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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Poliana Okimoto Makes It A Double Victory In Hong Kong

When Poliana Okimoto won this morning's FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup race in Hong Kong, she made it a double victory for Brazil.

With Samuel Menegon De Bona's victory on the men's side, Okimoto's win on the women's side made it all the more sweeter for the Brazilian team and their fans.

Okimoto and De Bona's victory show that Brazil is certainly on the rise when it comes to professional marathon swimming. The investment in time, financial support, and effort on the part of the athletes, their coaches, and the Brazilian Swimming Federation are proving to be good ones, especially with the 10 km marathon swim on Copacabana Beach for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games on the horizon.

The final results are as follows:

1. Poliana Okimoto (BRA) 2:02:48.5
2. Martina Grimaldi (ITA) 2:02:57.8
3. Shan Lei (CHN) 2:02:58.1
4. Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA) 2:02:58.6
5. Jessica Walker (AUS) 2:02:59.8
6. Anna Olasz (HUN) 2:02:59.8
7. Christine Jennings (USA) 2:03:00.0
8. Alice Franco (ITA) 2:03:01.2
9. Yumi Kida (JPN) 2:03:01.4
10. Emily Brunemann (USA) 2:03:02.2
11. Betina Lorscheitter (BRA) 2:03:02.5
12. Anrora Ponsele (ITA) 2:03:03.1
13. Isabelle Harle (GER) 2:03:03.8
14. Tristin Baxter (USA) 2:03:06.5
15. Rachele Bruni (ITA) 2:03:08.7
16. Olga Beresnyeva (UKR) 2:03:08.7
17. Heidi Gan (MAS) 2:03:31.6
18. Dandan Yang (CHN) 2:05:41.4
19. Miki Asayama (JPN) 2:10:38.4
20. Xeniya Romanchuk (KAZ) 2:11:58.1
21. Fiona On Yi Chan (HKG) 2:13:41.9
22. Shiyue Cao (CHN) 2:15:13.9
23. Ammiga Himathongkom (THA) 2:17:23.5
24. Tiffany Wan Fung Lee (HKG) 2:17:26.9
25. Yu-Ching Fu (TPE) 2:18:34.5
26. Mariy Ivanova (KAZ) 2:20:16.0
27. Annisa Fabiola (INA) 2:22:24.3
28. Ching Man Chan (HKG) 2:22:25.2
29. Esme Wai Chang (HKG) 2:23:50.3
30. Ming Yu Claudia Wong (HKG) 2:24:34.3
31. Hannah Hang Fung Li (HKG) 2:28:40.8
Risa Andriani Permana (INA) OTL
Nellya Abdrakhmanova (KAZ) OTL
Nina Rakhimova (KAZ) OTL
Ming Hsuan Yang (TPE) DQ
Angela Maurer (GER) DNF
Sithee Sontisiriklit (THA) DNF

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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