Australia’s open water swimmers Simon Huitenga and George O’Brien both fought hard in the rough and tumble open water 10km ride at the World Championships.
Australia has had an encouraging start to the FINA World Championships with Jess Walker finishing fifth and Melissa Gorman seventh in the 5km open water event.
The Australian women’s water polo team have snatched an 8-7 final minute victory against Greece, in a scrappy opening game of the 16th FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia.
Australia has won two bronze medals in the diving at the World Aquatic Championships in Kazan, and have also qualified their women’s 3-metre synchro team for the Rio Olympics.
Olympic open water swimming nominations will be on the line this week when the next generation of Australian 10km swimmers contest the 2015 World Championships.