Esther Nuñez Wins FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix

Esther Nuñez Wins FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix

41 women from 18 countries competed in 8 races on the 2012 FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix circuit.

Known for its highly competitive ultra-marathon races, the distances range from 15km to 57km, from warm water to cold water, from lakes to sea, from the Southern Hemisphere to the Northern Hemisphere.

Esther Nuñez Morera of Spain came out on top in 2012, competing in 7 out of the 8 races as she toppled 2-time defending champion Pilar Geijo of Argentina.

The final rankings of the 2012 FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix circuit are as follows:

1. Esther Nuñez Morera (ESP) 96 points in 7 races
2. Pilar Geijo (ARG) 82 points in 7 races
3. Anna Uvarova (RUS) 77 points in 6 races
4. Olga Kozydub (RUS) 52 points in 4 races
5. Silvie Rybářová (CZE) 51 points in 4 races
6. Noelia Petti (ARG) 22 points in 4 races
7. Ivana Sitic (CRO) 20 points in 6 races

Not included in the final rankings according to the FINA rules were the following athletes:

8. Ana Marcella Cunha (BRA) 25 points in 1 race
9. Antonella Bogarin (ARG) 24 points in 2 races
10. Rita Vanesa Garcia (ARG) 23 points in 4 races
11. Alexandra Sokolova (RUS) 22 points in 2 races
12. Jana Pechanova (CZE) 20 points in 1 race
13. Angela Maurer (GER) 16 points in 1 race
14. Cecilia Biagioli (ARG) 15 points in 1 race
15. Nadine Reichert (GER) 14 points in 1 race
16. Aurelie Cote (CAN) 14 in 2 races
17. Nicoletta Simonazzi (ITA) 14 points in 2 races
18. Leonie Pamerleau (CAN) 13 points in 1 race
19. Swann Oberson (SUI) 12 points in 1 race
20. Marianela Mendoza (ARG) 11 points in 2 races
21. Lidiya Ivanova (BUL) 10 points in 2 races
22. Ophelie Aspord (FRA) 9 points in 1 race
23. Eloise Labrecque (CAN) 9 points in 1 race
24. Ines Hahn (GER) 9 points in 2 races
25. Gabrielle Trottier (CAN) 8 points in 3 races
26. Mathilde Soerensen (DEN) 7 points in 1 race
27. Lenka Sterbova (CZE) 7 points in 1 race
28. Dina Levacic (CRO) 7 points in 2 races
29. Lara Rodriguez Anido (ARG) 5 points in 1 race
30. Alejandra Gonzalez (MEX) 4 points in 1 race
31. Mariana Mello (BRA) 4 points in 3 races
32. Maaike Waayer (NED) 3 points in 1 race
33. Nika Kozamernik (SLO) 2 points in 1 race
34. Frone Wouters (BEL) 2 points in 1 race
35. Grith Sigsgaard (DEN) 2 points in 1 race
36. Desislava Stoyanova (BUL) 2 points in 1 race
37. Mina Mastilovic (SRB) 2 points in 1 race
38. Aldana Martinez (ARG) 0 points in 1 race
39. Victoria Mori (ARG) 0 points in 1 race
40. Coralie Codevelle (FRA) 0 points in 1 race
41. Irene Van Der Laan (NED) 0 points in 1 race

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