Halfway Ho

Halfway Ho

Halfway through the FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup season with races in Santos (Brazil), Viedma (Argentina), Setubal (Portugal), Lac St-Jean (Canada) completed and four more races to go in Shantou (China), Hong Kong, Cancun (Mexico) and Sharjah (United Arab Emirates), Chad Ho of South Africa is leading in the point ranking.

Can the young South African hang on and become the first South African to win the FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup?

With a 26-point lead over Allan Do Carmo of Brazil and Fran Crippen of the USA, it looks like he may be able to hang on if he stays healthy and travels to the remaining four competitions.

The current rankings are as follows:

1. Chad Ho (RSA) 66 points
2. Allan Do Carmo (BRA), Fran Crippen (USA) 40
4. Petar Stoychev (BUL) 38
5. Sergiy Fesenko (AZE) 36
6. Michael Dmitriev (ISR) 30
7. Evgeny Drattsev (RUS), Thomas Lurz (GER), Chip Peterson (USA) 20
10. Artem Podyakov (RUS), Christian Reichert (GER), Alex Meyer (USA) 14
13. Vasily Boykov (RUS), Tom Vangeneugden (BEL), Igor Chervynskiy (UKR) 12
16. Sergey Bolshakov (RUS), Richard Weinberger (CAN) 10
18. Rodrigo Elorza Vasquez (MEX), Arseniy Lavrentyev (POR), Barton Wells (USA), Samuel De Bona (BRA) 8
22. Filipe Alcantara (BRA) 7
23. Spyridon Gianniotis (GRE), Robin Den Boer (NED), David Browne (AUS) 6
26. Victor Simoes (BRA), Ivan Lopez (MEX) 5
28. Simone Ercoli (ITA), Erwin Maldonado (VEN), Shahar Resman (ISR), Hans-Peter Hartog (NED) 4
32. Bertrand Venturi (FRA), Kirill Abrosimov (RUS), Daniil Serebrennikov (RUS), Simone Ruffini (ITA), Luis Escobar (MEX), Anton Pilias (RUS), Julien Codevelle (FRA), Sebastien Fraysse (FRA), Dmitry Solovyev (RUS), Ivan Goncharov (RUS), Victor Hugo Colonese (BRA), Matheus Evangelista (BRA), Linecker Scarpelli Denardi (BRA), Diogo Villarinho (BRA), Libor Smolka (CZE), Juan Cruz Guidi (ARG), Hugo Ribeiro (POR), Ventsislav Aydarski (BUL), Daniel Viegas (POR), Vasco Gaspar (POR), Josip Soldo (CRO), Manuel Chiu (MEX),Adel Ragab Ibrahim Mohamed (EGY), Ahmed Abdel Rehim Abel Hamid (EGY), Stefan Sigrist (SUI), Sgahaier Seifeddine (TUN), Diogo Gaspar (POR), Diogo Pinto (POR), Mariano Carpentieri (ITA), Saul Morais (POR), Islam Mohsen Abd Alkawy (EGY), Tomislav Soldo (CRO), Simon Tobin (CAN), Evgenji Pop Acev (MKD)

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