FINA Highlights Its Open Water Swimming Stars

FINA Highlights Its Open Water Swimming Stars

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

FINA launched a new section in its website devoted to the profile of its aquatic superstars.

Among those athletes featured on FINA’s website include those athletes below who medaled in the 5 km, 10 km and 25 km races at the 2011 World Swimming Championships in Shanghai, China.

Facts on the athletes include the distances they typically train each week, up to 25K per day in the case of Evgeny Drattsev.

Melissa Gorman (AUS)
Ky Hurst (AUS)
Rhys Mainstone (AUS)
Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA)
Petar Stoychev (BUL)
Aurelie Muller (FRA)
Thomas Lurz (GER)
Jan Wolfgarten (GER)
Isabelle Harle (GER)
Angela Maurer (GER)
Keri-Anne Payne (GBR)
Spyridon Gianniotis (GRE)
Marianna Lymperta (GRE)
Csaba Gercsak (HUN)
Alice Franco (ITA)
Martina Grimaldi (ITA)
Sergey Bolshakov (RUS)
Evgeny Drattsev (RUS)
Vladimir Dyatchin (RUS)
Swann Oberson (SUI)
Andrew Gemmell (USA)
Sean Ryan (USA)
Ashley Twichell (USA)

Photo courtesy of Dr. Jim Miller of Angela Maurer, Ana Marcela Cunha and Alice Franco, medalists in the 25K race.

Copyright © 2011 by World Open Water Swimming Association
Steven Munatones