Greek Star Shines On The FINA 10K World Cup Circuit

Greek Star Shines On The FINA 10K World Cup Circuit

The fabulously fit Spyridon Gianniotis of Greece put an exclamation mark on his 2012 season with a win in the final race in Shantou, China.

Traveling to all 6 out of the 8 races on the professional circuit – only taking time off to compete in the 2012 London Olympic Games where he finished fourth in the 10K event – Gianniotis proved his abilities in all kinds of conditions and venues.

Along the way, he comfortably won the 2012 FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup series over Christian Reichert of Germany, Allan Do Carmo of Brazil and 168 total professional marathon swimmers from around the world.

Below are the season-ending rankings of the fastest marathon swimmers in the world.


1. Spyridon Gianniotis (GRE) 134 points
2. Christian Reichert (GER) 92 points
3. Allan Do Carmo (BRA) 72 points
4. Evgeny Drattsev (RUS) 68 points
5. Andreas Waschburger (GER) 59 points
6. Thomas Lurz (GER) 56 points
7. Richard Weinberger (CAN) 54 points
8. Rhys Mainstone-Hodson (AUS) 50 points
9. Ferry Weertman (NED) 38 points
10. Zu Li Jun (CHN) 36 points
11. Nicola Bolzonello (ITA) 34 points
12. Igno Snitko (UKR) 26 points
13. Davy Billiau (BEL) 24 points
14. Igor Chervynskiy (UKR) 22 points
15. Xavier Desharnais (CAN) 21 points
16. Julien Sauvage (FRA) 20 points
16. Romain Beraud (FRA) 20 points
16. Simon Huitenga (AUS) 20 points
16. Valerio Cleri (ITA)  20 points
20. Erwin Maldonado (VEN) 19 points
21. Arthur Frayler (USA) 18 points
21. Samuel De Bona (BRA) 18 points
21. Zhang Zibin (CHN) 18 points
24. Diogo Andrade Villarinho (BRA) 17 points
25. Aimeson Sparkes-King (CAN) 16 points
25. Charles Peterson (USA) 16 points
25. Lin Yang (CHN) 16 points
28. Brian Ryckeman (BEL) 15 points
29. Alex Meyer (USA) 14 points
29. Trent Grimsey (AUS) 14 points
31. Evgenij Pop Acev (MKD) 11 points
32. Alexander Studzinski (GER) 10 points
32. Chad Ho (RSA) 10 points
32. Matheus Evangelista (BRA) 10 points
32. Vladimir Dyatchin (RUS) 10 points
36. Victor Hugo Ribeiro Colonese (BRA) 8 points
37. Hui Chun Hin (HKG) 6 points
37. Johndry Segovia (VEN) 6 points
37. Joshua Richardson (AUS) 6 points
37. Lee Yeung Darwin (HKG) 6 points
37. Li Jian Shu (CHN) 6 points
37. Marcel Schouten (NED) 6 points
37. Michael Demetriev (ISR) 6 points
37. Poon Ching Leung Sunny (HKG) 6 points
37. Rodrigo Silveirinha Correa Filho (BRA) 6 points
37. Sergy Fesenko (AZE) 6 points
37. Shahar Resman (ISR) 6 points
37. Victor Simoes (BRA) 6 points
37. Xu Wenchao (CHN) 6 points
37. Yao Zhi Hao (CHN) 6 points
37. Yuriy Kudinov (KAZ) 6 points
37. Yuval Safra (ISR) 6 points
37. Zhang Jia Ming (CHN) 6 points
54. Petar Stoychev (BUL) 5 points
55. Arseniy Lavrentyev (POR) 4 points
55. Brandon Johnson (USA) 4 points
55. Chen Xinwei (CHN) 4 points
55. Dong Jinliang (CHN) 4 points
55. Francisco Jose Hervas (ESP) 4 points
55. Gao Xuelei (CHN) 4 points
55. Guillermo Bertola (ARG) 4 points
55. Han Lidu (CHN) 4 points
55. Hu Seng (CHN) 4 points
55. Huang Jiayi (CHN) 4 points
55. Ivan de Jesus Lopez Ramos (MEX) 4 points
55. Jan Posmourny (CZE) 4 points
55. Ji Xinjie (CHN) 4 points
55. Joseph Kleindl (GER) 4 points
55. Kirill Abrosimov (RUS) 4 points
55. Lang Yuanpeng (CHN) 4 points
