World University Games, Open Water: Italy Sweeps 10K Titles

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SHENZHEN, China, August 12. THE first open water race featured an Italian sweep of the gold medals at the World University Games.

Italy's Simone Ruffini claimed the men's 10K title in 1:58:00.747, while Russia's Kiriil Abrosimov took second in 2:00:03.359. Japan's Yasunari Hirai rounded out the podium with a third-place 2:00:05.548. Connor Signorin (2:00:26.648) and Ryan Feeley (2:05:02.282) placed seventh and 14th for the U.S.

Italy's Rachele Bruni captured the women's 10K in 2:06:49.314, while Germany's Nadine Reichert finished second in 2:07:29.219. Italy's Alice Franco completed the top three with a third-place time of 2:08:42.772. Tristin Baxter (2:13:04.682) and Damaris Iriondo (2:14:10.968) placed 12th and 16th for the U.S.