Barcelona Hosts Thrilling Second Leg of European Aquatics Open Water Swimming Cup 2024

Barcelona Hosts Thrilling Second Leg of European Aquatics Open Water Swimming Cup 2024

The second leg of the European Aquatics Open Water Swimming Cup 2024 took place in Barcelona this weekend. with intense competition among 22 men and 19 women. The event saw 22 men and 19 women competing in the waters off the Catalan city, many making final preparations for the Paris 2024 Olympics. With an air temperature of 25.0ºC and water at 23.5ºC, the event saw several swimmers making their final preparations for the Paris 2024 Olympics.

Guillem Pujol thrilled the home crowd with a spectacular sprint finish, clocking in at 1:56:33.3. He edged out Paul Niederberger of Switzerland, who finished in 1:56:34.3. Next were France’s Emile Mesmacque at 1:56:34.9 and Poland’s Piotr Wozniak at 1:56:35.0. All four swimmers were separated by less than two seconds.

In the women’s event, Lisa Pou from Monaco led for most of the race and finished strong at 2:03:24.9. Angelica Andre from Portugal finished second. Spain’s Paula Otero Fernandez was close behind in third.

Pou said: “I was feeling good. I wasn’t expecting that, to be that fast. I tried my best. “I didn’t feed the last two laps. It wasn’t predicted for me but I was feeling good so I tried some things.”

Men’s 10K Race Results – European Aquatics Open Water Swimming Cup 2024 (Barcelona)

RankBib No.Country CodeNameBirth YearTeamResultTime Behind
1101ESPPUJOL BELMONTE, Guillem1997Spain1:56:33.3
2120SUINIEDERBERGER, Paul2004Switzerland1:56:34.3+1.0
3118FRAMESMACQUE, Emile2006France1:56:34.9+1.6
4105POLWOZNIAK, Piotr2005Poland1:56:35.0+1.7
5110AUTKARL, Luca2002Austria1:56:37.3+4.0
6109SWEJOHANSSON, Victor1998Sweden1:56:37.6+4.3
7111BELVANHUYS, Logan1997Belgium1:56:38.1+4.8
8112CZEKOZUBEK, Matej1996Czechia1:56:38.4+5.1
9114FRACLUSMAN, Jean Beptiste2001France1:56:39.9+6.6
10124MEXGUTIERREZ MARIN, Santiago2003Mexico1:57:28.1+54.8

Women’s 10K Race Results – European Aquatics Open Water Swimming Cup 2024 (Barcelona)

RankBib No.Country CodeNameBirth YearTeamResultTime Behind
1154MONPOU, Lisa1999Monaco2:03:24.9
2157PORANDRE, Angelica1994Portugal2:03:28.2+3.3
3164ESPOTERO FERNANDEZ, Paula2004Spain2:03:30.9+6.0
4160FRACOCCORDANO, Clemence2005France2:03:35.5+10.6
5151ESPSANCHEZ LORA, Candela2003Spain2:03:35.8+10.9
6156FRADELACROIX, Ines2003France2:03:37.8+12.9
7162PORMENDES, Mariana2002Portugal2:03:38.1+13.2
8163CZEPLESKOTOVA, Julie2002Czechia2:03:41.7+16.8
9158MEXSANDOVAL AYALA, Martha Rocio1998Mexico2:04:41.9+1:17.0
10152FRACASSIGNOL, Oceane2000France2:06:10.2+2:45.3

Credit to: European Aquatics

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