Good night and welcome to this live blog.

My name is Mitch Marinus and I will keep you posted on the fourteenth day of the Olympics.



  • Day fourteen:

  • LIVE:

     open water swimming, 10 km

  • Ferry Weertman

  • 2.10 am:

    heptathlon, long jump

  • Broersen, Oosterwegel and Vetter

  • View the Dutch program here

  • View the full program here

Open water swimming a few seconds ago

Finish!

There's Ferry Weertman.

He comes in seventh almost three minutes after Wellbrock and has been unable to defend his Olympic title.

Open water swimming a few seconds ago

Finish!

Kristóf Rasovszky has beaten the attack of the Italian Gregorio Paltrinieri and wins the silver.

Open water swimming a few seconds ago

Finish!

Wellbrock taps!

The 23-year-old German swam in the lead for almost the entire race and won by force majeure.

Open water swimming a few seconds ago

0.3 km to go -

The battle for gold is normally fought, but the battle for silver is still very exciting.

Will the silver go to the Hungarian Rasovszky or the Italian Paltrinieri?

a few seconds ago

Open water swimming a few seconds ago

Another 0.5 km -

Florian Wellbrock is the first to arrive at the last measuring point and can now start on the last straight line to the finish.

Rasovszky follows at sixteen seconds.

Gregorio Paltrinieri swims in position three.

Open water swimming a few seconds ago

Another 0.8 km -

Wellbrock gets his way and cuts a serious gap compared to the competition.

He is well on his way to the Olympic title.

Open Water Swimming 5 minutes ago

The top five going into the final round:



  • Florian Wellbrock -

    1.34.17.6

  • Kristóf Rasovszky -

    +4.6

  • Gregorio Paltrinieri -

    +13.7

  • Marc-Antoine Olivier -

    +16.3

  • Matan Roditi -

    +18.0

  • Open Water Swimming 8 minutes ago

    Another 1.4 km -

    The bell undoubtedly sounds like music to the ears of the swimmers.

    They have started the last lap of just over 1.4 kilometers.

    Open Water Swimming 9 minutes ago

    Another 1.9 km -

    Florian Wellbrock seems to want to prevent a final sprint.

    The German pushes on and only Kristóf Rasovszky can follow at first sight.

    Weertman is still in ninth position.

    9 minutes ago

    Open Water Swimming 18 minutes ago

    It seems that Ferry Weertman will not extend his Olympic title in Japanese waters.

    That is not a shame, because no one has ever succeeded in open water swimming.

    Open Water Swimming 22 minutes ago

    Another 2.8 km -

    Just before entering the second to last lap, something remarkable happens!

    The front runners take the time to have a quiet drink and two more swimmers join in: the Greek Athanasios Kynigakis and Israeli Matan Roditi.

    Open Water Swimming 27 minutes ago

    Another 3.4 km -

    Paltrinieri indeed joins the leading group.

    Incidentally, Weertman really doesn't seem to be playing a significant role anymore.

    He is more than a minute behind.

    Open Water Swimming 29 minutes ago

    Another 3.8 km -

    Italian Gregorio Paltrinieri seems to join the three that have been swimming in the lead since the start.

    The names: Florian Wellbrock, Kristóf Rasovszky and Marc-Antoine Olivier.

    Open Water Swimming 36 minutes ago

    Another 4.3 km -

    Ferry Weertman has the water largely to himself, so he is currently swimming alone.

    Further on, leader Florian Wellbrock shakes the tree again.

    36 minutes ago

    Open Water Swimming 39 minutes ago

    Things don't look good for Ferry Weertman after about five kilometers.

    Title prolongation seems very far away for the Dutchman.



    • 1. Florian Wellbrock

      56.20.60

    • 2. Kristóf Rasovszky -

      +4.1

    • 3. Marc-Antoine Olivier -

      +8.8

    • 4. Gregorio Platrinieri -

      +15.5

    • 5. Hau-Li Fan -

      +20.0

    • 9. Ferry Weertman -

      +48.2

    Open Water Swimming 44 minutes ago

    Another 4.8 km -

    Weertman seems to have missed the boat.

    A group with the current number four to eight has come closer to the top three, but Weertman is not among them.

    He is in ninth position and is more than 40 seconds behind.

