Alright, Alright, Alright.  The Pros Are Ready To Go Ahead

Alright, Alright, Alright. The Pros Are Ready To Go Ahead

Courtesy of FINA.

99 swimmers from 27 countries are ready to race at the first leg of the FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series that will be held this Saturday, March 13th at Katara Beach in Doha, Qatar.

France and Italy are all serious business about the first professional marathon swims in over a year. France will take 20 swimmers and 11 officials to Doha including defending champion Marc-Antoine Olivier. while Italy will be represented by 13 athletes and 5 officials.

Everyone will be participating under a very strict COVID-19 protocols including Tokyo Olympians Kristóf Rasovszky, Gregorio Paltrinieri, Ana Marcela Cunha who last won in Doha in 2019, defending champion Leonie Beck, Lara Grangeon, and Rachele Bruni. The field also includes fast swimmers like Fares Zitouni and Arianna Bridi, and Olympic medalists including Oussama Mellouli and Ferry Weertman.

Without any unexpected changes or postponements, the 2021 FINA Marathon Swim World Series schedule is as follows:

  1. March 13th in Doha, Qatar
  2. May 9th in Seychelles
  3. June 12th in Hungary
  4. June 19th in Setúbal, Portugal
  5. July 25th in lac St-Jean, Canada
  6. August 7 the in lac Mégantic, Canada
  7. August 28th in Ohrid, Macedonia
  8. September 11th in Nantou, Taipei
  9. To be decided in Chun’an, China
  10. October 17th in Hong Kong

Female Athletes:

  1. Angelica Andre, Portugal
  2. Samantha Arevalo, Ecuador
  3. Leonie Beck, Germany
  4. Alena Benesova, Czech Republic
  5. Milana Boldyreva,
  6. May 9th in Seychelles
  7. Lea Boy, Germany
  8. Maria Bramont-Arias, Peru
  9. Arianna Bridi, Italy
  10. Eleonora Brotto, Italy
  11. Rachele Bruni, Italy
  12. Oceane Cassignol, France
  13. Madelon Catteau, France
  14. Ana Marcela Cunha, Brazil
  15. Maria de Valdes, Spain
  16. Alice Dearing, Great Britain
  17. Mariya Fedotova, Kazakhstan
  18. Giulia Gabbrielleschi, Italy
  19. Lara Grangeon de Villele, France
  20. Danielle Huskisson, Great Britain
  21. Romina Soledad Inwinkelried, Argentina
  22. Caroline Laure Jouisse, France
  23. Marie Kuntzmann, France
  24. Aurelie Muller, France
  25. Anna Olasz, Hungary
  26. Krystyna Panchishko, Ukraine
  27. Spela Perse, Slovakia
  28. Lisa Pou, France
  29. Barbara Pozzobon, Italy
  30. Reka Rohacs, Hungary
  31. Mafalda Rosa, Portugal
  32. Paula Ruiz Bravo, Spain
  33. Isabella Sinisi, Italy
  34. Inana Soleman, Syria
  35. Onon Katalin Somenek, Hungary
  36. Mira Szimcsak, Hungary
  37. Luca Vas, Hungary

Male Athletes:

  1. Galymzhan Balabek, Kazakhstan
  2. Matheiu Mathy Ben Rahou, Morocco
  3. Lars Bottelier, Netherlands
  4. David Brandl, Austria
  5. Jack Burnell, Great Britain
  6. Tiago Campos, Portugal
  7. Franco Ivo Cassini, Argentina
  8. Lev Cherepanov, Kazakhstan
  9. Igor Chervynskiy, Ukraine
  10. Jean-Baptiste Clusman, France
  11. Sander Crooijmans, Netherlands
  12. Vincent Crooijmans, Netherlands
  13. Allan do Carmo, Brazil
  14. Sebastien Dureux, France
  15. Tameea El Hamayda, Qatar
  16. Esteban Enderica Salgado, Ecuador
  17. David Farinango, Ecuador
  18. Logan Fontaine, France
  19. Matteo Furlan, Italy
  20. Peter Galicz, Hungary
  21. Francesco Ghettini, Italy
  22. Pol Gil, Spain
  23. Jan Hercog, Austria
  24. David Huszti, Hungary
  25. Yousif Ibrahim, Sudan
  26. Vit Ingeduld, Czech Republic
  27. Nour Eddine Kheddache, Qatar
  28. Vitaliy Khudyakov, Kazakhstan
  29. Matej Kozubek, Czech Republic
  30. Clement Kukla, France
  31. Athanasios Kynigakis, Greece
  32. Mohamed Mahmoud, Qatar
  33. Dimitrios Markos, Greece
  34. Alberto Martinez, Spain
  35. Oussama Mellouli, Tunisia
  36. Naim Mokhfi, France
  37. Alessio Occhipinti, Italy
  38. Marc-Antoine Olivier, France
  39. Leo Ouabdesselam, France
  40. Gregorio Paltrinieri, Italy
  41. Hector Thomas Cheal Pardoe, Great Britain
  42. Bogdan Mihai Petre, Romania
  43. Evgenij Pop Acev, Macedonia
  44. Guillem Pujol, Spain
  45. Kristóf Rasovszky, Hungary
  46. Axel Reymond, France
  47. Simone Ruffini, Italy
  48. Hugo Saillard, France
  49. Kareem Salama A Salah, Qatar
  50. Federico Salghetti-Drioli, Switzerland
  51. Ahmad Samara, Qatar
  52. Mario Sanzullo, Italy
  53. Marcel Schouten, Netherlands
  54. Pepijn Smits, Netherlands
  55. Elliot Sodemann, Sweden
  56. Daniel Szekelyi, Hungary
  57. Alexis Vandevelde, France
  58. Logan Vanhuys, Belgium
  59. Sacha Velly, France
  60. Dario Verani, Italy
  61. Jules Wallart, France
  62. Ferry Weertman, Netherlands
  63. Fares Zitouni, France

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