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Thursday, July 31, 2014

French Sweep Parcours 2K In Magog

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

In anticipation of this weekend's 34 km Traversée Internationale du lac Memphrémagog in Québec, Canada as part of the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix, the traditional Thursday evening sprint race was held in Magog City.

French swimmers Bertrand Venturi [shown on left in photo above] and Celia Barrot swept the podium at the Parcours 2 km Pro Am race this morning.

While the ambiance was outwardly friendly and laid-back and not all of the swimmers wore their tech suits, once the competition was underway and the goal was in site, the competitive juices started to flow.

Barrot had an easier time with her victory than teammate Venturi who was declared the victory in a photo finish over Germany's Alex Studzinski.

Men's results:
1. Bertrand Venturi (FRA) 22:59.80
2. Alex Studzinski (GER) 22:59.81
3. Matheus Evangelista (BRA)23:25.48
4. Joanes Hedel (FRA) 24:06.77
5. Xavier Desharnais (CAN) 24:09.31
6. Damian Blaum (ARG) 24:10.21
7. Evenij Pop Acev (MKD) 25:30.57
8. Aleksandar Illievski (MKD) 25:48.54
9. Simon Pistor (GER) 25:49.50
10. Tsvetan Yordanov (BUL) 25:52.12
11. Tomi Stefanovski (MKD) 27:53.47

Women's results:
1. Célia Barrot (FRA) 24:41.36
2. Anna Mankevich (RUS) 25:16.34
3. Esther Nuñez Morera (ESP) 25:50.56
4. Pilar Geijo (ARG) 25:50.58
5. Lexie Kelly (USA) 25:53.85
6. Silvie Rybarova (CZE) 26:05.29
7. Dina Levacic (CRO) 28:18.24
8. Rita Vanessa Garcia (ARG) 28:24.98

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