Jordan Wilimovsky – Open Water and Pool Swimming

Jordan Wilimovsky qualified tonight for the US Olympic Team in 1,500 metre freestyle swimming. Wilimovsky was already on the team, having won the 2015 World Championships in open water swimming. He will likely compete in Rio in both open water swimming and pool swimming, in the 1,500 free. Open water swimming has only been on the Olympic Program since 2008, but this has been done before at the same Olympics, although never by an @TeamUSA swimmer.

This has been accomplished 13 times – 8 times in 2008 and 5 times in 2012. It has been done 8 times by women, and 5 times by men. Of note, Oussama Mellouli of Tunisia won medals in London in both disciplines – winning gold in open water swimming, and a bronze in the 1,500 freestyle. Mellouli had won the 1,500 free gold medal at Beijing in 2008.

year class name noc
2008 Women Melissa Gorman AUS
2008 Women Kristel Köbrich CHI
2008 Women Keri-Anne Payne GBR
2008 Women Cassie Patten GBR
2008 Women Andreina Pinto VEN
2012 Women Cecilia Biagioli ARG
2012 Women Erika Villaecija ESP
2012 Women Éva Risztov HUN
2008 Men Petar Stoychev BUL
2008 Men David Davies GBR
2008 Men Spyros Gianniotis GRE
2012 Men Daniel Fogg GBR
2012 Men Oussama Mellouli TUN

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