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PR 57 - Lac St-Jean (CAN) welcomes open water elite for 10km & 32km races

Barcelona (ESP), July 29, 2013 – Nice performances were observed in Lac St-Jean (CAN), which hosted the fifth legs of FINA’s major international open water swimming circuits, the 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup on July 25 and the Grand Prix on July 27, 2013.

In the men’s 10km race, German Alexander Studzinski made a victorious sprint to the gold medal, winning in 2h00m06s9. He was followed by Nicolas Masse-Savard from Canada (2h00m55s7), second, and France’s Joanes Hedel (2h00m59s7), third. The best among women was American Emily Brunemann, who won the race in 2h01m02s9. Jade Dusablon from Canada placed second, clocking 2h01m58s8, while compatriot Beatrice Pineau took third with a time of 2h13m05s1.

In the 32km race two days later, Tomi Stefanovski (MKD) dominated the operations, touching first in 6h51m18s40. Runner-up Edoard Stochino (ITA) took silver, clocking 6h51m36s52, while Damian Blaum (ARG) claimed third spot (6h51m45s71). Russia’s Olga Kozydub won the women’s race in 6h51m45s27. Pilar Geijo (ARG), who is no stranger to the Grand Prix podium, picked up silver in 6h53m36s37. Spanish star Esther Nunez Morera secured the bronze, crossing the finish at 7h08m50s8.

Full FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup 2013 calendar:

Race 1: January 27, 2013 in Santos (BRA)
Race 2: February 2, 2013 in Viedma (ARG)
Race 3: March 1, 2013 in Eilat (ISR)
Race 4: April 13, 2013 in Cancun (MEX)
Race 5: July 25, 2013 in Lac St-Jean (CAN)

NEXT RACE: August 10, 2013 in Lac Megantic (CAN)

Race 7: September 29, 2013 in Shantou (CHN)

Race 8: October 5, 2013 in Hong Kong (HKG)

Full FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix 2013 calendar:

Race 1: January 27, 2013 in Rosario (ARG)
Race 2: February 3, 2013 in Santa Fe-Coronda (ARG)
Race 3: February 10, 2013 in Hernandarias-Parana (ARG)
Race 4: April 20, 2013 in Cancun (MEX)
Race 5: July 27, 2013 in Lac St-Jean (CAN)

NEXT RACE: August 3, 2013 in Lac Magog (CAN)

Race 7:  August 24, 2013 in Ohrid Lake (MKD)

Race 8:  September 1, 2013 in Capri-Napoli (ITA)