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Gritty German Lurz makes history with 25-km gold

By Iain Rogers BARCELONA (Reuters) - Germany's Thomas Lurz became the only man to have struck gold in all four open water events when he battled through the pain of the final sprint to edge the 25-km race at the world championships in Barcelona on Saturday.

Swimming/Diving: World Championships results

Results in the world swimming and diving championships on Thursday: Open water swimming 5km teams 1. Christian Reichert/Thomas Lurz/Isabelle Harle (GER) 52min 51.1sec, 2. Spyridon Gianniotis/Antonios Fokaidis/Kalliopi Araozou (GRE) 54:03.3, 3. Allan Do Carmo/Samuel De Bona/Melissa Gorman (BRA) 54:03.5 afp

Swimming/Diving: World Championships results

Results in the world swimming and diving championships on Monday: Open water swimming Men 10km 1. Spyridon Gianniotis (GRE) 1:49:11.8, 2. Thomas Lurz (GER) 1:49:14.5, 3. Oussama Mellouli (TUN) 1:49:19.2, 4. Damien Cattin-Vidal (FRA) 1:49:19.8, 5. Richard Weinberger (CAN) 1:49:19.9, 6. Ferry Weertman (NED), 1:49:20.3, 7. Allan do Carmo (BRA) 1:49:26.2, 8. Chad Ho (RSA) 1:49:26.3, 9. Christian Reichert (GER) 1:49:26.2, 10. Guillermo Betola (ARG) 1:49:28.4 Diving Men 1m springboard

Golden Mellouli makes history in open water

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Tunisia's Oussama Mellouli became the first swimmer to win Olympic and world titles in both the pool and open water when he snatched a narrow victory in the 5-km event in Barcelona on Saturday. The 29-year-old North African powered around the two laps of the world championship harbor course at the end of the Rambla tourist drag in the heart of the Catalan capital in 53 minutes 30.4 seconds.
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