Vive La France That Sweeps FINA UltraMarathon Swim In Lake Ohrid

Vive La France That Sweeps FINA UltraMarathon Swim In Lake Ohrid

France went 1-2 on the women’s side and won the men’s side in a tough three-way battle at the 25 km FINA UltraMarathon Swim held in Lake Ohrid in North Macedonia yesterday.

Team France took the largest contingent of swimmers to the first FINA UltraMarathon Swim held in 2021 (due to the pandemic). Oceane Cassignol and Caroline Laure Jouisse went one-two while Axel Reymond finished first, two-time Olympian Marc-Antoine Olivier finished sixth, 18-year-old Matthieu Magne finished ninth and Alexandre Verplaetse did not finish. “With the Paris Olympics less than three years away, I assume that Stéphane Lecat has an incredible long-term plan for the entire French team to do extraordinarily well down the point-to-point marathon swim in the Seine,” mused Steven Munatones.

Cassignol finished seventh overall, only 6 minutes behind her victorious French teammate Reymond.

Women’s Results
1. Oceane Cassignol (21, France) 5 hours 16 minutes 39.30 seconds
2. Caroline Laure Jouisse (27, France) 5 hours 45 minutes 42.20 seconds
3. Pilar Geijo (36, Argentina) 5 hours 47 minutes 21.40 seconds
4. Samira-Svea Erhart (22, Germany) 6 hours 24 minutes 45.20 seconds
DNF Sandra Frimerman-Bergquist (38, USA)
DNF Rita Vanesa Garcia (37, Argentina)
DNF Daira Marin (26, Argentina)

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Steven Munatones