SA’s Roux drops out of 10km swim

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Jessica_Roux AFP South Africa's Jessica Roux seen here at the start of the women's 10km open water race at the Olympics.

London – Jessica Roux of South Africa dropped out of the women's 10-kilometre open water swim on the fourth of six laps.

She had fallen well off the pace in the gruelling race at the Serpentine, a lake in Hyde Park.

Roux was hoisted onto a safety raft and taken back to shore. She was then carted off in a wheelchair.

Earlier, Fang Yanqiao of China withdrew because of an injury sustained before the race. A release announcing Fang's pullout did not give details of her injury.

Twenty-three swimmers are now competing in the race, which first became an Olympic event four years ago in Beijing. – Sapa-AP

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