Tag: Simone Ruffini

Ruffini Rolls To A Series Victory

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The global tour of the FINA/HOSA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup culminated in Hong Kong, the hometown of Ronnie Wong, the long-time FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee chairman. There was a tense, interesting race-within-a-race at the Hong Kong 10 km marathon swim. Simone Ruffini of Italy was in

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Xin Xin Marks The Top Spot

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Xin Xin nearly stood on the awards podium at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games 10 km marathon swim [see Copacabana Beach course above] as one of the mostly unknowns in the Olympic final. Her fourth place finish in August now looks like a precursor to what the 20-year-old Chinese swimmer can do over the next

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Alex Meyer Victorious In Viedma…Twice

Alex Meyer Victorious In Viedma...Twice Courtesy of WOWSA, Viedma, California. After winning the sprint race earlier in the week, 2012 Olympian Alex Meyer of the USA came back and won a close battle over 2016 Olympian and defending champion Simone Ruffini and his Italian 2016 Olympic teammate Federico Vanelli at the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup

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Simone Ruffini Wins Twice Big Time

Photos by Giorgio Perottino for Deepbluemedia. Article courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. It was quite a FINA World Championships for Simone Ruffini. He not only qualified for the 2016 Olympics with a seventh place finish in the 10 km race, but he also culminated the event with his first world title and a successful marriage proposal to

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