Germany won its third gold medal of the open water swimming world championships on Saturday with Angela Maurer triumphing in the women's 25-kilometer race.
Maurer swam through the Bay of Naples in 6 hours, 22 minutes, 46.9 seconds, beating Russia's Natalia Pankina by just under a second. Another Russian, Ksenia Popova, was third.
Germany has a chance to claim its fourth gold medal Sunday when two-time winner Thomas Lurz competes in the Men's 25-kilometer race, reports AP.
The Russian missile cruiser Varyag, which is currently staying in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea, blocked the US Navy aircraft carrier strike group in the Adriatic Sea