Tokyo 2020: Olympic Marathon Swim Predictions - Špela Perše (Slovenia)

Tokyo 2020: Olympic Marathon Swim Predictions – Špela Perše (Slovenia)


Špela Perše is a 2-time Olympian from Slovenia and a pool and open water swimmer. On 7 August 2018, she finished 15th in the 5 km LEN European Championships in Glasgow, Scotland and 16th in the 2016 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro.

She competed in the FINA Olympic Marathon Swim Qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Setúbal Bay, Portugal on June 19th 2021 and qualified for theOlympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games on August 4th 2021.

Date of Birth
4 August 1996

Height (cm)


City and Country Of Residence

Languages Spoken
English, German, Slovene

Name Of Coaches
Miha Potocnik, Alen Kramar

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

WOWSAexpects 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 fastestmarathon swimmers combined other intangibles, tendencies and tactics of each Olympic athlete.

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