LEN European Open Water Championships 2010 – Day 2

Lake Balaton, Balatonfured

Britain’s Cassie Patten finished the women’s 10km race in 17th place after leading the event up to the 8km point. The gold medal went to LInsy Heister from Holland. Italy’s Giorgia Consiglio took the silver and Germany’s Angela Maurer took the bronze.

Patten was Great Britain’s only swimmer in the large field.

A sailing boat passes by as competitors swim in the women's 10km open water race at the European Swimming Championships in the Lake Balaton in Balatonfured August 5, 2010. Dutch swimmer Linsy Heister won the gold medal, Italy's Giorgia Consiglio took the silver and Germany's Angela Maurer took the bronze.  REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay (HUNGARY - Tags: SPORT SWIMMING)

The South East Cornwall swimmer, who came third at the Beijing Olympic Games in the same event, finished 2m 40s behind the winner

REFILE - CORRECTING SPELLING OF FERRETTI Luca Ferretti of Italy celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's 5 km open water race at the European Swimming Championships in Lake Balaton in Balatonfured August 5, 2010. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay (HUNGARY - Tags: SPORT SWIMMING)

Luca Ferretti of Italy won the men’s 5 km open water race.

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