Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
Filter PR by
  
Reymond and Bruni crowned champions of the FINA Hosa 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup

Over 70 of the world’s best swimmers contested the second leg of the series in Abu Dhabi today

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 March 2015: Today (Friday 13 March), the highly anticipated leg of the FINA Hosa 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup saw over 70 of the world’s finest swimmers from 20 countries take to the Abu Dhabi waters for what was one of the most thrilling swimming races of the season.

French swimmer, Axel Reymond, struck gold at the FINA Hosa 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup today (Friday 13 March) concluding the race in 01:57:52. Reymond beat second and third place finishers – Britain’s Jack Burnell and Germany’s Christian Reichert by just 1.5 seconds.

“I couldn’t believe I won until I was given the gold medal! It was an extraordinary race and I kept going hard consistently throughout the 10km until I crossed the finish line. I usually compete in 25km competitions so it was great to do this and ace it. This is my first gold medal at a FINA Hosa 10km World Cup and looks like it won’t be my last one,” said 20-year-old Reymond.

Another rising star on the podium today was Jack Burnell who at the age of 21-years-old has already amassed a series of medals and world titles. Burnell earned his first international stripes in 2010, finishing fourth in the 1500m Freestyle at the 2010 European Junior Championships in Helsinki.

”Today’s race was absolutely fantastic! It’s in the middle of our hard training season so this competition was a test to see what we can do.  I’m really pleased with the performance today. It was also absolutely brilliant all these people cheering you on, you can’t really ask for a much better back drop with these magnificent skyscrapers and the sun,” said Jack.

Thirty-one-year-old World Champion and swimming torpedo, Reichert, said: “The race was good and the weather was definitely better than when we first arrived this week. It wasn’t as choppy as yesterday so the conditions were perfect. There were a lot of people watching and it’s always nice when there are many people supporting the swimmers at these 10km races.”

“I like the unpredictability of 10km races because anything can happen. I basically conserved my energy until the end when I just made a dash for the finish line. I’m always swimming to win,” added Christian, who was beaming with happiness as he left the water.

On the women’s side, Italy’s Rachele Bruni cracked the podium with a time of 02:07:31, taking a second gold medal this season after round one of the World Cup in Viedma, Argentina. China’s Siyu Yan clinched a second place finish 2.7 seconds behind Rachele followed by bronze medallist Britain’s Keri-Anne Payne.

“Today’s race was about trying something new and a different experience. The competition wasn’t a qualification for us; it was an opportunity to get some training so that’s what I did today,” said Keri-Anne, Olympic silver medallist and one of the world’s best open water swimmers.

“The infrastructure here is fantastic, all these tents and the availability of the food and drink is great. The athletes section was brilliant! There were places we could actually sit and relax for five minutes before the race. The atmosphere was great and people who were watching could really get involved,” she added.

Host organisers, Abu Dhabi Sports Council and UAE Swimming Federation, were glad to have delivered yet another successful milestone in the history of the sport in the UAE’s capital. “Congratulations to all the swimmers who participated in today’s spectacular race and I hope it was a memorable experience for everyone here on Abu Dhabi’s Corniche. The UAE capital was the perfect stage for round two of the World Cup and we are thrilled to have played a key role in supporting the development of the sport in the UAE,” said ADSC’s General Secretary, H.E. Aref Al Awani.

UAE Swimming Federation’s President, Ahmed Al Falasi, enjoyed the close-fought race and was delighted to see some of the world’s youngest swimmers score a podium finish in today’s race. “Today’s champions are the world’s rising stars in long distance swimming and it is inspirational to see that kind of talent right here in Abu Dhabi. We were also glad to see three of our very own young Emirati talents compete today alongside the fastest swimmers in the world.”

“I would like to thank all our supporters who worked tirelessly to host this fascinating event on the shores of the UAE’s capital. We are happy to welcome back the FINA World Cup to the Emirate and look forward to staging an even bigger and better spectacle next year.”

Posted by : GoDubai PR Dept, -
Viewed 14311 times
PR Category : Entertainment
Posted on : Sunday, March 15, 2015  10:21:00 AM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to

Related Stories


 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Make Up for Ever Introduces for the First Time Its New Active Care-in-foundation to Revive... [6326-Views]
HONOR 2020 H1 Business Achievements in International Markets [4022-Views]
Here's Why A Silicone Cleansing Brush Champions Other Cleansing Tools and Techniques [3682-Views]
Get Your No-MakeUp MakeUp Look With Hourglass [3563-Views]
Samsung Launches Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Buds Live [3325-Views]
Panasonic Jaguar Racing Head to Berlin for a Lockdown Showdown [3264-Views]
Save up to AED 25,000 on Pre-Owned Lexus Cars with Al-Futtaim Auto Fest [3120-Views]
Safe Start-up of Unit 1 of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Successfully Achieved [3026-Views]
Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Tourbillon [2993-Views]
Sony Middle East & Africa Announces ‘Ready for PlayStation®5' for current BRAVIA™ TVs [2595-Views]
Introducing the New Omega Constellation Gents' Collection' [2403-Views]
Lacoste Launches the Roland - Garros Eyewear Collection [2390-Views]
UAE Team Emirates Back to Winning Ways [2345-Views]
Pre-Orders for Samsung's Galaxy Note20 and Galaxy Note20 Ultra Now Open in the UAE [2288-Views]
Up to €500,000 to Support the Most Promising Innovators: The Agrofood BIC Accelerator Issu... [2202-Views]
Jafza Sets a New Benchmark With ‘collaboration for Safe and Sustainable Growth' Webinar' [2173-Views]
The Last Few Weeks of Dubai Shopping Mall Group's Summer Promotion [2050-Views]
The Best Just Got Better – Sony Middle East & Africa Announces WH-1000XM4 Industry-Leading... [2034-Views]
Kia Motors Collects Over 2,000 Pairs of Football Boots via UEFA Europa League Trophy Tour ... [2021-Views]
Cebu Pacific Advisory: Suspension of Domestic Passenger Flights to/from Manila – Aug 4 to ... [2005-Views]
Dubai Sports Council and Ski Dubai to Host One of the World's First Snow Sports Competitio... [1972-Views]
Malabar Gold & Diamonds Opens 2 New Showrooms as Part of Its Global Expansion Plan [1870-Views]
New Month, New Goals [1857-Views]
Face Shields Now Required for Cebu Pacific Passengers [1820-Views]
Post-COVID Travel is Set to Become Smarter. Here's How. [1812-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories