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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Ana Marcela Cunha Pulls Off A Fast One In Balatonfüred

Courtesy of Catherine Vogt, Balatonfüred, Hungary.

It was inevitable. Ana Marcela Cunha is not only always competitive in every race that she competes in, but she also had a tremendously successful 2017 FINA World Championship last year in Balatonfüred with a gold medal performance in the 25 km and two bronze medal swims in the 5 km and 10 km races. The Brazilian star had to give it all she had against Olympic silver medalists Haley Anderson (2012) and Rachele Bruni (2016) in the FINA/HOSA Marathon Swim World Series 10 km race held yesterday in Balatonfüred.

In a close call, she barely beat Anderson by 0.30 seconds and Bruni by 1.6 seconds.

Women's Results:
1 Ana Marcela Cunha (Brazil) 2:05:53.10
Haley Anderson (USA) 2:05:53.40
3 Rachele Bruni (Italy) 2:05:54.70
4 Giulia Gabbrielleschi (Italy) 2:05:56.80
5 Kareena Lee (Australia) 2:05:57.00
6 Angelica Maria (Portugal) 2:06:05.00
7 Finnia Wunram (Germany) 2:06:07.30
8 Martina de Memme (Italy) 2:06:08.60
9 Sharon van Rouwandaal (Netherlands) 2:06:15.50
10 Samantha Arevalo (Ecuador) 2:06:16.40
11 Chelsea Gubecka (Australia) 2:06:16.60
12 Melinda Novoszath (Hungary) 2:06:20.90
13 Xin Xin (China) 2:06:23.70
14 Svenja Zihsler (Germany) 2:06:36.40
15 Alena Benesova (Czech Republic) 2:06:40.40
16 Onon Katalin Somenek (Hungary) 2:06:42.10
17 Chloe Gubecka (Australia) 2:06:42.20
18 Yumi Kida (Japan) 2:07:02.60
19 Mackenzie Brazier (Australia) 2:07:02.90
20 Anna Olasz (Hungary) 2:07:11.60
21 Leonie Beck (Germany) 2:07:47.10
22 Viviane Jungblut (Brazil) 2:08:29.30
23 Nikolett Szilagyi (Hungary) 2:08:34.10
24 Yukimi Moriyama (Japan) 2:08:34.50
25 Eden Girloanta (Israel) 2:08:35.90
26 Adel Juhasz (Hungary) 2:08:36.10
27 Reka Rohacs (Hungary) 2:09:01.70
28 Fang Qu (China) 2:09:57.90
29 Luca Vas (Hungary) 2:11:55.50
30 Justyna Dorota Burska (Poland) 2:12:50.70
31 Greta Szilvasi (Hungary) 2:14:54.30
32 Xu Chu (China) 2:16:02.20
33 Muran Tian (China) 2:17:32.60
34 Karolina Balazikova (Slovakia) 2:25:00.30
35 Hannah Blackwood (New Zealand) 2:25:00.90
36 Dana Khaled Abdelmoneim (Egypt) 2:25:18.10
DNF Avital Flaishman (Israel)
DSQ Gerle Kerecsen (Hungary)
DNF Sarah Bosslet (Germany)

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