Ana Marcela Cunha (Brazil) – World Open Water Swimming Association

Ana Marcela Cunha won a fiercely competitive marathon swim at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and the season-long 2021 FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series title.


Ana Marcela Cunha won the gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and topped the 2021 FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series title over the world’s fastest marathon swimmers. She was also selected as Swimming World Magazine’s 2021 Female Open Water Swimmer of the Year.

Why she was nominated

For continuing to dominate races from 5 km to 25 km in every condition and all venues where she races, for adding to her career total of 35 gold, 17 silver, and 17 bronze medals in major international championship events, and for remaining hungry in her training to continue her unprecedented level of excellence.




Woman of the Year


Ana Marcela Cunha

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