Aurelie Muller is officially the winner of Swimming World’s Female Open Water Swimmer of the Year title given by Swimming World Magazine. France’s pro swimmer, took a well-deserved honoring title, mostly due to her performances in Hungary’s Lake Balaton when at the 2017 Fina World Swimming Championships.
She was able to get silver in the 5-kilometer race, and two golds. The first golds was at the 10-kilometer race and the second at the 5-kilometer team relay competition. She concluded the event taking eighth place in the 25-kilometer race.
Soon after these victories, Muller gave us all an incredible performance while competing on the FINA/HOSA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup in Abu Dhabi. She also became part of the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix circuits.
Facing her Ultimate Career Disappointment
However, Muller’s career path wasn’t always so smooth. A year ago, she had to face her ultimate career disappointment when she got disqualified when on the last stroke from the 2016 Rio Olympic 10K Marathon Swim to lose a well-deserved medal.
The 27-year-old champion however, didn’t let this event to bring her down. After an intensive year filled with training sessions and hard work, she finally arrived at the 2017 World Championships fearless. Muller swam her signature race (the 10K) amazingly leaving no room for question. She eventually won the race by more than 3 seconds.