South American Women Dominate In The Santos 10K World Cup

South American Women Dominate In The Santos 10K World Cup

Three-time pool Olympian Cecília Biagoli of Argentina proved herself as a force to be reckoned with FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup in Santos, Brazil today. The 26-year-old Olympian won the International Aquatic Marathon of Holy/Trophy Renata Chamber Agondi/ Unisanta over 40 other women on the first leg of the 2011 World Cup circuit besting Olympians Poliana Okimoto of Brazil (2nd), Andreína Pinto of Venezuela (3rd) and Ana Marcela Cunha of Brazil (5th).

Right from the start and at the end, the currents complicated things a bit, but I am happy to win,” said Cecília who is looking to participate in her fourth Olympics in London.

At the end, the current confused all of us and switched positions [in the pack], but I was able to hold on to a podium finish,” said Poliana. Brazilian teammate Ana who won the last two Santos 10K race commented, “I held tight at the very end to catch up with Cecília, but I ran out of gas.”

1. Cecilia Biagoli (ARG), 2:12:33
2. Poliana Okimoto (BRA), 2:13:07
3. Andreina Pinto (VEN), 2:13:09

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