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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Anna Olasz Showcases Her Talents In Hamburg

Up-and-coming open water swimming star Anna Olasz of Hungary put an exclamation mark on her victorious LEN Open Water Cup season.

She was disappointed in 2012 when she just barely missed out the 2012 London Olympics after being touched out in the qualification swim by her Hungarian teammate, Eva Risztov, who then went on to win the gold medal in London. But her goals for this 2016 quadrennial are being achieved one-by-one.

The personable Hungarian teenager with plenty of upside won the final race of the season of the LEN (Ligue Européenne de Natation) Cup final in the Dove Elbe Rowing Course in Hamburg, Germany this weekend. The victory sealed her first overall title of the Cup series.

She won 3,500€ after the 6-race series in Israel, Hungary, Turkey, Netherlands, Spain, and the final in Hamburg.

2013 European Open Water Swimming Cup - Hamburg Results (10 km + 5 km)

1. Anna Olasz (HUN)​ 3:00:54.39 (2:02:53.35+0:58:01.04)
2. Nicole Cirillo (ITA) 3:02:44.18 (2:02:57.83+0:59:46.35)
3. Patricia Wartenberg (GER) 3:02:45.86 (2:02:53.25+0:59:52.61)

​ 2013 European Open Water Swimming Cup - Points + Prize Money

1. Anna Olasz (HUN)​ 88 points 3500€
2. Nicole Cirillo (ITA) 80 points 3000€
3. Finnia Wunram (GER) 78 points 2000€
4. Patricia Wartenberg (GER) 75 points 1250€
5. Svenja Zihsler (GER) 58 points 750€​

Note: Eva Risztov (HUN)​ won 5 km Leg #1 in Bat Yam, Israel and the 10 km Leg #2 in Balatonfüred, Hungary. Nicole Cirillo (ITA) won the 5 km Leg #3 in Darica-Kocaeli, Turkey. Finnia Wunram (GER) won 10 km Leg #4 in Hoorn, Netherlands. Aurélie Muller (FRA) won the 7.5 km Leg #5 in Navia, Spain​. Anna Olasz won the 10 km + 5 km final in Hamburg, Germany.

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