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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Brazil Goes 1-2 Again, This Time In Setúbal Bay

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

From the 2008 World Open Water Swimming Championships to the last year's FINA World Championships and many domestic and international events sandwiched between, Ana Marcela Cunha and Poliana Okimoto have been in the mix among the elite ranks of the world's fastest open water swimmers.

In today's FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup race in Portugal's Setúbal Bay, there was no difference. The blazingly fast and mentally tough pair of Brazilian women went 1-2...again. With the same sights set for the 2016 Rio Olympics in their home country.

The official results:

1. Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA) 2:03:52.2
2. Poliana Okimoto (BRA) 2:03:54.4
3. Martina Grimaldi (ITA) 2:04:00.7
4. Chelsea Gubecka (AUS) 2:04:01.0
5. Rachele Bruni (ITA) 2:04:11.6
6. Eva Fabian (USA) 2:04:13.4
7. Christine Jennings (USA) 2:05:22.6
8. Yu Shi (CHN) 2:05:24.9
9. Yanqiao Fang (CHN) 2:05:25.5
10. Angela Maurer (GER) 2:05:29.4
11. Margarita Dominguez Cabezas (ESP) 2:05:30.7
12. Xin Xin (CHN) 2:05:31.0
13. Isabelle Harle (GER) 2:05:39.6
14. Kareena Lee (AUS) 2:05:48.0
15. Aurelie Muller (FRA) 2:05:50.9
16. Melissa Gorman (AUS) 2:05:55.5
17. Giorgia Consiglio (ITA) 2:06:56.7
18. Finia Wunram (GER) 2:05:58.0
19. Haley Anderson (USA) 2:06:13.2
20. Betina Lorscheiter (BRA) 2:06:32.5
21. Samantha Arevalo (ECU) 2:06:52.4
22. Erika Villaecija (ESP) 2:06:56.7
23. Danielle Huskisson (GBR) 2:07:03.9
24. Svenja Zihsler (GER) 2:07:05.1
25. Aurora Ponsele (ITA) 2:07:06.9
26. Lauren Walton (GBR) 2:07:07.2
27. Jessica Walker (AUS) 2:07:07.5
28. Alice Dearing (GBR) 2:07:07.9
29. Angelica Andre (POR) 2:07:37.4
30. Jade Dusablon (CAN) 2:07:40.8
31. Karla Sitic (CRO) 2:08:31.9
32. Tristin Baxter (USA) 2:08:40.6
33. Luisa Mar Morales (ESP) 2:11:18.5
34. Lucinda Campbell (GBR) 2:11:20.3
35. Gabriela Cordeiro (BRA) 2:14:16.8
36. Fern Davies (GBR) 2:23:29.6
37. Laila Elbasiouny (EGY) 2:26:07.5
38. Reem Kassem (EGY) 2:26:25.1

The men's results are posted here.

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