Ana Marcela Cunha of Brazil won the women’s marathon swimming event, a 10 kilometer race, by less than a second.
Cunha swam the race, the Olympics' longest swim, in 1:59:30.8 to win her first ever Olympic medal. She has been named open water swimmer of the year by the sport's governing body FINA the last three times the award was given.
Dutch swimmer Sharon van Rouwendaal, the gold medalist in 2016, takes silver with a time of 1:59:31.7. Australian Kareena Lee finished just behind Van Rouwendaaal to claim bronze in 1:59:32.5.