Ana Marcela Cunha, Nominee For The World Open Water Swimming Woman Of The Year

Ana Marcela Cunha missed out on her second Olympics by 4 seconds at the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai. Disappointed beyond belief, Ana Marcela could have been excused if she wallowed in self-pity. But the dynamo from Brazil did not.

She quickly picked herself up and finished 7th in the 5K race at the world championships. But 2 days later, she entered her third race at the world championships and earned an extremely hard-fought 25K victory. Brazil’s first world open water swimming champion proved that defeat and disappointment are only temporary with the proper mindset. Weathered and exhausted, but unyielding under the pressure of her vaulted rivals and inhospitable 32°C water, Ana Marcela is nominated for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year



Learn more and vote HERE for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year, the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year, and the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.

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