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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Grid Race Pairings At The King And Queen Of The Sea

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

At the annual King and Queen of the Sea event (Rei e Rainha do Mar) in Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro this week, tomorrow's grid race will determine the positioning of the team's for Sunday's live televised race in Brazil.

The grid race will offer the first prize of R$3,000, a second prize of R$2,000, and a third prize of R$1,000. On Sunday, the total prize is R$20,000, second receives R$15,000, and third receives R$10,000.

At tomorrow's grid race, each member of the team will swim one loop of 450 meters. The teams will be separated by 30 seconds. On Sunday, each of the athletes will swim three loops of 450m. The teams include the following duos:

1. Sourth Africa: Michele Weber and Chad Ho
2. Italy: Alice Franco and Matteo Furlan
3. USA Christine Jennings and Chip Peterson
4. Germany: Angela Maurer and Christian Reichert
5. Brazil (yellow) Poliana Okimoto and Allan de Carmo
6. Brazil (green): Betina Lorscheitter and Samuel de Bona Menegon

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