Cavs Ramirez Places 15th at World Swimming Championships
PERTH, Australia - University of Virginia sophomore Austin Ramirez (Brookfield, Wis.) placed 15th in the five kilometer open water swim on the opening day of the FINA World Swimming Championships in Perth, Australia. Ramirez, who swam a time of 56:51.4, played a key role as the U.S. won the team title in the event. Olympian Alexei Akatiev of Russia won the individual title in a time of 55:18.6
Along with Ramirez, American John Flanagan placed eighth in a time of 55:57.3. In the women's competition, U.S. swimmer Erica Rose captured first place in a time of 59:23.5. Ramirez, Flanagan and Rose had a combined time of 2:52:12.2, narrowly defeating the Russians' combined time of 2:52:16.7 for the team title.
Ramirez, who was the 1997 U.S. national champion in the five kilometer open water swim, is finished competing at the World Championships.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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