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Monday, September 5, 2016
Olga Kozydub Wins 2016 FINA Grand Prix Title
At the start of the 2016 Maratona Del Golfo Capri-Napoli race in the Grotta Azzurra (Blue Cave), 25-year-old Olga Kozydub of Russia knew that she could wrap up her second FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix title with a typically solid swim.
Kozydub had dominated the season, winning both the 32 km Traversée Internationale du lac St-Jean in Canada and the 33 km Ohrid Lake Swim Marathon in Macedonia during the first part of the 2016 FINA Grand Prix season.
All she had to do was finish the race, swimming confidently as she normally does, to capture the title at the 36 km race in Italy.
She finished just over 1 minute behind the defending FINA Grand Prix champion Pilar Geijo to capture the 2016 title.
2016 FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix Season Totals:
1 Olga Kozydub, Russia 51 points
2 Pilar Geijo, Argentina 38 points
3 Dina Levačić, Croatia 19 points
4 Jade Dusablon, Canada 19 points
5 Daria Kulik, Russia 17 points
6 Vanesa Garcia, Argentina 15 points
7 Silvie Rybárová, Czech Republic 14 points
8 Sabryna Lavoie, Canada 13 points
9 Victoria Mori, Argentina 12 points
10 Vicenia Navarro, Venezuela 10 points
11 Ilaria Raimondi, Italy 9 points
12 Elena Lionello, Italy 9 points
13 Anna Mankevich, Russia 7 points
14 Angela Maurer, Germany 0 points
15 Marin, Argentina 0 points
The 2016 FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix male final rankings are posted here.
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