Ana Marcela Cunha's Dominance in Open Water Swimming Wins WOWSA Awards Silver Woman of the Year

Ana Marcela Cunha’s Dominance in Open Water Swimming Wins WOWSA Awards Silver Woman of the Year

Ana Marcela Cunha of Brazil was awarded the Silver in the Woman of the Year category of the WOWSA Awards.

The 30-year-old Brazilian has accumulated numerous impressive accomplishments winning gold medals in the 5 km and 25 km races, and a bronze medal in the 10 km at the 2022 FINA World Championships in Hungary, a silver medal in the 10 km FINA Marathon Swim World Series in Israel, a bronze medal in the 10 km FINA Marathon Swim World Series in Canada, a gold medal in the 10 km FINA Marathon Swim World Series in Paris, and a gold medal in the 10 km FINA Marathon Swim World Series in Portugal.

Ana Marcela’s journey to become one of the best open water swimmers in the world began in 2006, and she has only continued to shine. Her Olympic 10K Marathon Swim victory at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics solidified her place as a dominant force in the sport and showcased her determination.

The WOWSA Awards, an annual recognition of excellence in open water swimming, celebrates individuals who embody the spirit of open water swimming and have made a positive impact on the community. Over 143 nominations were evaluated by the 97 members of the WOWSA Awards Voting Academy, and Ana Marcela was one of the 10 finalists chosen from 23 different countries for the Woman of the Year category.

Her continued success in the sport and her inspiring determination has left a lasting impact on the open water swimming community, serving as motivation for others to pursue their own open water swimming goals.

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