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Germany's Florian Wellbrock and Italy's Gregorio Paltrinieri pose for photos with their gold and bronze medals for the 10-kilometer swimming event on August 5.
Germany’s Florian Wellbrock and Italy’s Gregorio Paltrinieri pose for photos with their gold and bronze medals for the 10-kilometer swimming event on August 5. Oliver Weiken/picture alliance via Getty Images

Germany’s Florian Wellbrock and Italy’s Gregorio Paltrinieri have become the second and third athletes in Olympic history to medal in both swimming and marathon swimming at a single Olympic Games.

Wellbrock, a bronze medalist in the men’s 1,500 meter freestyle, won gold in the men’s marathon swimming 10 kilometers event, the Olympics’ longest swim, by upwards of 25 seconds, with a time of 1:48:33.7.

The German swimmer also becomes the first male marathon swimmer to win an Olympic medal as the reigning world champion in the event.

Paltrinieri, a silver medalist in the 800 meter freestyle, took bronze in 1:49:01.1. The Italian swimmer becomes the first Italian man to claim an Olympic medal in marathon swimming.

Hungary’s Kristof Rasovszky earned silver in 1:48:59.0.



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