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Seliger Swim: open water swim results

The swim participants were professionals and amateurs aged 18 to 60 years old, who could swim any of four distances: 1 mile, 5 kilometers, 10 kilometers and a relay race of 5 + 5 km. However, on the day of the competition, the declared distances were reduced to 1250 meters, 4 kilometers, 8 kilometers and relay races 4 + 4 km, and their schemes were changed due to the low water temperature (12-15⁰C).

Seliger Swim: open water swim results

The swim covered two locations of Seliger at once: the Nilo-Stolobenskaya desert and the village of Nikola-Rozhok. The swimmers had to show their orienteering skills in open water and closely follow the trajectory in unpredictable currents: a slight deviation from the course could significantly lengthen the route. Cold water created additional difficulties, so all participants wore wetsuits.

Seliger Swim: open water swim results

Photo: Maria Shalneva

According to the results of the swim, representatives from Moscow became the winners and prize-winners at a distance of 1 mile among women: Anastasia Baryshnikova, Anna Kolpakova and Galiya Latypova . Muscovites also became the best men at this distance: Askhat Abdrasov, Anton Popov and Vasily Dolgan .

Seliger Swim: open water swim results

Photo: Maria Shalneva

At a distance of 5 kilometers, Sergey Stryuchkov (Rybinsk) won gold, the second place was taken by Mikhail Sharov (St. Petersburg), the bronze medal went to Artem Shinkevich (St. Petersburg).

Seliger Swim: open water swim results

At a distance of 5 kilometers among women the best steel: Inga Filippova (St. Petersburg), Roksolana Ischuk (Moscow) and Ekaterina Zharnikova (Moscow).

Seliger Swim: open water swim results

Photo: Maria Shalneva

Yuri Saramutin (Moscow) became the champion of the swim at a distance of 10 kilometers - three-time winner of the X heats -WATERS. Silver was won by Sergey Kikonkov (St. Petersburg), the third place was taken by Evgeny Zeleny (Solnechnogorsk).

Elena Negomedzyanova and Anna Shcherenko (Moscow) became the best women's team in the 5 + 5 km relay; the best mixed team - Svetlana Parygina and Ilya Yablonovsky (Moscow); the best male team - Roman Savrasov and Alexey Kazak (Konakovo-Moscow).

Seliger Swim: open water swim results

Photo: Maria Shalneva

The first test pilot of the Russian medical exoskeleton Exo Atlet, Forbes editor, paratriathlete and motivational speaker Yaroslav Svyatoslavsky also took part in the mass swim on Lake Seliger.

Seliger Swim: open water swim results

Photo: Maria Shalneva

Seliger Swim became the second stage of a series of mass swims X-WATERS, designed to unite Russian and foreign swimming amateurs and popularize sports tourism in Russia. In 2017, the international open water swimming competition alsof are held on the Black Sea in Crimea, on the Volga, on Lake Baikal and in the village of Teriberka on the shores of the Barents Sea. The next stage of the series - the STADA Volga Swim - will take place in Nizhny Novgorod on July 15 and will become the most massive open water event in Russia.

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