Grimaldi wins first 2012 Olympic swim test event
Italy's Martina Grimaldi won the first swim test event for the 2012 London Olympics on Saturday in a 10-kilometer race in Hyde Park's Serpentine.
A month after taking silver at the same distance at the world championships in Shanghai, Grimaldi overtook Eva Fabian of the United States down the final stretch to win in 2 hours, 2 minutes, 49.5 seconds.
Fabian led for nearly the entire race but finished half a second back in second. Brazil's Poliana Okimoto was third and American swimmer Christine Jennings was fourth amid the greenery of London's largest park.
Canada's Richard Weinberger won the men's race, followed by Germany's Thomas Lurz. World champion Spyridon Gianniotis of Greece finished third.