Lisa Pou and Guillem Pujol Take Titles At European Aquatics Open Water Swimming Cup 2024

Guillem Pujol & Lisa Pou: Photo courtesy: European Aquatics

Lisa Pou and Guillem Pujol Take Titles At European Aquatics Open Water Swimming Cup 2024

Lisa Pou and Guillem Pujol won the respective women’s and men’s races at the second leg of the European Aquatics Open Water Swimming Cup 2024 in Barcelona as swimmers competed for the final time before Paris 2024.

Pou led for the majority of the race and although Paula Otero went ahead on the fourth and final lap, the Monaco swimmer surged ahead to claim an ultimately clear victory in 2hrs 03mins 24.9secs.

Angelica Andre, who won bronze at the 2024 worlds in Doha, went stroke for stroke with Otero in the finishing straight before going past the Spaniard to take silver in 2:03:28.2 to 2:03:30.9.

Pou, who didn’t refuel at the last two feeding stops, said:

“I was feeling good. I wasn’t expecting that, to be that fast. I tried my best.

“I didn’t feed the last two laps. It wasn’t predicted for me but I was feeling good so I tried some things.”

That followed the men’s race which Pujol won a sprint finish in front of the home fans at the Port of Barcelona after making his move on the finishing straight to win in 1:56:33.3.

Paul Niederberger of Switzerland was second in 1:56:34.3 with Frenchman Emile Mesmacque edging Poland’s Piotr Wozniak by 0.1 in 1:56:34.9 to 1:56:35.0.

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