LEN OPEN WATER SWIMMING CUP – LEG #5
- Saturday, October 9th
- Alghero, Italy
- Mixed 10k
Italy’s Gregorio Paltrinieri did it again, winning his 2nd consecutive LEN Open Water Swimming Cup leg by wrapping up the victory here in Alghero.
Ironically, the LEN posted pre-race that G-Palt was not going to be among the elite field, although the Italian had other plans, posting on social media, ‘Tomorrow’.
After taking the men’s 10k last week in Piombino, the 27-year-old led a one-two Italian punch this time in leg 5, with teammate Domenico Acerenza touching the time pad just one second later. French ace Marc-Antoine Olivier was the bronze medalist in this race.
Of note, Dutch Olympic medalist Sharon van Rouwendaal was entered but did not swim this race.
As such, this is how the 2021 LEN Open Water Series panned out in terms fo winners per leg:
LEN Open Water Cup, Season 2021
• Leg 2: 19 September – Rijeka (CRO) – Cancelled
• Leg 3: 25 September – Barcelona (ESP) Winners: Florian Wellbrock (GER) & Jeanette Spiwoks (GER)