Ana Marcela Cunha remains on the podium in all competitions! In the third stage of the Aquatic Marathon World Cup, the Brazilian won another medal, this time a bronze in the 10km at Lac Mégantic, Canada.
Ana Marcela is bronze in the Canadian stage of the World Cup in the 10km
The Olympic champion Ana Marcela was in third place, finishing the race in 2h01min23s00. Sharon Van Rouwendaal, from Holland, took first place on the podium (2:01:09.70) and Ginevra Taddeaucci, from Italy, took silver (2:01:03.04).
– “It was a strong test, hard test. The girls who came from the European Championships, both the Dutch Sharon Van Rouwendaal and the Italian Ginevra Taddeaucci are in a different training phase than Ana. Ana is resuming after the 10 days we took vacation , post stage of the World Cup in Paris. Ana is getting back in shape and they are at their peak”, says coach Fernando Possenti.
– “Now, they go on vacation and we continue training. I hope that in the next stages this will be more balanced. But in general, I liked what I saw. the sprint was good. Adjustments. The race was generally good. Proof of good level”, he concluded.
With this Saturday’s stage, coach Fernando Possenti and athlete Ana Marcela add together forty-five races played in World Cups. There are thirty-eight podiums, twenty-one golds, eleven silvers and six bronzes.
Other Brazilians in the race
Also in the women’s dispute, Viviane Jungblut took the fifth position with a time of 2:01:29.62. Diogo Villarinho, on the other hand, was the Brazilian representative in the men’s 10km race and was thirteenth, finishing the race in 1h51min43s10.
In the men’s, the podium was composed by Italian Domenico Acerenza with gold (1h50min50s83), Australian Nicholas Sloman with silver (1h50min51s68) and Hungarian David Betlehem with bronze (1h50min52s00).
Ana Marcela at the 2022 World Cups
At the opening of the world series, in May, Ana Marcela secured gold in the 10km race in Setúbal, Portugal. Then, in July, at the headquarters of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, the Brazilian climbed to the top of the podium once again. Thus, in all stages so far, the Brazilian won a medal in the competition.
Ana Marcela Cunha is gold in the Paris leg of the Aquatic Marathon World Cup — Photo: Fina
In Hungary, at the World Aquatics Championships in June, Ana Marcela won gold in the 5km and 25km and bronze in the 10km Olympic event. Adding in his career so far 15 medals in this competition.
“Ana Marcela Cunha is the greatest Olympic athlete in the history of Brazil” – says Guilherme Costa in Ça Va