germany

Languages Spoken
German

Name Of Coach
Bernd Berkhahn

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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