Franco, Blaum Win Final Race of FINA Open Water Grand Prix

NAPLES, ITALY–Alice Franco, Italy, and Damien Blaum, Argentina, were the top female and male finishers at the 2015 Capri-Napoli 36K, the last race of FINA’s 2015 Open Water Grand Prix.

Franco finished in 6:29.54 ahead of Pilar Geijo, Argentina, at 6:35.17. Blaum finished in 6:22.13, ahead of Evgenij Pop Acev, Macedonia, at 6:22.16. In total, 26 swimmers started the race (10 females, 16 males).

Results:

Women#Athlete Fed. Time

1Alice FRANCO ITA 6:29.54

2Pilar GEIJO ARG  6:35.17
Esther NUNEZ ESP  6:43.31
Anna MANKEVICH RUS  6:45.56
Vicenia NAVARRO VEN  7:03.56
6Dina LEVACIC CRO  7:09.24
7Vanesa GARCIA ARG  7:36.08
8Elena LIONELLO ITA   7:38.17
9Victoria MORI ARG  7:49.53
Fabiana LAMBERTI ITA  DNF
-Nicoletta SIMONAZZI  ITA  DNS

Men#Athlete Fed. Time

1Damian BLAUM ARG  6:22.13
2Evgenij POP ACEV MKD  6:22.16
3Simone ERCOLI  ITA  6:22.20
4Edoardo STOCHINO ITA  6:22.23
5Matheus EVANGELISTA BRA  6:22.25
6Alexander STUDZINSKI GER  6:22.33
Bertrand VENTURI FRA  6:24.12
8Xavier DESHARNAIS CAN  6:27.07
9Alexander ILIEVSKI MKD  6:40.49
10Samir BAREL BRA  6:43.27
11Vit INGEDULD CZE  6:43.53
12Gabriele Maria MENTO ITA  6:54.43
13Aquiles BALAUDO ARG  7:05.39
Fernando CIARAMELLA ARG  OTL
Tomi STEFANOVSKI MKD  DNF
-Mattia FERRU ITA  DNF
-Mohamed SALEH SYR  DNS

Swimming news courtesy of FINA.

 

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