9 August 12:44 (BST)

OW: VAN ROUWENDAAL (NED) - gold in women's open water swimming 10km

GLASGOW - Comments from Sharon VAN ROUWENDAAL (NED) after winning the gold medal in the women's 10km open water swimming event at Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park on Thursday.

Sharon VAN ROUWENDAAL (NED) - gold

On trying to break clear but failing to shake off silver medallist Giulia GABRIELLESCHI (ITA):

"Today was really different from yesterday's 5km [which she also won]. I managed to sprint from the start and leave some distance very soon then but today I just couldn't manage to detach from her (GABRIELLESCHI).

"I thought I might have done it after the 5km but it just didn't work, I accelerated and accelerated and didn't manage to leave her behind until the end where I put all my strength in my feet for the last sprint."

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