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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Andreas Waschburger Wins 2013 LEN Cup Title

Up-and-coming open water swimming star Andreas Waschburger of Germany put an exclamation mark on his 16th LEN Open Water Cup season.

The German swimmer both won the final race of the season of the LEN (Ligue Européenne de Natation) Open Water Swimming Cup held in the Dove Elbe Rowing Course in Hamburg, Germany and the overall Cup series. The sky-diving Waschburger capture his second title based on his four consecutive victories to close out the season.

He won 3,500€ as a result of his performances in the 6-race series in Israel, Hungary, Turkey, Netherlands, Spain, and the final in Hamburg. The results (10 km + 5 km) from Hamburg include:

1. Andreas Waschburger (GER​) 2:46:47.75 (1:51:57.50+0:54:50.25)​
2. Rob Muffels (GER) 2:47:00.76 (1:51:57.50+0:54:50.25)​
3. Axel Reymond (FRA) 2:47:00.76 (1:51:34.82+0:56:22.13)

Results of the 2013 European Open Water Swimming Cup:

During the course of the 2013 season, Sören Meiβner (GER) won 5 km Leg #1 in Bat Yam, Israel in 59:45.40. Brian Ryckeman (BEL) won 10 km Leg #2 in Balatonfüred, Hungary in 2:09.10.66. Waschburger on 5 km Leg #3 in Darica-Kocaeli, Turkey in 57:22.04, 10 km Leg #4 in Hoorn, Netherlands in 2:01:12.70, 7.5 km Leg #5 in Navia, Spain in 1:21.28.90, and the final in Hamburg, Germany.

1. Andreas Waschburger (GER)​ 100 points 3500€​
2. Sören Meiβner (GER) 80 points 3000€
3. Yuval Safra (ISR) 72 points 2000€
4. Rob Muffels (GER) 72 points 2000€
5. Hendrik Rijkens (GER) 67 points 750€

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