Lausanne (SUI), July 16, 2007 – On July 15, 2007, the Sabac Swim Marathon, a 19km race along the Sava in Serbia, was the fourth leg of the 2007 FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix.
Amongst women, and in a very tight finish, the Russian Ekaterina Zhdanova was 0.01 seconds faster than her compatriot Anna Uvarova. Esther Nuñez Morera, from Spain and in the podium of the three first events of the season, was third in Sabac, thus reinforcing her lead of the overall rankings.
32 swimmers including twelve women from 16 countries competed: ARG, BUL, CRO, CZE, EGY, ESP, GER, HUN, ITA, MNE, NED, POL, RUS, SLO, SRB, USA.
Medallists in Sabac:
Women – 1. Ekaterina Zhdanova (RUS) 2h55m11s93; 2. Anna Uvarova (RUS) 2h55m11s94; 3. Esther Nuñez Morera (ESP) 2h57m16s
Standings after four races:
WOMEN – 1. Esther Nunez Morera (ESP) 55 pts; 2. Celeste Puñet (ARG) 40 pts; 3. Erica Rose (USA) 32 pts
The fifth race of the 1st FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix will take place in Macedonia on July 21, 2007 with a 30km marathon in the Lake Ohrid.