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Swimming - 28. June 2008.

Golden day for Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA)

The third leg of the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup series of 2008, which took place on Saturday, June 28 in Setubal, Portugal, resulted in gold medals for Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA) in the women’s race. Cunha completed the Setubal Bay course in 2:06:04, The complete medallists are as follows:


WOMEN
1. Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA) 2:06:04
2. Angela Maurer (GER) 2:06:08
3. Andreina Pinto (VEN) 2:06:09

Evidently, the final stretch for victory in the women’s race was very close. All three of these women’s medallists will be competing in the inaugural Olympic 10km marathon swim in Beijing in late-August.


The next stop of the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup 2008 series will take place on July 24, 2008 at Lac St. Jean, Canada. Subsequent races will be held on September 14 in Singapore (SIN), September 21 in Shantou (CHN), September 28 in Hong Kong (HKG), and October 11 in Cancun (MEX).

THE 2008 FINA 10 KM MARATHON SWIMMING WORLD CUP 2008
In few lines

Dates & Sites

Race 1 – January 26 - Santos, BRA
Race 2 – March 15 - Dubai, UAE
Race 3 – June 28 - Setubal, POR

Race 4 – July 24 - Lac St. Jean, CAN
Race 5 – September 14 - Singapore, SIN
Race 6 – September 21 - Shantou, CHN
Race 7 – September 28 - Hong Kong, HKG
Race 8 – October 11 - Cancun, MEX




2008 WOMEN’S PODIUMS

(1) 1. Larissa Ilchenko (RUS); 2. Kirsten Groome (USA); 3. Angela Maurer (GER)
(2) 1. Poliana Okimoto (BRA); 2. Aurélie Muler (FRA); 3. Martina Grimaldi (ITA)
(3) 1. Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA); 2. Angela Maurer (GER); 3. Andreina Pinto (VEN)
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