2018 GLASGOW OPEN WATER

After a couple of promising years Hungary’s Kristof Rasovszky came up with breakthrough performances in Loch Lomond. Racing in wetsuits in the 17.2C water the 21-year old wrote history by becoming the first man to win medals in all three individual events in a single edition of the European Championships (Germany’s Thomas Lurz achieved this feat at the 2013 Worlds). Rasovszky won the 5km, missed his touch in the 10km so got the silver behind the Netherlands’ Olympic and world champion Ferry Weertman (who raised the young hero’s hand on the pontoon, acknowledging his efforts) – then he managed to win the gruelling 25km event (it was his third ever try over the longest distance).