55. Lav Ka Chun (HKG) 4 points
55. Leung Tsz For (HKG) 4 points
55. Linecker Denardi (BRA) 4 points
55. Liu Di (CHN) 4 points
55. Liu Ziqian (CHN) 4 points
55. Luis Escobar (MEX) 4 points
55. Phillip Ryan (NZL) 4 points
55. Phillipe Guertin (CAN) 4 points
55. Rostislav Vitek (CZE) 4 points
55. Santiago Enderica (ECU) 4 points
55. Shen Xiaojie (CHN) 4 points
55. Shi Guiyang (CHN) 4 points
55. Sun Li (CHN) 4 points
55. Wang Ruoyu (CHN) 4 points
55. Wang Yeuxiang (CHN) 4 points
55. Yao Han (CHN) 4 points
55. Yuto Kobayashi (JPN) 4 points
55. Zhang Yanrong (CHN) 4 points
55. Zhang Yunxiang (CHN) 4 points
55. Zhang Zhifeng (CHN) 4 points
55. Zheng Kaimin (CHN) 4 points
94. Adel Raga El-Behary (EGY) 2 points
94. Ahmed Gad (EGY) 2 points
94. Alan Rojas (MEX) 2 points
94. Artem Podyakov (RUS) 2 points
94. Charlie Guignet (FRA) 2 points
94. Chris Bryan (IRE) 2 points
94. Csaba Gercsak (HUN) 2 points
94. Damien Cattin-Vidal (FRA) 2 points
94. Daniel Ronen (ISR) 2 points
94. Danil Serebrennikov (RUS) 2 points
94. Federico Vanelli (ITA) 2 points
94. Felipe Goncalves (BRA) 2 points
94. Fernando Ponte (BRA) 2 points
94. Fernando Prochnov (BRA) 2 points
94. Fillipo Pupulin (ITA) 2 points
94. Gabriel Pouliot (CAN) 2 points
94. Iacovos Hadjiconstantinou (CYP) 2 points
94. Idan Friedberg (ISR) 2 points
94. Joanes Hedel (FRA) 2 points
94. Joey Pedraza (USA) 2 points
94. Jonathan Bar-Eli (ISR) 2 points
94. Juan Martin Pereyra (ARG) 2 points
94. Kevin Vasquez (GUA) 2 points
94. Kirill Feofilak (RUS) 2 points
94. Kittiphat Pipimnun (THA) 2 points
94. Lau Ka Chun (HKG) 2 points
94. Lau Wang Chi (HKG) 2 points
94. Lee Ho Yat Winson (HKG) 2 points
94. Li Chun Hong (HKG) 2 points
94. Libor Smolka (CZE) 2 points
94. Luca Ferretti (ITA) 2 points
94. Lucas Kanieski (BRA) 2 points
94. Lucas Oliveira (BRA) 2 points
94. Luciano Martin Sales Rubio (ARG) 2 points
94. Luis Bolanos (VEN) 2 points
94. Luiz Gustavo F.G. Barros (BRA) 2 points
94. Marcos Ferrari (BRA) 2 points
94. Martin Carrizo Yunges (ARG) 2 points
94. Matheus Isidro (BRA) 2 points
94. Matthias Schweinzer (AUT) 2 points
94. Mazen Aziz (EGY) 2 points
94. Mohamed Serour (EGY) 2 points
94. Nicolas Matte-Savard (CAN) 2 points
94. Oussama Mellouli (TUN) 2 points
94. Rob Muffels (GER) 2 points
94. Rodrigo Elorza (MEX) 2 points
94. Samuel Matte (CAN) 2 points
94. Seree Phansomboon (THA) 2 points
94. Sergey Bolshakov (RUS) 2 points
94. Shoham Lerer (ISR) 2 points
94. Simone Ercoli (ITA) 2 points
94. Simone Ruffini (ITA) 2 points
94. Stefan Sigrist (SUI) 2 points
94. Thomas Snelson (ESP) 2 points
94. Vasily Boykov (RUS) 2 points
94. Ventsislav Aydarski (BUL) 2 points
94. Yasunari Hirai (JPN) 2 points
94. Yeun Marcus Yat Ho (HKG) 2 points
94. Yiu Sin Chun (HKG) 2 points
Cao Qiwen (CHN) 0 points
Daniel Fogg (GBR) 0 points
Giovanny Lima (BRA) 0 points
Hector Ruiz (ESP) 0 points
Ian Van Der Hulst (NED) 0 points
Idan Mordel (ISR) 0 points
Juan Cordonnier (ARG) 0 points
Kaue Dietz Monteiro (BRA) 0 points
Ky Hurst (AUS) 0 points
Lau Chak Lam Nicholas (HKG) 0 points
Lior Grubert (ISR) 0 points
Manuel Chiu (MEX) 0 points
Mitchell Peters (CAN) 0 points
Rene Concepcion (PHI) 0 points
Rotem Toth (ISR) 0 points
Shay Toledano (ISR) 0 points

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