Germany’s Florian Wellbrock added Olympic gold to his world title in the men’s marathon swimming at Tokyo 2020 on Thursday.
The 23-year-old earned his second medal of the Games having already won bronze in the 1500m freestyle.
He started strongly and held onto the lead throughout, finishing more than 25 seconds ahead of Hungary’s Kristof Rasovszky.
Italian Gregorio Paltrinieri completed the podium at the Odaiba Marine Park.
“I need five minutes to realise what happened today. Crazy. Really,” said Wellbrock after the gruelling 10km swim.
“The first 7km was really easy. The water was really warm, so then I keep up the pace and the last leg was horrible. The temperature today was the biggest competitor. I beat it and I beat everything in this race” he added.Read BBC
Tokyo Olympics: Dominant Florian Wellbrock Wins Marathon Swim Gold