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Odaiba Marine Park

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Odaiba Beach at the Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo, site of the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2020 Olympic Games

Odaiba Marine Park (お台場海浜公園 in Japanese) is a popular Tokyo tourist and entertainment location on Tokyo Bay. It features sand and rocks surrounding a quiet cove that spreads out beside Daiba Park where futuristic scenery such as the Rainbow Bridge, the Fuji Television Building, and urban resort hotels are located. Odaiba Marine Park is the heart of the coastal subcenter of Tokyo with beautiful sunset and night views.

2020 Summer Olympics

Odaiba Beach at the Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo, site of the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and the 東京2020マラソンスイミング・テストイベント (Tokyo 2020 Marathon Swimming Test Event) on 11 August 2019.

History

Odaiba is a large artificial island in Tokyo Bay across the Rainbow Bridge from central Tokyo. It was initially built for defensive purposes in the 1850s, dramatically expanded during the late 20th century as a seaport district, and has developed since the 1990s as a major commercial, residential and leisure area. There were initially a series of six island fortresses constructed in 1853 for the shogunate to protect Edo (Tokyo) from attack from the sea, the primary threat being Commodore Matthew Perry's Black Ships which had arrived in the same year. Daiba in Japanese refers to the cannon batteries placed on the islands.

2020 Tokyo Olympic Games 10 km Marathon Swim Women's Results

1. Ana Marcela Cunha (Brazil, 29) 1:59:30.90
2. Sharon van Rouwendaal (Netherlands, 27) 1:59:31.70
3. Kareena Lee (Australia, 27) 1:59:32.50
4. Anna Olasz (Hungary, 27) 1:59:34.80
5. Leonie Beck (Germany, 24) 1:59:35.10
6. Haley Anderson (USA, 29) 1:59:36.90
7. Ashley Twichell (USA, 32) 1:59:37.90
8. Xin Xin (China, 24) 2:00:10.10
9. Lara Grangeon de Villele (France, 29) 2:00:57.0
10. Finnia Wunram (Germany, 25) 2:01:01.90
11. Samantha Arévalo (Ecuador, 26) 2:01:30.60
12. Cecilia Biagioli (Argentina, 36) 2:01:31.70
13. Yumi Kida (Japan, 36) 2:01:40.90
14. Rachele Bruni (Italy, 30) 2:02:10.20
15. Anastasiia Kirpichnikova (Russian Olympic Committee, 21) 2:03:17.50
16. Paula Ruiz Bravo (Spain, 22) 2:03:17.60
17. Angelica Andre (Portugal, 26) 2:04:40.70
18. Kate Farley Sanderson (Canada, 21) 2:04:59.10
19. Alice Dearing (Great Britain, 24) 2:05:03.20
20. Paola Perez (Venezuela, 30) 2:05:45.00
21. Michelle Weber (South Africa, 24) 2:06:56.50
22. Krystyna Panchishko (Ukraine, 23) 2:07:35.10
23. Li-Shan Chantal Liew (Singapore, 22) 2:08:17.90
24. Spela Perse (Slovenia, 25) 2:08:33.00
25. Souad Nefissa Cherouati (Algeria, 32) 2:17:21.60

Locations of the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim

In the modern Olympic Games, the early swimming events were also held in open bodies of water that included the following:

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