    Open water swimming 1 hour ago

    Another 5.7 km -

    At the start of the fourth round, Marco-Antoine Olivier has taken over the lead from Florian Wellbrock.

    But more importantly: Ferry Weertman is slowly approaching.

    His gap on the leader has decreased from 51 to 44 seconds.

    Open water swimming 1 hour ago

    The 29-year-old Weertman jumped into the water at 6.30 am (Japanese time) with a swimming cap, but he has now taken it off.

    That is only nice for the viewer from dry land, because it makes him extra recognizable.

    Open water swimming 1 hour ago

    Another 6.0 km -

    Weertman has moved up a few places and is in eleventh position.

    His gap to Wellbrock is still 51 seconds.

    an hour ago

    Open water swimming 1 hour ago

    Another 6.2 km -

    For the time being, the trio in the lead remains out of reach for the pursuers.

    The difference between number three Kristóf Rasovszky and number four Gregorio Paltrinieri is no less than half a minute.

    Open water swimming 1 hour ago

    The conditions in the Japanese water are exceptionally tough and Sharon van Rouwendaal can talk about that.

    She finished second in the women's race yesterday and called the conditions "unprecedented."

    The water temperature is around 30 degrees Celsius.

    Open water swimming 1 hour ago

    7.1 km to go -

    When entering the third round, we have to wonder how Ferry Weertman is doing.

    Will he have a fantastic catch-up race in the house later?

    It is necessary, because he is almost 54 seconds behind the three leaders.

    Rasovszky has just joined the German and Frenchman.

    Open water swimming 1 hour ago

    Another 7.7 km -

     Hungarian Kristóf Rasovszky tries to join the two leaders.

    Then we see a big gap to the other swimmers, including Ferry Weertman

    Open water swimming 1 hour ago

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    Open water swimming 1 hour ago

    Another 8.6 km -

    The first round of just over 1.4 kilometers is over.

    Ferry Weertman starts slow to say the least, as he swims in 25th position.

    The Dutchman is more than 40 seconds behind Wellbrock.



    • Top three after first round:

    • 1. Florian Wellbrock -

      15.49.3

    • 2. Marc-Antoine Olivier -

      +6.4

    • 3. Kristóf Rasovszky -

      +13.6

    Open water swimming 1 hour ago

    Another 8.8 km -

    Wellbrock is the first to arrive at the drinking zone and grabs a water bottle.

    Frenchman Marc-Antoine Olivier - the number two at the 2019 World Cup - does not drink and joins the German in the lead.

    Open Water Swimming 2 hours ago

    Florian Wellbrock is not just anyone.

    The German became world champion at this distance in 2019.

    Open Water Swimming 2 hours ago

    Another 9.1 km -

     After 0.9 kilometers the first measuring point is and the differences are immediately clear: Florian Wellbrock is seriously gone.

    The Germans have more than ten seconds on the current number two.

    Weertman still swims in the large group in sixteenth place.

    Open Water Swimming 2 hours ago

    9.6 km to go -

    Unlike yesterday we get an early attack!

    The German Florian Wellbrock immediately punches a small hole.

    Open Water Swimming 2 hours ago

    Start!

     The starting signal sounds and immediately afterwards the 26 swimmers jump into the warm water.

    Open Water Swimming 2 hours ago

    So we start in the water in the south of Tokyo, where Ferry Weertman hopes to extend his Olympic title.

    That is something that has never been achieved before in the part that has been Olympic since 2008.

    Olympics 2 hours ago

    What can we look forward to on this Olympic night?



    • 0.30 am: open water swimming

    • Ferry Weertman

    • 2:10 am: heptathlon, long jump

    • Broersen, Oosterwegel and Vetter

    • 3.00 am: 4x100m women

    • Dutch relay team

    • 3.00 am: diving

    • Celine van Duijn

    • 4.30 am: 4x100m men

    • Dutch relay team

    Olympics 2 hours ago

    Olympic program 5 August: these Dutchmen take action.

    Olympics 2 hours ago

    It is a little after 6 am in Tokyo, but the first athletes are already in action.

    Ferry Weertman hopes to extend his Olympic title in open water swimming, after which many Dutch people will take action in the athletics tournament from 2.10 am (Dutch time).

    Anouk Vetter, for example, surprisingly takes the lead in the heptathlon.

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