European Open Water Swimming Cup Race #1- Vidal & Ponsele Champs – Ristov DQ’d

Mike Lewis
by Mike Lewis 0

April 28th, 2014 News

This weekend’s first stop on the European Open Water Swimming Cup was won by France’s Damien Cattin Vidal in a time of 1:49:00 in front of fellow French team member Axel Reymond. Aurora Ponsele of Italy was the the women’s champion in a time of 2:00.15.

The the women’s race was controlled the entire way by Olympic Champion Eva Ristov, but she was disqualified by the officials for purportedly “fighting” early in the race – the Hungarian team protested the results and dispute the disqualification on their website

5 races remain in the series which concludes in September.


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Mike Lewis is a freelance commercial, sport and lifestyle photographer based in San Diego.  Mike began making photos in the early 80’s and immersed himself in all aspects of the photographic arts.  Mike’s professional career in in photography began after 12 years working within the United States Olympic movement; he …

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