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Monday, January 31, 2011
Petar Stoychev Rights Ship In Santa Fe
Based on those ten strong years of dominance on the Grand Prix circuit, fans have high expectations of the three-time Olympian from Bulgaria. This weekend, he did not disappoint on the second race of the 2011 circuit in Argentina.
But after a long 8 hours and 14 minutes, there was still only a two-second difference between the victorious Bulgarian and second-place Andrea Volpini of Italy with Rodolfo Valenti of Italy third another two seconds back in 8:14:45.
Argentina's three-time pool swimming Olympian Cecilia Biagioli is proving her versatility outside the pool as she won her second-straight FINA Grand Prix victory.
The 400 and 800-meter specialist finished in 8:15:27 - close to the top men and easily distant from the other seven women in the race including a 19-minute victory over second-place Pilar Geijo of Argentina (8:34:26) and far ahead of third-place Esther Nunez Morera of Spain in 8:41:01.
The next FINA Grand Prix in Viedma, Argentina is a 12K race that is expected to attract a large field. The new race is organized by renowned marathon swimmer Claudio Plit, an International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame inductee - like Petar Stoychev.
1. PETAR STOYCHEV (BUL) 8:14:41.12
2. ANDREA VOLPINI (ITA) 8:14:43.45
3. RODOLFO VALENTI (ITA) 8:14:45.76
4. GUILLERMO BERTOLA (ARG) 8:15:04.46
5. IVAN AFANEVICH (RUS) 8:17:58.71
6. GABRIEL VILLAGOIZ (ARG) 8:19:48.45
7. DAMIAN BLAUM (ARG) 8:23:24.11
8. EDOARDO STOCHINO (ITA) 8:23:43.01
9. SERGEJ BAUER (GER) 8:36:42.21
10. LUCIANO SALES RUBIO (ARG) 8:38:12.16
11. EVGENJI POP ACEV (MKD) 8:44:03.23
12. RAUL MACEDO (ARG) 8:52:35.28
13. IGOR DIMOVSKI (MKD) 9:33:27.10
ALEX STUDZINSKY (GER), MARTÍN CARRIZO (ARG), DAMIAN JUAREZ (ARG), IAN VAN DER HULST (NED) - DNF
1. CECILIA BIAGIOLI (ARG) 8:15:27.31
2. PILAR GEIJO (ARG) 8:34:26.33
3. ESTHER NUÑEZ (ESP) 8:41:01.75
4. ALESSANDRA ROMITI (ITA) 8:42:04.00
5. ANTONELLA BOGARIN (ARG) 8:45:21.49
6. NOELIA PETTI (ARG) 9:21:51.00
7. NICOLETTA SIMONAZZI (ITA) 9:26:28.01
8. VANESA GARCIA (ARG) 9:32:25.48
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