Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Rachele Bruni is one competitive athlete. When she dives into the water, she aims to win.

And she often does. The 2016 Olympic silver medalist in Rio won the sprint race held before the La Patagones Viedma, the first race in the 2017 FINA/HOSA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup series.

Fernando Ponte of Brazil won the men’s sprint race.

Men’s Sprint Results
1 Fernando Ponte (BRA) 20:59.85
2 David Aubry (FRA) 21:06.02
3 Joaquin Moreno (ARG) 21:07.17
4 Logan Fontaine (FRA) 21:07.70
5 Federico Vanelli (ITA) 21:08.23
6 Yan Lorbel (FRA) 21:10.95
7 Benjamin Brantu (FRA) 21:12.43
8 Vitaly Khudyakov (KAZ) 21:14.08
9 Piriz Maximiliano Paccot (URU) 21:15.36
10 Ivo Cassini (ARG) 21:15.86
11 Guillermo Bértola (ARG) 21:24.68
12 Nicolas Culela (URU) 21:25.01
13 David Farinango (ECU) 21:59.29
14 Jeremias Munoz (ARG) 22:00.06
15 Baptiste Lolmant (FRA) 22:02.17
16 Salgado Enderica (ECU) 22:08.16

Women’s Sprint Results
1 Rachele Bruni (ITA) 22:19.54
2 Samantha Salinas Arevalo (ECU) 22:24.93
3 Adrianna Bridi (ITA) 22:25.37
4 Adeline Furst (FRA) 22:31.24
5 Oceane Cassignol (FRA) 22:33.34
6 Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA) 22:33.81
7 Yumi Kida (JPN) 22:34.22
8 Angelica Andre (POR) 22:34.68
9 Mayte Puca (ARG) 22:41.06
10 Vania Neves (POR) 22:41.52
11 Mahina Valdivia (CHI) 22:43.43
12 Betina Lorscheitter (BRA) 22:51.90
13 Cecilia Biagioli (ARG) 23:13.12
14 Julia Arino (ARG) 23:18.73
15 Iara Arias (ARG) 30:54.79

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