Heidi Gan Books Rio Spot In 10km Marathon Swimming

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s long distance swimmer Heidi Gan confirmed her Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games spot in the women’s 10km open swimming marathon event with a splendid performance in Portugal today.

Heidi finished 18th in the Olympics Qualifying Tournament in Setubal, Portugal early today after clocking 1 hour 57 minutes 41.20 seconds to gain her place in Rio through the continental quota allocation.

The International Swimming Federation (FINA) allocate spots for Rio to the best ranked athlete from each of the five continents if they failed to qualify for the events on merit. – BERNAMA