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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Rachele Bruni Looking For Déjà Vu In Rio

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

It was another great race between three pre-race Olympic medal favorites today in Balatonfüred - Kikötő, Hungary.

Italian Rachele Bruni, German Isabelle Härle, and American Haley Anderson went head-to-head on the third leg of the FINA/HOSA 10 km Marathon Swimming World Cup in Lake Balaton today.

Other Olympians were also in the race including Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA), Poliana Okimoto Cintra (BRA), Éva Risztov (HUN), and Joanna Zachoszcz (POL).

I came fourth last year now I managed to win and this makes me really satisfied,” Bruni said. ”Here I raced against six or seven girls who will also be present in Rio so I could meet with some of my greatest rivals, this is also really important. And it was an honor to race against Eva Risztov, the Olympic champion at her home and to finish ahead of her is a huge accomplishment for me, though I know she had everything to retain her title in Rio.”

Final Results:
1. Rachele Bruni (ITA) 1:59:58.01
2. Haley Anderson (USA) 2:00:09.81
3. Isabelle Harle (GER) 2:00:11.54
4. Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA) 2:00:11.62
5. Anna Olasz (HUN) 2:00:13.27
6. Poliana Okimoto Cintra (BRA) 2:00:13.58
7. Yumi Kida (JPN) 2:00:14.07 8. Éva Risztov (HUN) 2:00:16.16
9. Svenja Zihsler (GER ) 2:00:17.11
10. Emily Brunemann (USA) 2:00:53.14
11. Eva Fabian (USA) 2:01:00.42
12. Joanna Zachoszcz (POL) 2:01:07.89
13. Szilágyi Nikolett (HUN) 2:02:06.42
14. Daria Kulik (RUS) 2:02:08.93
15. Nikolett Kiss (HUN) 2:02:23.16
16. Jade Dusablon (CAN) 2:02:59.19
17. Silvie Rybarova (CZE) 2:03:05.57
18. Justyna Bruska (POL) 2:03:50.09
19. Astrid Iturbe (VEN) 2:03:59.09
20. Farkas Adél (HUN) 2:06:02.79
21. Sömenek Onon Kata (HUN) 2:06:05.89
22. Mahina Valdivia (CHI) 2:06:19.72
23. Szalai Borbála (HUN) 2:09:15.58
24. Jeanette Spiwoks (GER) 2:09:24.16
25. Juhász Adél (HUN) 2:13:14.23
26. Tali Lemcoff (ISR) 2:16:25.48
27. Jelena Jecanski (SRB) 2:16:54.45
28. Rotem Meirov (ISR) 2:17:12.13
DNF Sibalin Flóra (HUN)
DNF Székelyi Fruzsina (HUN)

The next time the trio and their competitors meet will be in Copacabana Beach at the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim final.

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