Such a gutsy move, swimming the 10km Open Water race backstroke. Just proves once again that when it comes to race tactics, Keri-anne Payne is playing chess, while the rest of the world plays checkers.
Congratulations to Keri-anne, winning back-to-back world titles. Hopefully this is the first, but not the last swimming gold for Britain in Shanghai.
PS. The photo above is just the turn at the buoy. She swam the rest of the race freestyle.
Women's 10km Full Results
2012 Olympic Qualifiers
- Keri-Anne Payne (GBR) (Britain's first individual athlete qualified for 2012)
- Martina Grimaldi (ITA)
- Marianna Lymperta (GRE)
- Melissa Gorman (AUS)
- Cecilia Biagioli (ARG)
- Poliana Okimoto (BRA)
- Jana Pechanova (CZE)
- Angela Maurer (GER)
- Swann Oberson (SUI)
- Erika Villaecija Garcia (ESP)