Australian Record Breaker Dominates Capri-Napoli 1st Open Competition 2023

Australian Record Breaker Dominates Capri-Napoli 1st Open Competition 2023

The Capri-Napoli (Trofeo Farmacosmo) open water swimming series kicked off on Friday, June 23, 2023 with the first of three scheduled events running until July 7. The series, organized by Eventualmente Eventi & Comunicazione under the leadership of Luciano Cotena, provides an opportunity for non-professional and passionate athletes to compete.

The Capri-Napoli 1st Open Competition of 2023 showcased a total of 32 swimmers, including 23 men and 9 women, representing seven nations: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, and Turkey. The 36-kilometer race marks the 58th edition of the competition, symbolizing 70 years of its enduring history.

One standout competitor who captivated spectators was Josie Page, a 24-year-old Australian swimmer, who demonstrated remarkable dominance right from the start. Beginning at Le Ondine Beach Club in Marina Grande, Page’s relentless pace left not only her male rivals struggling but also challenged the members of relay teams who had the option of rotating swimmers. Eventually, they had no choice but to let the young swimmer forge ahead, only to catch a glimpse of her again at the Circolo Canottieri Napoli after a remarkable 7 hours, 13 minutes, and 34 seconds.

This outstanding performance secured Page a spot in the main race in September as per the competition regulations. She expressed her elation, saying,

“I’m extremely happy. It was a fantastic crossing with ideal sea conditions and a gentle wave that accompanied me throughout the second half. I’ve qualified for the main race, but I’ll decide in the coming weeks whether to compete on September 9 or wait for another year.” Page spent the entire week in Naples with her family, having arrived on Monday. She praised the city, remarking, “It’s beautiful, with so many extraordinary places. I was particularly captivated by the waterfront.”

Josie Page

Among the male swimmers, the first to finish was Max Goldstain from the United States, also completing the race in under eight hours (7 hours, 51 minutes, and 36 seconds). He was followed by Brazilian Alexander Beserra Da Silva (8 hours, 14 minutes, and 17 seconds) and Turkish swimmer Umit Kamal Cengiz (8 hours, 52 minutes, and 16 seconds).

Prior to them, the winning relay team consisting of Giovanni Mazzucca, Ctistian Prete, Angela De Luca, Giovanni Bruno, Antonio Guastafierro, and Guido Santoro, known simply as “Amici di Roberto D’Auria,” completed the crossing in an impressive time of 7 hours and 40 minutes.

On Tuesday, June 27, the second open water race will take place, featuring fifteen athletes (five men and ten women). Six individuals will compete in the solo category, one duo will swim together, and the remaining participants will form a unique relay team comprising thirteen Australians. Luciano Cotena emphasized, “These athletes are part of a larger group, around fifty in total, who had intended to participate in the open races in 2020, but unfortunately, those events were canceled due to the pandemic. They will be accompanied by several supporters, including relatives and friends who have chosen Naples as their vacation destination during the winter season in their home continent.”

The Capri-Napoli 1st Open Competition of 2023 showcased a total of 32 swimmers, including 23 men and 9 women, representing seven nations: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, and Turkey. The 36-kilometer race marks the 58th edition of the competition, symbolizing 70 years of its enduring history.

For more information and updates, visit the official website: www.caprinapoli.com.

SOLOs: 7 SWIMMERS

BibSURNAMENAMEGENDERNATIONRESULTS
7PageJosieFAustralia7h 13′ 34″
5GoldstainMaxMUSA7h 51′ 36″
2BeserraDa SilvaMBrazil8h 14′ 17″
3CengizUmit KamalMTurkey8h 52′ 16″
6OrtegaAbyFMexico10h 34′ 25″
1BatresLuis ArturoMGuatemalaDNF
4CunhaTomasMBrazilDNF

DUOs: 1 TEAM – 2 SWIMMERS

RELAYNAMESURNAME NAMEGENDERNATIONRESULTS
11OrimpexTunca TunaMTurkey8h 45′ 03″
TurchiaOnaran MertMTurkey8h 45′ 03″

RELAYS: 4 TEAMS – 23 SWIMMERS

RELAYNAMESURNAME NAMEGENDERNATIONRESULTS
22Amici di Rob.D’Auria MazzuccaGiovanniMItaly7h 40′ 22″
PreteCristianMItaly
De LucaAngelaFItaly
UNDERBruno GiovanniMItaly
MIXEDGuastafierroAntonioMItaly
SantoroGuidoMItaly
23doMos BasilicataCalvinoDanielaFItaly7h 50′ 24″
RolandoAntonioMItaly
ZongoloPaoloMItaly
OVERPerrettiMargheritaFItaly
MIXEDScaldaferriMimmoMItaly
Di LorenzoLuigiMItaly
24CanavesaniAimone RaffaellaFItaly8h 17′ 29″
PalmolungoMarcoMItaly
PomoSilvia LinaFItaly
StabileMassimoMItaly
MottoRos LucaMItaly
21Abracua San Leandro AnaliaFArgentina9h 33′ 03″
OchandioDiegoMArgentina
PassarelliClaudio MarceloMArgentina
OVERRuizAngelMArgentina
MIXEDArgentinaGust. Marc.MArgentina
PlitClaudioMArgentina
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