September 30, 2022


Germany's Florian Wellbrock and Italy's Gregorio Paltrinieri pose for photos with their gold and bronze medals for the 10-kilometer swimming event on August 5.
Germany’s Florian Wellbrock and Italy’s Gregorio Paltrinieri pose for pictures with their gold and bronze medals for the 10-kilometer swimming occasion on August 5. Oliver Weiken/image alliance through Getty Photographs

Germany’s Florian Wellbrock and Italy’s Gregorio Paltrinieri have turn out to be the second and third athletes in Olympic historical past to medal in each swimming and marathon swimming at a single Olympic Video games.

Wellbrock, a bronze medalist within the males’s 1,500 meter freestyle, received gold within the males’s marathon swimming 10 kilometers occasion, the Olympics’ longest swim, by upwards of 25 seconds, with a time of 1:48:33.7.

The German swimmer additionally turns into the primary male marathon swimmer to win an Olympic medal because the reigning world champion within the occasion.

Paltrinieri, a silver medalist within the 800 meter freestyle, took bronze in 1:49:01.1. The Italian swimmer turns into the primary Italian man to say an Olympic medal in marathon swimming.

Hungary’s Kristof Rasovszky earned silver in 1:48:59.0.



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