12.5 Kilometers into the open water event, the race was suspended due to wind and swell. When Britta Kamrau-Corestein exited the water, she claimed that officials told her the gold would be hers. Apparently this may be a FINA rule during an open water event. However after a long "pow wow", officials said something along the lines of, "our bad, you are going to swim the rest of the 12.5 kilometers tomorrow."
Britta Kamrau-Corestein admits the split race probably helped her in the long run but feels rules must be consistent.
From the article:
- American Kalyn Keller took silver and Russia's Ksenia Popova bronze, with that pair prevailing in a sprint finish over German Angela Maurer (fourth) and Russian Natalya Pankina (fifth). [Link]