Weertman, Bridi Win Final Leg of FINA Marathon World Series

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September 30th, 2019 News, Open Water

Courtesy: FINA

Kristof Rasovszky of Hungary and Rachele Bruni of Italy are the overall leaders of the FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series 2019 with 4750 points and 5000 points respectively.

5km World champion Rasovszky, 22, won three time throughout the circuit, namely in Balatonfured (HUN) in June, in Lac St Jean (CAN) in July and in Lac Megantic (CAN) in August. He also secured a silver medal in Doha and a third position in the Seychelles, while the Italian ace Bruni, 28, took the Lac St Jean victory as well as three silver medals (Setubal, Lac Megantic and Ohrid) and two bronze (Doha and Nantou).

However the ultimate leg of the FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series 2019 was highlighted by the performances of Olympic title holder Ferry Weertman of the Netherlands who won the men’s race in 1h56m00s13 and Italian rocket Arianna Bridi, who touched home first in 2h04m05s44.

Matteo Furlan (ITA) came second in the men’s race (1h56m05s30) and Russia’s Kirill Abrosimov completed the podium in 1h56m12s24 on Sunday. Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA, 2h04m05s78) and Xin Xin (CHN, 2h04m06s69) secured the silver and bronze medals at stake in Chun’an.

You can read a detailed race report on FINA website and results are available on FINA website and FINA mobile app.

Medalists in Chun’An

1. Ferry Weertman (NED) 1h56m00s13, 2. Matteo Furlan (ITA) 1h56m05s30, 3. Kirill Abrosimov (RUS) 1h56m12s24

1. Arianna Bridi (ITA) 2h04m05s44, 2. Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA) 2h04m05s78, 3. Xin Xin (CHN) 2h04m06s69

Overall 2019 Ranking

1. Kristof Rasovszky 4750, 2. Matteo Furlan 2910, 3. Marcel Schouten 2434, 4. Andreas Waschburger 2420, 5. Dario Verani 2080, 6. Ferry Weertman 2050

1. Rachele Bruni 5000, 2-3. Ana Marcela Cunha 4600, 2-3. Arianna Bridi 4600, 4. Olasz Anna 2878, 5. Caroline Jouisse 2700
Calendar 2019
#1 – Doha (QAT) – February 16
#2 – Seychelles (SEY) – May 12
#3 – Setubal (POR) – June 8
#4 – Balatonfured (HUN) – June 15
#5 – Lac St Jean (CAN) – July 21
#6 – Lac Megantic (CAN) – August 3
#7 – Ohrid (MKD) – August 28
#8 – Nantou (TPE) – September 7
#9 – Chun’An (CHN) – September 29

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