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Van der Weijden wins 10K swimming race

Van der Weijden wins 10K swimming race

Dutch swimmer Maarten van der Weijden skirted just inside the final red buoy and grabbed gold in the men's 10-kilometer open water marathon, completing his recovery from leukemia.
Van der Weijden won a three-way sprint with a better-angled finish under a steady rain.
David Davies of Britain and Thomas Lurz of Germany drifted to the outside at the finish and settled for silver and bronze.
Van der Weijden reached up to slap the yellow touchpad in 1 hour, 51 minutes, 51.6 seconds.
The Dutch swimmer was diagnosed with leukemia in 2001. He came back in 2003 and began swimming faster than before he had the disease. He now commits a large portion of his time to raising awareness for leukemia, and raised


Updated : 2021-06-13 17:22 GMT+08:00