Women's World 10K Championship - Stacked With Stars

Women’s World 10K Championship – Stacked With Stars

The world’s elite swimmers have descended upon the cozy, friendly town of Roberval in Quebec, Canada for the 2010 World Open Water Swimming Championships – and the women’s 10K race is especially stacked with stars.

There are several world champions – both past and current – in the field where the pace is expected to be fast and the final sprint is expected to be even faster. The event will be covered on television where the local race organizers have prepared for unique television coverage, including cameras on the floating feeding stations and camera booms on the escort boats. These camera angles and audio feeds should provide some unique views of the sports’ elite swimmers and coaches.

The start list is as follows:

Melissa Gorman (AUS)
Stacey Hansford (AUS)
Inha Kotsur (AZE)
Manon Lammens (BEL)
Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA)
Poliana Okimoto (BRA)
Zsofia Balazs (CAN)
Nadine Williams (CAN)
Yanqiao Fang (CHN)
Siyu Yan (CHN)
Karla Sitic (CRO)
Jana Pechanova (CZE)
Katia Barros Esquivel (ECU)
Nataly Caldas Calle (ECU)
Yurema Requena (ESP)
Erika Villaecija (ESP)
Ophelie Aspord (FRA)
Cassandra Patten (GBR)
Keri-Anne Payne (GBR)
Angela Maurer (GER)
Nadine Reichert (GER)
Kalliopi Araouzou (GRE)
Marianna Lymperta (GRE)
Giorgia Consiglio (ITA)
Martina Grimaldi (ITA)
Zaira Cardenas Hernandez (MEX)
Alejandra Gonzalez (MEX)
Cara Baker (NZL)
Natalie du Toit (RSA)
Larisa Ilchenko (RUS)
Ekaterina Seliverstova (RUS)
Teja Zupan (SLO)
Alexandra Farkasova (SVK)
Olga Beresnyeva (UKR)
Eva Fabian (USA)
Christine Jenning (USA)

Photo shows the finish at the women’s 10K at the 2009 European Open Water Swimming Championships.

Copyright © 2010 by Steven Munatones