Yohsuke Miyamoto, Ana Marcela Cunha Wins Marathon Swim World Series Event

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Photo Courtesy: Tracie May-Wagner

The third leg of the FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series 2019 today (June 8) in Setubal, Portugal, was won by Yohsuke Miyamoto from Japan and Brazil’s Ana Marcela Cunha, respectively.

Miyamoto clinched his first victory in the Series this afternoon, touching home in 1h34m44s4 and narrowly defeated veteran Andreas Waschburger of Germany (1h34m45s3). Argentina’s Alejandro Moreno completed the podium today (1h34m48s0) in front of teammate Guillermo Bertola (1h34m51s6).

Ranking leader Cunha confirmed her dominance again and clinched gold in 1h41m12s9, in front of Italy’s Rachele Bruni (1h42m12s10) after a review via photo finish. Ecuador’s Samantha Arevalo secured the silver medal at stake in 1h41m18s8.

Full results are available on here.

The Series resumes on June15 in Balatonfured (HUN) for the fourth-out-of-nine leg, before heading to Canada for two meets on July 21 and August 3.

Medallists in the Setubal

MEN
1. Yohsuke Miyamoto (JPN) 1h34m44s4; 2. Andreas Waschburger (GER) 1h34m45s3; 3. Alejandro Moreno (ARG) 1h34m48s0

WOMEN
1. Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA) 1h41m12s9; 2. Rachele Bruni (ITA) 1h42m12s10; 3. Samantha Arevalo (ECU) 1h41m18s8

Calendar 2019

#1 – Doha (QAT) – February 16
#2 – Seychelles (SEY) – May 12
#3 – Setubal (POR) – June 8
#4 – Balatonfured (HUN) – June 15
#5 – Lac St Jean (CAN) – July 21
#6 – Lac Megantic (CAN) – August 3
#7 – Ohrid (MKD) – August 28
#8 – Chinese Taipei (TPE) – September 7
#9 – Chun’An (CHN) – September 29

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