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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Samuel Menegon De Bona Wins Hong Kong FINA World Cup

After the euphoria of winning the bronze medal at the 2013 FINA World Championships with teammates Allan do Carmo and Poliana Okimoto, Samuel Menegon De Bona of Brazil was on a high. His smile was brighter than normal, his training was better.

With the next Summer Olympics in his native country, the personable Brazilian has his sights on an Olympic medal in the 10K marathon swim in Copacabana Beach. Those thoughts and goals are helping make things happen.

This morning in Hong Kong, De Bona won the final race on the 2013 FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup circuit this morning in Hong Kong.

The final results are as follows:

1. Samuel De Bona (BRA) 1:53:34.0
2. Romain Beraud (FRA) 1:53:35.5
3. Rhys Mainstone-Hodson (AUS) 1:53:35.6
4. Simon Huitenga (AUS) 1:53:35.7
5. Allan Do Carmo (BRA) 1:53:37.0
6. Simone Ruffini (ITA) 1:53:37.4
7. Thomas Lurz (GER) 1:53:38.7
8. Matteo Furlan (ITA) 1:53:39.9
9. Diogo Villarinho (BRA) 1:53:40.6
10. Kane Radford (NZL) 1:53:45.7
11. Christian Reichert (GER) 1:54:05.0
12. Federico Vanelli (ITA) 1:54:20.4
13. Brian Ryckeman (BEL) 1:55:12.0
14. Igor Snitko (UKR) 1:55:13.0
15. Vitaliy Khudyakov (KAZ) 1:55:15.1
16. Victor Colonese (BRA) 1:55:22.7
17. Shuhei Matsumura (JPN) 1:56:58.7
18. Jan Posmourny (CZE) 1:59:04.2
19. Nicola Bolzonello (ITA) 1:59:21.8
20. Ye Qianpeng (CHN) 1:59:24.0
21. Yao Han (CHN) 1:59:30.0
22. Weng Jingwei (CHN) 1:59:30.6
23. Luis Arapiraca (BRA) 2:01:01.3
24. Lo Chun (TPE) 2:02:33.3
25. Ling Tin Yu (HKG) 2:03:57.0
26. Aplah Fadlan Prawira (IND) 2:03:58.0
27. Shun Kanamori (JPN) 2:05:59.5
28. Peerapat Lertsathapornsuk (THA) 2:06:52.8
29. Kwan Pak Hong (HKG) 2:07:12.0
30. Hui Chun Hin (HKG) 2:09:07.6
31. Brandon Boon (SIN) 2:10:34.4
32. Li Chun Hong (HKG) 2:10:38.1
33. Lee Ho Yat Winson (HKG) 2:11:20.0
34. Tung Yu-En (TPE) 2:11:29.5
35. Andi Fabian (IND) 2:11:35.5
36. Poon Chinga Leung Sunny (HKG) 2:13:02.4

Photo shows Allan do Carmo, Poliana Okimoto, and Samuel Menegon De Bona after their bronze medal performance in the 5 km Team Pursuit at the 2013 FINA World Championships.

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