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PR 89– Brazilian swimmers dominate 10km race in China

Lausanne (SUI), October 12, 2015 - Brazil's Ana Marcela Cunha and Allan do Carmo were the winners of the tenth and penultimate leg of the FINA/HOSA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup, taking place in Chun'an (CHN) on October 11. Ana Marcela Cunha completed the race in 2h03m36s, while Allan do Carmo took 1h53m04s to touch home, after having placed second in Viedma (ARG) and Lac Megantic (CAN) earlier in the circuit. Cunha only won the 10km race in Balatonfured (HUN) before so this was her second triumph of the season. She was bronze medallist in the 10km event at the 16th FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia.

54 swimmers (28 men and 26 women) took the plunge in China on Sunday. The final leg of the FINA/HOSA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup will stop in Hong Kong (HKG) on October 17.

FINA/HOSA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup 2015 calendar:

Race 1: February 7 in Patagones-Viedma (ARG)

Race 2: March 13 in Abu Dhabi (UAE)
Race 3: April 18 in Noumea (New Caledonia, FRA)
Race 4: May 2 in Cozumel (MEX)
Race 5: June 20 in Balatonfured (Hungary)
Race 6: June 27 in Setubal (Portugal)
Race 7: July 23 in Lac St-Jean (CAN)
Race 9: August 8 in Lac Megantic (CAN)
Race 10: October 11 in Chun'an (CHN)
Race 11: October 17 in Hong Kong (HKG)