Olympic Dreams Made In Setúbal Bay

Olympic Dreams Made In Setúbal Bay

The final FINA Olympic Marathon Swim Qualifier will take place in Setúbal Bay, Portugal on June 9th (women) and 10th (men) under the leadership of Luís Liberato Baptista.

Site of the last six FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup events in Setúbal, the location is well-known to the professional marathon swimmers and their coaches. There will be a total of 94 swimmers – 54 men and 40 women representing 40 countries and 5 continents – vying for the precious 15 final positions.

Liberato explains, “The two races will be broadcast live on the Portuguese television channel Sport TV.” Organizing Commmittee chairperson Maria das Dores Meira added, “It is with immense pride that I see Setúbal and Portugal on the route of more than one hundred athletes pursuing their Olympic dream that this year brings to London.”

The officially named FINA Olympic Marathon Swim Qualifier London 2012 will determine the final 30 swimmers (15 male and 15 female) to qualify for the Olympic marathon swimming 10km.

The eyes of many will certainly be upon Setúbal on June 9th and 10th…the finish scene from the World Cup race in 2008 is below:

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Steven Munatones