Youth vs. Age Climaxes In Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Youth vs. Age Climaxes In Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Ana Marcela Cunha of Brazil and Angela Maurer of Germany are coming right down to the end in their battle for the FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup title.

These women has a great ongoing rivalry that has been going on since Angela returned to the top echelon of the sport after giving birth to her first child.

From Beijing at the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim where Angela was fourth and Ana Marcela was fifth to the current World Cup season, the women have been going back-and-forth, often trading places on the top podium.

Although Ana Marcela holds a 10-point lead over the Brazil and Angela, anything can happen from a disqualification to an injury.

The top 10 leaders going into the final swim of the season on October 23rd in Sharjah:

1. Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA), 106 points
2. Angela Maurer (GER), 96 points
3. Eva Fabian (USA), 74
4. Linsy Heister (NED), 68
5. Karla Sitic (CRO), 56
6. Martina Grimaldi (ITA), 48
7. Emily Hanson (USA), 42
8. Christine Jennings (USA), 40
9. Olga Beresnyeva (UKR), 30
9. Emily Brunemann (USA), 30

Photo by Dr. Jim Miller.

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