Esther Nuñez Wins FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix

Esther Nuñez Wins FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix

Esther Nuñez Morera of Spain won the 2012 FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix circuit over defending two-time champion Pilar Geijo of Argentina.

Nuñez faced Pilar Geijo in 7 head-to-head races, beating her in 5 of them.

Their approach is remarkably similar with Nuñez married to Damián Blaum (who placed second in the men’s Grand Prix) while Geijo is married to her coach and trainer.

1. Esther NUNEZ ESP 96
2. Pilar GEIJO ARG 82
3. Anna UVAROVA RUS 77
4. Olga KOZYDUB RUS 52
5. Silvie RYBAROVA CZE 51
6. Noelia PETTI ARG 22
7. Ivana SITIC CRO 20

Other competitors on the global circuit include:

8. Ana Marcella CUNHA BRA 25
9. Antonella BOGARIN ARG 24
10. Rita Vanesa GARCIA ARG 23
11. Alexandra SOKOLOVA RUS 22
12. Jana PECHANOVA CZE 20
13. Angela MAURER GER 16
14. Cecilia BIAGIOLI ARG 15
15. Nadine REICHERT GER 14
15. Aurelie COTE CAN 14
15. Nicoletta SIMONAZZI ITA 14
18. Leonie PAMERLEAU CAN 13
19. Swann OBERSON SUI 12
20. Marianela MENDOZA ARG 11
21. Lidiya IVANOVA BUL 10
22. Ophelie ASPORD FRA 9
22. Eloise LABRECQUE CAN 9
22. Ines HAHN GER 9
25. Gabrielle TROTTIER CAN 8
26. Mathilde SOERENSEN DEN 7
26. Lenka STERBOVA CZE 7
26. Dina LEVACIC CRO 7
29. Lara RODRIGUEZ ANIDO ARG 5
30. Alejandra GONZALEZ MEX 4
30. Mariana MELLO BRA 4
32. Maaike WAAYER NED 3
33. Nika KOZAMERNIK SLO 2
33. Frone WOUTERS BEL 2
33. Grith SIGSGAARD DEN 2
33. Desislava STOYANOVA BUL 2
33. Mina MASTILOVIC SRB 2
38. Aldana MARTINEZ ARG 0
38. Victoria MORI ARG 0
38. Coralie CODEVELLE FRA 0
38. Irene VAN DER LAAN NED 0
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