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Saturday, March 11, 2017
Aurélie Awesome In Abu Dhabi, Win Fast FINA World Cup
The top nine swimmers finished within five seconds of one another in a ferocious sprint at the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup race in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates today.
Aurélie Muller of France just barely out-touched training partner Sharon van Rouwendaal by a tenth of a scond and Italy's Arianna Bridi by three tenths of a second.
"This race brought out all the top swimmers around the world in an early season race. There were lots of interesting side stories besides the comeback of Aurélie after her disappointing disqualification at the 2016 Rio Olympics," observed Steven Munatones.
Whil 21-year-old Finnia Wunram, 18-year-old Chelsea Gubecka, and 16-year-old Oceane Cassignol are proving that they will both be a force to reckon with during this Olympic quadrennial, 41-year-old Angela Maurer who only finished 12 seconds behind Aurélie continues to amaze with her consistently high placing on the world's stage.
There is also 19-year-old Alice Dearing who is now stepping up to represent Great Britain well in the vacuum created by Keri-Anne Payne's retirement.
20-year-old Yukimi Moriyama beat her two-time Olympic teammate Yuki Kida for the first time in an international competition which may signal a change at the top of Japanese open water swimming."
1. Aurélie Muller (FRA) 1:52:35.3
2. Sharon van Rouwendaal (NED) 1:52:35.4
3. Arianna Bridi (ITA) 1:52:35.6
4. Finnia Wunram (GER) 1:52:37.2
5. Chelsea Gubecka (AUS) 1:52:37.3
6. Rachele Bruni (ITA) 1:52:37.4
7. Oceane Cassignol (FRA) 1:52:38.5
9. Anastasia Krapivina (RSA) 1:52:40.5
9. Giulia Gabrielleschi (ITA) 1:52:43.7
10. Haley Anderson (USA) 1:53:01.0
11. Kareena Lee (AUS) 1:53:11.3
12. Ana Marcela Da Cunha (BRA) 1:53:14.0
13. Samantha Michelle Arévalo Salinas (ECU) 1:53:45.5
14. Angela Maurer (GER) 1:53:47.9
15. Yukimi Moriyama (JPN) 1:53:50.5
16. Alice Dearing (GBR) 1:53:58.1
17. Esmee Vermeulen (NED) 1:53:58.3
18. Yumi Kida (JPN) 1:54:00.6
19. Valekiia Ermakova (RUS) 1:54:03.0
20. Minami Niikura (JPN) 1:54:05.0
21. Lara Grangeon (FRA) 1:54:07.6
22. Cecilia Biagioli (ARG) 1:54:07.7
23. Anna Olasz (HUN) 1:54:10.2
24. Justyna Burska (POL) 1:54:13.0
25. Poliana Okimoto Cintra (BRA) 1:54:13.7
26. Svenja Zihsler (GER) 1:54:15.6
27. Sarah Bosslet (GER) 1:54:30.8
28. Danielle Huskisson (GBR) 1:54:35.3
29. Leonie Antonia Beck (GER) 1:55:03.8
30. Heidi Gan (MAS) 1:55:57.1
31. Lea Boy (GER) 1:56:00.2
32. Paula Ruiz (ESP) 1:56:53.0
33. Mackenzie Brazier (AUS) 1:56:55.0
34. Alena Benesova (CZE) 1:56:57.0
35. Souad Cherouati (ALG) 1:56:58.5
36. Xeniya Romanchuk (KAZ) 1:56:58.6
37. Betina Lorscheitter (BRA) 1:56:58.7
38. Nikoletta Kiss (HUN) 1:57:00.9
39. Jeanette Spiworks (GER) 1:58:46.5
40. Lisa Pou (FRA) 1:58:49.6
41. Michelle Weber (RSA) 1:58:49.7
42. Judith Navarro (ESP) 2:00:28.7
43. Eva Bonnet (BEL) 2:01:32.0
44. Angelica Andre (POR) 2:02:35.0
45. Chloe Gubecka (AUS) 2:03:59.1
46. Vania Neves (POR) 2:04:48.3
47. Lila Langlais (FRA) 2:07:38.6
48. Claire Elaine Six (FRA) 2:08:55.0
49. Inis Idier (FRA) 2:09:03.1
50. Celeste Vereecke (FRA) 2:09:03.5
51. Tsz Yin Nip (HKG) 2:09:28.3
52. Pac Tung Nikita Lam (HKG) 2:13:10.2
53. Hannah Hang Fung Li (HKG) 2:18:00.3
54. Nikitha Setruv (IND) 2:20:30.2
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