The 24-year-old dominated on Monday in the 26.7 degree warm Lupa lake in front of his long-time Italian competitor Gregorio Paltrinieri. Bronze went to Wellbrock’s training partner Mychajlo Romantschuk from Ukraine. Wellbrock struck after 52: 48.8 mins. His lead over Paltrinieri was 3.9 secs.
For numerous starter Wellbrock it was currently the 4th medal in the fourth competition at the Globe Mug and the second title. Born in Bremen, who learns Magdeburg, had won bronze in the swimming pool over 800 meters of freestyle and also over 1500 meters of freestyle. On Monday, he likewise safeguarded the gold medal to the German Frewasser relay with a solid final sprint.
In the five-kilometer race, which the open water Olympic champ has freshly consisted of in his program contrasted to the last Globe Cup, Wellbrock swam ahead from the begin. Around fifty percent of the route, he led a leading team of 5. At the last round, he cleared up with Paltrinieri and also won with confidence.