Lausanne, October 1, 2007 –
In the women’s race, four swimmers finished in the same second and the Brazilian Poliana Okimoto, confirmed her first FINA victory obtained last week in Shantou, after an exceptional sprint; she preceded the German Britta Kamrau-Corestein and the surprising Chinese Yang Jieqiao. Angela Maurer (GER), the leader of the general standings, was only fourth.
Medallists in Hong Kong
Women - 1. Poliana Okimoto (BRA) 1h50m11s35; 2. Britta Kamrau-Corestein (GER) 1h50m11s45; 3. Yang Jieqiao (CHN) 1h50m11s55
Standings after nine races
Women – 1. Angela Maurer (GER) 122 pts; 2. Britta Kamrau-Corestein (GER) 98 pts; 3. Poliana Okimoto (BRA) 70 pts
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