Who’s Who On The Open Water Podium – 21st Century Men

Courtesy of FINA, Lake Balaton, Hungary.

With the men’s 10 km marathon swim coming up tomorrow in Lake Balaton, we looked back at all the men’s medalists in the FINA world championships and Olympic Games throughout the 21st century:

2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Olympic Games 10 km
GOLD: Ferry Weertman (NED)
SILVER: Spyridon Gianniotis (GRE)
BRONZE: Marc-Antoine Olivier (FRA)

2015 Kazan, Russia – FINA World Championship 10 km
GOLD: Jordan Wilimovsky (USA)
SILVER: Ferry Weertman (NED)
BRONZE: Spyridon Gianniotis (GRE)

2013 Barcelona, Spain – FINA World Championship 10 km
GOLD: Spyridon Gianniotis (GRE)
SILVER: Thomas Lurz (GER)
BRONZE: Oussama Mellouli (TUN)

2012 London, England – Olympic Games 10 km
GOLD: Oussama Mellouli (TUN)
SILVER: Thomas Lurz (GER)
BRONZE: Richard Weinberger (CAN)

2011 Shanghai, China – FINA World Championship 10 km
GOLD: Spyridon Gianniotis (GRE)
SILVER: Thomas Lurz (GER)
BRONZE: Sergey Bolshakov (RUS)

2010 Roberval, Canada – FINA World Open Water Swimming Championship 10 km
GOLD: Valerio Cleri (ITA)
SILVER: Yevgeniy Drattcev (RUS)
BRONZE: Vladimir Dyatchin (RUS)

2009 Roma, Italy – FINA World Championship 10 km
GOLD: Thomas Lurz (GER)
SILVER: Andrew Gemmell (USA)
BRONZE: Francis Crippen (USA)

2008 Beijing, China – Olympic Games 10 km
GOLD: Maarten van der Weijden (NED)
SILVER: David Davies (GBR)
BRONZE: Thomas Lurz (GER)

2008 Sevilla, Spain – FINA World Open Water Swimming Championship 10 km
GOLD: Vladimir Dyatchin (RUS)
SILVER: David Davies (GBR)
BRONZE: Thomas Lurz (GER)

2007 Melbourne, Australia – FINA World Championship 10 km
GOLD: Vladimir Dyatchin (RUS)
SILVER: Thomas Lurz (GER)
BRONZE: Yevgeniy Drattcev (RUS)

2006 Napoli, Italy – FINA World Open Water Swimming Championship 10 km
GOLD: Thomas Lurz (GER)
SILVER: Valerio Cleri (ITA)
BRONZE: Yevgeniy Drattcev (RUS)

2005 Montréal, Canada – FINA World Championship 10 km
GOLD: Chip Peterson (USA)
SILVER: Thomas Lurz (GER)
BRONZE: Petar Stoychev (BUL)

2004 Dubai, UAE – FINA World Open Water Swimming Championship 10 km
GOLD: Thomas Lurz (GER)
SILVER: Alan Bircher (GBR)
BRONZE: Daniil Serebrennikov (RUS)

2003 Barcelona, Spain – FINA World Championship 10 km
GOLD: Vladimir Dyatchin (RUS)
SILVER: Christian Hein (GER)
BRONZE: David Meca (ESP)

2002 Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt – FINA World Open Water Swimming Championship 10 km
GOLD: Yevgeniy Koshkarov (RUS)
SILVER: Simone Ercoli (ITA)
BRONZE: Vladimir Dyatchin (RUS)

2001 Fukuoka, Japan – FINA World Championship 10 km
GOLD: Yevgeniy Bezruchenko (RUS)
SILVER: Vladimir Dyatchin (RUS)
BRONZE: Fabio Venturini (ITA)

2000 Honolulu, USA – FINA World Open Water Swimming Championship 10 km
GOLD: David Meca (ESP)
SILVER: Petar Stoychev (BUL)
BRONZE: Yevgeniy Koshkarov (RUS)

2017 Lake Balaton, Hungary – FINA World Championship 5 km
GOLD: Marc-Antoine Olivier (FRA)
SILVER: Mario Sanzullo (ITA)
BRONZE: Timothy Shuttleworth (GBR)

2015 Kazan, Russia – FINA World Championship 5 km
GOLD: Chad Ho (RSA)
SILVER: Rob Muffels (GER)
BRONZE: Matteo Furlan (ITA)

2013 Barcelona, Spain – FINA World Championship 5 km
GOLD: Oussama Mellouli (TUN)
SILVER: Eric Hedlin (CAN)
BRONZE: Thomas Lurz (GER)

2011 Shanghai, China – FINA World Championship 5 km
GOLD: Thomas Lurz (GER)
SILVER: Spyridon Gianniotis (GRE)
BRONZE: Yevgeniy Drattcev (RUS)

2010 Roberval, Canada – FINA World Open Water Swimming Championship 5 km
GOLD: Thomas Lurz (GER)
SILVER: Yevgeniy Drattcev (RUS)
BRONZE: Francis Crippen (USA)

2009 Roma, Italy – FINA World Championship 5 km
GOLD: Thomas Lurz (GER)
SILVER: Spyridon Gianniotis (GRE)
BRONZE: Chad Ho (RSA)

2008 Sevilla, Spain – FINA World Open Water Swimming Championship 5 km
GOLD: Thomas Lurz (GER)
SILVER: Vladimir Dyatchin (RUS)
BRONZE: Maarten van der Weijden (NED)

