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.



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