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Hungary’s Fabian and Betlehem Earn 10k Gold


The second day of the 2022 FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships featured the ladies and boys 10k. The World Junior Championships are going down in Mahé, Seychelles, the place it was a really cloudy this morning this morning, as you’ll see within the race video, which is posted under:

Ladies 10k

Hungary carried out exceptionally within the ladies 10k this morning, seeing Bettina Fabian win gold in 2:03:11.40. She obtained her hand on the end 2.1 seconds forward of silver medalists Candela Lora (Spain). Hungary additionally picked up a bronze medal with Mira Szimcsak ending third in 2:03:18.00.

Fabian, simply 17 years previous, has had a profitable summer time within the pool as properly. She competed within the 400 free on the World Championships in her dwelling nation of Hungary in June. Fabian then went on to compete within the 400, 800, and 1500 free on the European Championships in August. Her gold medal within the 10k at present marks her first particular person main junior medal. She gained gold on Hungary’s ladies 4×200 free relay on the 2021 European Junior Championships as properly.

Hungarian teammate Szimcsak, 18, has had an incredible yr of open water racing. She gained gold within the girls’s 10k on the LEN Open Water Cup 2022 in Italy in Could. We often don’t examine instances from open water race to race, since water circumstances, climate circumstances, and the course itself can have vital results on how briskly the opponents are capable of swim, nevertheless, it’s nonetheless notable that Szimcsak was a lot quicker in Could. When she gained the LEN Open Water Cup 10k, she swam a 1:58:36.10, practically 5 minutes quicker than she was this morning in Mahé.

Ending in fourth this morning was Mariah Denigan of the USA, touching the end 6.10 seconds behind Szimcsak. Madelon Catteau, who competed for France on the LEN Open Water Cup 2022 in Could as properly, completed fifth this morning in 2:03:32.30.

Boys 10k

Hungary actually had an outstanding day within the 10k, seeing David Betlehem win the boys race by a stunning margin of 4:32.50. He swam a 1:53:10.30 this morning, seeing the Italian duo of Pasquale Giordano and Giuseppe Ilario end second and third in 1:57:42.80 and 1:57:44.20 respectively. There was one other bug hole between Giordano and Ilario and the fourth place finisher, Yonatan Ahdut of Israel, who completed in 1:59:05.20, 1:19.00 behind Ilario.

Betlehem, 19, has begun racing for Hungary on the senior stage, having competed in three stops of the FINA Marathon Swim World Sequence 2022 this summer time, in addition to the LEN Open Water Cup, and the World Championships in his dwelling nation of Hungary in June.

Betlehem has but to win a significant worldwide medal in a senior race, nevertheless, he did win two medals in relays this yr. On the Portugal cease of the FINA Marathon Swim World Sequence in Could, Betlehem competed on Hungary’s blended 4×1500 relay, which gained bronze. He then competed on the blended 4×1500 relay on the World Championships in June, serving to it win the silver medal.

Betlehem has seen lots of success within the pool as properly, having gained silver within the boys LCM 1500 free on the 2021 European Junior Championships with a time of 15:02.28.

Each Giordano and Ilario competed within the 10k on the LEN Open Water Cup 2022 as properly.



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