The long reign of the incomparable Petar Stoychev is over on the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix.

With Stoychev’s decision to focus on the Olympics, the vacuum created was filled by Australia’s Trent Grimsey who dominated the 68 men who competed on the Grand Prix circuit in 2012. As Stoychev plans to move into other areas of the sport, the future seems bright for Grimsey to begin his own reign over the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix.

The final results:

1. Trent GRIMSEY AUS 95 points
2. Damián BLAUM ARG 71
3. Andrea VOLPINI ITA 45
3. Evgenij POP ACEV MKD 45
5. Edoardo STOCHINOITA 37
6. Guillermo BERTOLA ARG 27
7. Anton PILIPAS RUS 14

Other competitors included:

8. Luciano SALES RUBIO ARG 36
9. Petar STOYCHEV BUL 33
10. Ivan AFANEVICH RUS 26
11. Alexander STUDZINSKI GER 23
12. Thomas LURZ GER 20
12. Libor SMOLKA CZE 20
14. Tomi STEFANOVSKI MKD 19
14. Xavier DESHARNAIS CAN 19
16. Brian RYCKMAN BEL 16
16. Philippe GUERRTIN CAN 16
18. Julien SAUVAGE FRA 15
19. Joanes HEDEL FRA 15
20. Andreas WASCHBURGES GER 14
20. Mohammad SALEH SYR 14
22. Chris BRYAN IRL 13
22. Tsvetan YORDANOV BUL 13
24. Christian REICHERT GER 12
24. Ian VAN DER HULST NED 12
24. Marin MILAN CRO 12
27. Romain BERAUD FRA 11
28. Michael DEMITREIEV ISR 10
29. Paul BLIAS-MORISETT CAN 8
29. Pierre PELLETIER CAN 8
31. Duje MILAN CRO 7
32. Luis ESCOBAR MEX 6
32. Martín CARRIZO ARG 6
32. Dejan MALADENOVSKI MKD 6
35. Rodolfo VALENTI ITA 4
35. Benjamin KONSCHAK GER 4
35. Simon COVILLARD-CASTONQUAY CAN 4
35. Martin MIGUEL ARG 4
35. AleksandAr PANCEVSKI MKD 4
35. Miro KRSTEVSKI MKD 4
35. Sato TIAGO BRA 4
42. Jan POSMOURNY CZE 3
42. Davy BILLIAU BEL 3
42. Ivan LOPEZ MEX 3
42. Matheus EVANGELISTA BRA 3
42. Daan GLORIE NED 3
47. Esteban PAZ ARG 2
47. Lucas CASTRO ARG 2
47. Gabriel VILLAGOIZ ARG 2
47. Bertrand VENTURI FRA 2
47. Mattia ALBERICO ITA 2
47. Jarne WOUTERMAERTENS BEL 2
47. Michael MRUZEK CZE 2
47. Nikola STUPAR SRB 2
47. Michal FLORA CZE 2
47. Milorad JAKSIC SRB 2
57. Eslam MOHSEN EGY 0
57. Rotislav VITEK CZE 0
57. Alessandro RIVELLINI ITA 0
57. Andrea BONDANINI ITA 0
57. Tiago SATO BRA 0
57. Milos BOZINOVIC SRB 0
57. Nikola TEPAVCEVIC MNE 0
57. Gergely KUTASI HUN 0
57. Igor DIMOVSKI MKD 0
57. Aleksandar TOROMANOSKI MKD 0
57. Danilo PAUNOVIC MKD 0
57. Aleksandar ILLIEVSKI MKD 0

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