2007 Melbourne, Australia – FINA World Championship 5 km
GOLD: Thomas Lurz (GER)
SILVER: Yevgeniy Drattcev (RUS)
BRONZE: Spyridon Gianniotis (GRE)

2006 Napoli, Italy – FINA World Open Water Swimming Championship 5 km
GOLD: Thomas Lurzz (GER)
SILVER: Chip Peterson (USA)
BRONZE: Simone Ercoli (ITA)

2005 Montréal, Canada – FINA World Championship 5 km
GOLD: Thomas Lurz (GER)
SILVER: Chip Peterson (USA)
BRONZE: Simone Ercoli (ITA)

2004 Dubai, UAE – FINA World Open Water Swimming Championship 5 km
GOLD: Grant Cleland (AUS)
SILVER: Christian Hein (GER)
BRONZE: Josh Santacaterina (AUS)

2003 Barcelona, Spain – FINA World Championship 5 km
GOLD: Yevgeniy Koshkarov (RUS)
SILVER: Christian Hein (GER)
BRONZE: Vladimir Dyatchin (RUS)

2002 Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt – FINA World Open Water Swimming Championship 5 km
GOLD: Luca Baldini (ITA)
SILVER: Stefano Rubaudo (ITA)
BRONZE: Thomas Lurz (GER)

2001 Fukuoka, Japan – FINA World Championship 5 km
GOLD: Luca Baldini (ITA)
SILVER: Yevgeniy Bezruchenko (RUS)
BRONZE: Marco Formentini (ITA)

2000 Honolulu, USA – FINA World Open Water Swimming Championship 5 km
GOLD: Yevgeniy Bezruchenko (RUS)
SILVER: David Meca (ESP)
BRONZE: Luca Baldini (ITA)

1998 Perth, Australia – FINA World Open Water Swimming Championship 5 km
GOLD: Aleksey Akatiyev (RUS)
SILVER: Ky Hurst (AUS)
BRONZE: Luca Baldini (ITA)

2015 Kazan, Russia – FINA World Championship 25 km
GOLD: Simone Ruffini (ITA)
SILVER: Alex Meyer (USA)
BRONZE: Matteo Furlan (ITA)

2013 Barcelona, Spain – FINA World Championship 25 km
GOLD: Thomas Lurz (GER)
SILVER: Brian Ryckeman (BEL)
BRONZE: Yevgeniy Drattcev (RUS)

2011 Shanghai, China – FINA World Championship 25 km
GOLD: Petar Stoychev (BUL)
SILVER: Vladimir Dyatchin (RUS)
BRONZE: Csaba Gercsák (HUN)

2010 Roberval, Canada – FINA World Open Water Swimming Championship 25 km
GOLD: Alex Meyer (USA)
SILVER: Valerio Cleri (ITA)
BRONZE: Petar Stoychev (BUL)

2009 Roma, Italy – FINA World Championship 25 km
GOLD: Valerio Cleri (ITA)
SILVER: Trent Grimsey (AUS)
BRONZE: Vladimir Dyatchin (RUS)

2008 Sevilla, Spain – FINA World Open Water Swimming Championship 25 km
GOLD: Maarten van der Weijden (NED)
SILVER: Mark Warkentin (USA)
BRONZE: Yuriy Kudinov (RUS)

2007 Melbourne, Australia – FINA World Championship 25 km
GOLD: Yuriy Kudinov (RUS)
SILVER: Marco Formentini (ITA)
BRONZE: Mohamed Zanaty (EGY)

2006 Napoli, Italy – FINA World Open Water Swimming Championship 25 km
GOLD: Josh Santacaterina (AUS)
SILVER: Yuriy Kudinov (RUS)
BRONZE: Petar Stoychev (BUL)

2005 Montréal, Canada – FINA World Championship 25 km
GOLD: David Meca (ESP)
SILVER: Brendan Capell (AUS)
BRONZE: Petar Stoychev (BUL)

2004 Dubai, UAE – FINA World Open Water Swimming Championship 25 km
GOLD: Brendan Capell (AUS)
SILVER: Yuriy Kudinov (RUS)
BRONZE: Yevgeniy Koshkarov (RUS)

2003 Barcelona, Spain – FINA World Championship 25 km
GOLD: Yuriy Kudinov (RUS)
SILVER: David Meca (ESP)
BRONZE: Petar Stoychev (BUL)

2002 Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt – FINA World Open Water Swimming Championship 25 km
GOLD: Yuriy Kudinov (RUS)
SILVER: Anton Sanatchev (RUS)
BRONZE: Gabriel Chaillou (ARG)

2001 Fukuoka, Japan – FINA World Championship 25 km
GOLD: Yuriy Kudinov (RUS)
SILVER: Stéphane Gomez (FRA)
BRONZE: Stéphane Lecat (FRA)

2000 Honolulu, USA – FINA World Open Water Swimming Championship 25 km
GOLD: Yuriy Kudinov (RUS)
SILVER: David Meca (ESP)
BRONZE: Aleksey Akatiyev (RUS)

1998 Perth, Australia – FINA World Open Water Swimming Championship 25 km
GOLD: Aleksey Akatiyev (RUS)
SILVER: David Meca (ESP)
BRONZE: Gabriel Chaillou (ARG)

1994 Roma, Italy – FINA World Open Water Swimming Championship 25 km
GOLD: Greg Streppel (CAN)
SILVER: David Bates (AUS)
BRONZE: Aleksey Akatiyev (RUS)

1991 Perth, Australia – FINA World Open Water Swimming Championship 25 km
GOLD: Chad Hundeby (USA)
SILVER: Sergio Chariandini (ITA)
BRONZE: David O’Brien (AUS)

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