Poliana Okimoto Is Female FINA Open Water Athlete Of The Year

Poliana Okimoto Is Female FINA Open Water Athlete Of The Year

FINA voted for its Athletes of the Year 2013 in its 6 FINA disciplines: open water swimming, pool swimming, water polo, synchronized swimming, diving and high diving.

Organised by the FINA Aquatics World Magazine, the selection was made by 674 voters coming from the FINA National Federations, FINA Committees, media, partners and experts in aquatic sports.

After being recognized by Swimming World Magazine and the World Open Water Swimming Association, world champion Poliana Okimoto of Brazil was selected as the FINA Open Water Swimming Female Athlete of the Year.

The 30-year-old world champion in the 10 km marathon swim was also the silver medalist in the 5 km and the bronze medalist in the 5 km Team Pursuit.

Okimoto was joined as a FINA Athlete of the Year on the women’s side by Katie Ledecky (USA) in pool swimming, Zi He (CHN) in diving, Cesilie Carlton (USA) in high diving, Jennifer Pareja (ESP) in water polo, and Svetlana Romashina (RUS) in synchronized swimming.

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