PR 45 - Grimsey (AUS) and Nunez (ESP) win Capri-Napoli race (ITA)


Lausanne (SUI), June 18, 2012 - About 30 swimmers from 15 countries braved the 36km race as part of the fourth stage of the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix 2012 on June 17.

Australia’s Trent Grimsey emerged from a fiercely competitive field to win in 6h29m32s, ahead of locals Edoardo Stochino, second in a time of 6h32m46s and Andrea Volpini, third with 6h36m04s. It is a nice result for all the three as they celebrated their first podium of the 2012 Grand Prix circuit.

A tough race also unfolded among women with Esther Nunez (ESP, third in Race 2) surging for the win and touching the wall in a time of 7h08m02s. Russia’s Anna Uvarova (second in Race 1 and first in Race 2) made another trip to the podium after clocking 7h19m49s and continues to secure her overall lead in the Grand Prix season. Silvie Ribarova’s (CZE) bronze medal finish was also a positive discovery (7h20m54s).

FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix 2012 calendar:
Race 1: January 22 in Rosario (ARG, 15km)
Race 2: January 29 in Santa Fe-Coronda (ARG, 57km)
Race 3: April 26 in Cancun (MEX, 15km)
Race 4: June 17 in Capri-Napoli (ITA, 36km)

NEXT RACE: July 28 in Lac St-Jean (CAN, 32km)
Race 6: August 4 in Lac Magog (CAN, 34km)
Race 7: August 5 in Sabac (SRB, 19km)
Race 8: August 11 in Ohrid Lake (MKD, 33km)