Fina/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series- Sixth Leg |16 July 2019
Bachmann, Hoffman finish 50th and 60th overall
- Frichot crosses line 60th within time limit
Simon Bachmann and Dean Hoffman crossed the finish line at the ongoing sixth leg of the Marathon Swim World Series (MSWS) in Gwangju, South Korea in 50th and 60th places overall in the 5km race, while Sofie Frichot completed her 10km race within the given time limit to be placed 60th overall.
In the men’s 5km race, Bachmann clocked 58 minutes 32.00 seconds (58:32.00) for an overall 50th position, while Hoffmann hit the tape after 1 hour, 05 minutes 33.05 seconds (1h05:33.50) of swimming.
The race was won by Kristof Rasovszky of Hungary in 53:22.10, finishing ahead of France’s Logan Fontaine whose time was 53:32.20.
In the women’s 10km race, Frichot crossed the finish line after 2h18:07.70 which was within the time limit. Her time was 23:20.50 behind race winner, Chinese Xin Xin who completed in 1h54:47.20.
Haley Anderson from the United States was second in 1h54:48.10
Seychelles’ other representatives at the sixth leg are Damien Payet and Alain Vidot who will compete in the men’s 10km race today.
The delegation in South Korea is being led by chairman of the Seychelles Swimming Association (SSA) David Vidot.
After the competition, the swimmers will head straight to Mauritius where they will join the rest of the team to compete at the 10th Indian Ocean Island Games (IOIG).