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2016 WOWSA AWARDS
Vote in All Four CategoriesThe World Open Water Swimming Association is pleased to present the 2016 WOWSA Award Nominees.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Ana Marcela Cunha Wins Another FINA World Cup Title
After a third place finish in Santos (Brazil), a sixth in Viedma (Argentina) in the first two legs of the World Cup circuit, Ana Marcela really started to pick up steam.
She won the 10 km races in Eilat (Israel) and Cancun (Mexico), then picked up a third in lac St-Jean (Canada) and a second in lac Mégantic (Canada), and then finished the season with victories in Hong Kong and Shantou (China).
Consistently competitive throughout the season, tenaciously tough in all conditions warm and cold, and spectacularly speedy down the finish, Ana Marcela fired on all cylinders in 3 continents during 2012. While she maintained a full pool and ocean swimming schedule in her native country of Brazil, she put her stamp on the international circuit.
And expect her to continue her winning ways until the 2016 Rio Olympics where she will be well-positioned to be competitive in the Olympic 10km Marathon Swim in Copacabana Beach in front of hundreds of thousands of spectators.
1. Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA) 160 points
2. Nadine Reichert (GER) 106 points
3. Angela Maurer (GER) 103 points
4. Eva Fabian (USA) 56 points
5. Olga Beresnyeva (UKR) 48 points
6. Christine Jennings (USA) 46 points
7. Martina Grimaldi (ITA) 36 points
8. Emily Brunemann (USA) 30 points
8. Cao Shi Yue (CHN) 30 points
10. Shi Yu (CHN) 28 points
11. Jana Pechanova (CZE) 22 points
12. Anna Guseva (RUS) 20 points
13. Karla Sitic (CRO) 19 points
14. Alexandra Sokolova (RUS) 18 points
14. Ekaterina Seliverstova (RUS) 18 points
14. Haley Anderseon 18 points
17. Zsofia Balazs (CAN) 17 points
17. Cara Baker (NZL) 17 points
19. Heidi George (USA) 16 points
19. Xin Xin (CHN) 16 points
21. Beatrice Pineau (CAN) 15 points
22. Aurelie Muller (FRA) 14 points
22. Poliana Okimoto (BRA) 14 points
22. Anna Uvarova (RUS) 14 points
22. Ashley Twichell (USA) 14 points
22. Leah Cutting (AUS) 14 points
27. Giorgia Consiglio (ITA) 12 points
27. Yanel Pinto (VEN) 12 points
27. Nadine Williams (CAN) 12 points
30. Cecilia Biagioli (ARG) 10 points
30. Claire Thompson (USA) 10 points
32. Elizveta Gorshkova (RUS) 8 points
32. Zhou Lili (CHN) 8 points
34. Alejandra Gonzales Lara (MEX) 6 points
34. Alona Berbasova (UKR) 6 points
34. Kalliopi Araouzou (GRE) 6 points
34. Margarita Dominguez (ESP) 6 points
34. Silvie Rybarova (CZE) 6 points
34. Isabelle Longo (BRA) 6 points
34. Benjaporn Sriphanomthorn (THA) 6 points
34. Wang Jing Yu (CHN) 6 points
34. Emily Seymour (AUS) 6 points
34. He Shi Hui (CHN) 6 points
34. Alice Whiley (AUS) 6 points
34. Wang Hefei (CHN) 6 points
46. Yumi Kida (JPN) 5 points
46. Betina Lorscheitter (BRA) 5 points
48. Alice Franco (ITA) 4 points
48. Carla Diaz (VEN) 4 points
48. Daniela Pinto (POR) 4 points
48. Ines Hahn (GER) 4 points
48. Linsy Heister (NED) 4 points
48. Maaike Waaijer (NED) 4 points
48. Marianna Lymperta (GRE) 4 points
48. Svenja Zihsler (GER) 4 points
48. Tyra Rooney (CAN) 4 points
48. Mathilde Sorensen (DEN) 4 points
48. Eloise Labrecque (CAN) 4 points
48. Jade Dusablon (CAN) 4 points
48. Leena Struzina (CAN) 4 points
48. Leonie Pamerleau (CAN) 4 points
48. Lei Shan (CHN) 4 points
48. Yang Dandan (CHN) 4 points
48. Cu Buzhou (CHN) 4 points
48. Li Yilin (CHN) 4 points
48. Chen Xinyi (CHN) 4 points
48. Liu Zige (CHN) 4 points
48. Tian Muran (CHN) 4 points
48. Jiang Yu (CHN) 4 points
48. Li Mo (CHN) 4 points
48. Chu Xu (CHN) 4 points
48. Tian Yue (CHN) 4 points
48. Yang Yue (CHN) 4 points
48. Deng Aichen (CHN) 4 points
48. Kong Xiangtong (CHN) 4 points
48. Bao Xueyi (CHN) 4 points
48. Ten Yue (CHN) 4 points
48. Xu Ruyun (CHN) 4 points
79. Anne Greta Olasz (HUN) 3 points
79. Gabriela Cordeiro (BRA) 3 points
81. Alexandra Philippa Panayides (CYP) 2 points
81. Anastasia Krapivina (RUS) 2 points
81. Caitlin Nolan (CAN) 2 points
81. Chen Pinsly (ISR) 2 points
81. Cindy Toscano (GUA) 2 points
81. Erika Villaecija (ESP) 2 points
81. Federica Vitale (ITA) 2 points
81. Gabriela Rocha (BRA) 2 points
81. Laila El-Bassiouni (EGY) 2 points
81. Lee Cohen (ISR) 2 points
81. Lidiya Ivanova (BUL) 2 points
81. Liliana Hernandez (VEN) 2 points
81. Lizeth Rueda Santos (MEX) 2 points
81. Maria Bulakhova (RUS) 2 points
81. Mariana De Souza (BRA) 2 points
81. Melissa Villasenor (MEX) 2 points
81. Nouran Tanek (EGY) 2 points
81. Ophelie Aspord (FRA) 2 points
81. Rotem Amit (ISR) 2 points
81. Rotem Shimron (ISR) 2 points
81. Swann Oberson (SUI) 2 points
81. Teja Zupan (SLO) 2 points
81. Vicenia Navarro (VEN) 2 points
81. Yehudit Eini (ISR) 2 points
81. Zaira Cardenas (MEX) 2 points
81. Sarah-Lee Hevey (CAN) 2 points
81. Marianela Mendoza (ARG) 2 points
81. Noelia Petti (ARG) 2 points
81. Charlotte Webby (NZL) 2 points
81. Caitlin Wall (NZL) 2 points
81. Chan Ching Man (HKG) 2 points
81. Wong Ming Yu Claudia (HKG) 2 points
81. Sithee Sontisiriklit (THA) 2 points
81. Qu Hong Fei (HKG) 2 points
116. Florencia Melo (VEN) 0 points
117. Ingrid Franca (BRA) 0 points
118. Mirna Romero (MEX) 0 points
119. Noga Perry (ISR) 0 points
120. Roni Bove (ISR) 0 points
121. Tali Lemcoff (ISR) 0 points
122. Nika Kozamernik (SLO) 0 points
123. Nicole Ribas (BRA) 0 points
124. Rita Vanessa Garcia (ARG) 0 points
125. Kathryn Gagnon (CAN) 0 points
126. Li Xue (CHN) 0 points
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