Haley Anderson
Courtesy of: Greg Eggert
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By Steven Munatones, Swimming World correspondent, Open Water Course

BARCELONA, Spain, July 20. SHE wanted to cry. She was so disappointed. That was then.


The recent USC graduate from California certainly made up for it today.

Deeply emotional at the USA Swimming World Championship Trials by not qualifying for the 10 km, Haley Anderson came back with a vengeance to win the 5 km trials 2 days later. "My father always makes me feel good," Anderson recalls after her disheartening swim at the USA trials.

"Win or lose, good times and bad, he just knows the right thing to say."

She made Father Anderson smile brightly with paternal pride today by at the 2013 FINA World Championships: win or lose. But there were no tears today, just big broad smiles from the Anderson clan when she led nearly the entire race and then showed her trademark closing sprinting ability to touch out 2-time Olympic veteran Poliana Okimoto of Brazil.

1. Haley Anderson (USA) 56:34.2
2. Poliana Okimoto (BRA) 56:34.4
3. Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA) 56:44.7
4. Kaliopi Araouzou (GRE)56:45.3
5. Isabelle Harle (GER) 56:46.2
6. Cara Baker (NZL) 56:46.2
7. Martina Grimaldi (ITA) 56:46.3
8. Rebecca Mann (USA) 56:46.4
9. Aurelle Muller (FRA) 56:46.5
10. Rachele Bruni (ITA) 56:48.1
11. Danielle Defrancesco (AUS) 56:48.2
12. Anna Olasz (HUN) 56:58.4
13. Yurema Requena Juarez (ESP) 57:00.1
14. Bonnie MacDonald (AUS) 57:01.3
15. Anastasia Azarova (RUS) 57:04.3
16. Margarita Dominguez Cabezas (ESP) 57:04.4
17. Elizaverta Gorshkova (RUS) 57:06.2
18. Ophilie Aspord (FRA) 57:06.3
19. Yanqaio Fang (CHN) 57:07.0
20. Shiyue Cao (CHN) 57:19.5
21. Angelica Andre (POR) 57:22.1
22. Paola Katia Barros Esquivel (ECU) 57:26.4
23. Swann Oberson (SUI) 57:26.8
24. Emma Robinson (NZL) 57:29.5
25. Kyna Pereira (RSA) 57:30.8
26. Belen Florencia Mazzei Villegas (ARG) 57:49.0
27. Paola Perez (VEN) 57:51.5
28. Marianna Lymperta (GRE) 57:55.3
29. Barbora Pickova (CZE) 58:59.2
30. Maroua Mathlouthi (TUN) 59:51.8
31. Florencia Melo (VEN) 1:01:32.5
32. Nataly Rosala Caldas Calle (ECU) 1:01:41.7
33. Laila El Basiouny (EGY) 1:01:52.4
35. Mayela Oropeza Estrada (MEX) 1:03:01.1
36. Valerie Gruest (GUA) 1:03:03.8
37. Mariya Ivanova (KAZ) 1:05:19.0
38. Mahina Valdivia Dannenberg (CHI) 1:05:19.6
39. Anna Gakhokidze (KAZ) 1:06:25.6
40. Hannah Hang Fung Li (HKG) 1:06:30.6
41. Risa Andriani Permana (INA) 1:10:16.7
42. Maria Mikaela Aponte (BOL) 1:10:21.2
Michele Weber (RSA) - DNF
Fiona On Yi Chan (HKG) - DSQ
Finnia Wunram (GER) -- DNF




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