More Gold for Aussies
Queenslander Trent Grimsey continued his brilliant form by taking out the men's 5km race, while compatriot Stacey Hansford took home the gold in the women's 5km event, just edging out team mate Amy Thompson.The 5km races were swum in tough choppy and windy conditions with a water temperature of just 19 degrees but the
Australians excelled, almost replicating their stunning results from the 10km event two days earlier.In the men's event the placings were the same in both races with Grimsey too good for New Zealand's Kane Radford and teenage Australian Blake Collis.
The race started with the pack swimming together for the first 2km before Grimsey made his move and was never headed.Townsville's Collis performed admirably and looked every chance for the silver coming into the last part of the race but took the wrong line coming into the finish, which cost him valuable time.
The women's race was also reminiscent of the 10km event, with both the Australian girls applying pressure from the beginning, taking advantage of the joint start with the men's race and sitting with them for the first part of the course.In the end, it was another tight finish between the Australians, which this time saw Hansford take the gold, just ahead of Thompson, reversing the results from the 10km.