Tag: Evgeny Drattsev

Evgeny Drattsev On A Comeback

Courtesy of Marina Drattseva, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Russian Evgeny Drattsev is working hard to return to the Olympics. After placing fifth in the 2008 Beijing Olympics 10 km swim, he missed qualifying for the 2012 London Olympics. Disappointed, but he did not give up the sport. He kept plugging away and qualified today at the FINA/HOSA 10K Marathon Swimming

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Finishing Up And Out Over The Open Water

In the major international competitions, the goal is a vertical finish where the athletes must touch (not just cross the vertical plane). In the recent FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup race in Eilat, Israel, third place Evgeny Drattsev of Russia perfectly timed his reach up and forward to the finish behind victorious Spyridon Gianniotis of Greece and

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Marathoning Belongs To Greece

10 km world champion Spyridon Gianniotis is living up to his country's gift to the endurance sports world. The Greek champion has won the last three marathon swims he has raced against the world's best and is looking good as the leading gold medal contender for London. His latest victory came in the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup race in Eilat,

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First World Cup Marathon Swim In Eilat

Eilat's North beach in Israel will host its first open water competition as part of the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup circuit on April 1st. Similar to the upcoming Olympic Marathon Swimming 10 km in London, the Israeli organizers created a six-loop course of a 1.66 kilometer laps. The third of eight stops on the World Cup circuit will be another

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La Patagones Viedma 2012 Results

VIEDMA, Argentina. Eva Fabian led the 1-2 American finish FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup event in Viedma, Argentina. During a year she is taking time off from Yale University, she is making up some good air mileage and training mileage in the hopes that she makes the USA Olympic team. She improved upon last year's extremely close third-place finish

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