Martina Grimaldi of Italy
won her first title in the 25km in Moll de la Fusta harbour narrowly beating
Angela Maurer of Germany.
In the 10km distance Grimaldi owns a complete set of open water medals. She was
the 10km champion in the 2010 Open water world championships in Roberval, Canada,
finished second in the 2011 edition of the FINA World Swimming Championships in
earned a bronze in her own country during the Rome World Championships in 2009.
Maurer hoped to celebrate her 38th birthday today with a gold medal but will have to settle for her second consecutive silver medal in this event. The German swimmer won her first medal in the 25km, a bronze in the very first edition of the FINA Open Water Swimming Championships in
. Maurer was the
world champion in this distance four years ago in the 2009 FINA World Swimming
Championships in Honolulu .
Two years ago she earned a silver medal in this event in Rome . In this same harbour 10 years
Maurer earned a silver medal finishing another Italian swimmer, Viola Valli in
the 10K. Shanghai