Germany's Wellbrock Doubles Up To Win Olympic Marathon Swim
Zeeshan Mehtab 1 month ago Thu 05th August 2021 | 08:50 AM
Tokyo, Aug 5 (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 5th Aug, 2021 ) :German world champion Florian Wellbrock added Olympic marathon swimming gold to his 1500m bronze with a dominant performance in hot conditions in Tokyo Bay on Thursday.
Wellbrock and Paltrinieri became just the second and third athletes to win pool and open-water medals at the same Olympics, after Tunisia's Oussama Mellouli grabbed marathon gold and 1500m bronze at London 2012.
"The temperature today was the biggest competitor. I beat it and I beat everything in this race."The double by Italy's Paltrinieri, who took silver in the 800m freestyle, is all the more remarkable after his build-up to the Games was hampered by a bout of glandular fever.
"I didn't arrive here in the best condition because of an infection that I had the last month, so I knew it was pretty tough for me to compete with these guys," Paltrinieri said.