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We are happy that open water swimming event will have first gold medal of Championships, TOWSC Chair says

25.07.2015, 08:41 Sport
During today’s open water swimming kickoff press conference in Kazan, Chairperson of the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee (TOWSC) Ronnie Wong Man Chiu admitted he’s so proud that the first medallists at the Championships will be determined in the open water event.

“The Kazanka Venue seems to be fully ready to welcome top-class athletes. Taking into account that we visited this venue in May when nothing was ready, just the layouts, now it exceeds all our expectations,” Ronnie Wong Man Chiu said.

“The fact that the open water swimming event will have the first gold medal of these Championships really brings us joy. Someone will be very lucky (smiles). Another important thing is that the 10km event will shortlist the top 10 athletes to go to Rio 2016,” he added.

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