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-Gwangju FINA Words- Open water participants fight off rain

-광주세계수영비바람과 싸운 오픈워터 철인들…"이 정도 날씨는 OK"

-Gwangju FINA Words- Open water participants fight off rain


The 2019 Gwangju FINA World Aquatics Championships open water swimming also known as the marathon of swimming is being held outdoors at Yeosu Expo Ocean Park.


As it is an outdoor event, the discipline can easily be influenced by weather conditions.


On Thursday, the FINA Worlds held the open water 5km team relay in Yeosu waters under rain and strong winds.


A FINA official said the water temperatures were OK to go ahead with the event as planned. Also, some of participants said such weather conditions does not matter to proceed.


The open water swimming category now has 25km events left to be held on Friday. The seasons 5th typhoon Danas is approaching the area, but the games are expected to be held as scheduled.

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