Sharon van Rouwendaal Charges On Final Lap To Win Worlds Open Water 10 km

The women’s 10 km open water event kicked off open water competition in Doha on Saturday. Olympic quota spots for each country were up for grabs.

Sharon van Rouwendaal of the Netherlands was behind Maria de Valdes of Spain for much of the race. A big push on the final lap from van Rouwendaal pushed her to finish just a tenth ahead of de Valdes. Van Rouwendaal finished in a final time of 1:57:26.80.

Portugal’s Angelica Andre was 3rd in a 1:57:28.20, just a second behind van Rouwendaal and de Valdes.

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