Gianniotis of Greece

Spyros Gianniotis (left) of Greece, winner in the men’s 10km Open Water Swimming event, celebrates after finishing during the FINA Swimming World Championships at the Jinshan City Beach in Shanghai

Gianniotis of Greece



Spyros Gianniotis of Greece overtook defending champion Thomas Lurz of Germany down the stretch to win the men’s 10-kilometre open water swimming race at the world championships on Wednesday.

Gianniotis broke free of a pack of swimmers after the final turn and passed Lurz and Britain’s Daniel Lee Fogg, who had led for most of the race.

The Greek swimmer finished in one hour 54 minutes 24.7 seconds. Lurz was 2.5 seconds behind in second place, with Russia’s Sergey Bolshakov collecting bronze.