Photo courtesy of Deep Blue Media. Rankings courtesy of FINA.

Arianna Bridi got to train with her world-class teammates on the Italian national open water team and that constant pressure and workouts helped her develop into this year’s FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup series champion.

She won the first World Cup stage in Viedma, Argentina on February 4th and continued to perform well throughout the season.

She finished third on the second World Cup stage in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on March 11th, won again on the third World Cup stage in Setubal, Portugal on June 24th and on the fourth World Cup stage in lac St-Jean, Canada on July 27th, finished third on the fifth World Cupstage in lac Mégantic, Canada on August 12th, finished second on the sixth World Cup stage on Qiandao Lake, China on October 14th, and won the seventh World Cup stage in Hong Kong on October 21st, culminating in her first career FINA World Cup title.

Her Italian teammate, Simone Ruffini, also won the men’s title for an Italian sweep of the FINA World Cup (the men’s rankings are here).

FINA/HOSA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup rankings for the world’s fastest female open water swimmers are as follows:

2017 Rankings:
1. Arianna Bridi (Italy) 124 points
2. Ana Marcela Cunha (Brazil) 102
2. Rachele Bruni (Italy) 98
4. Viviane Jungblut (Brazil) 66
5. Finnia Wunram (Germany) 58
6. Samantha Arevalo (Ecuador) 52

7. Sarah Bosslet (Germany) 38
8. Anna Olasz (Hungary) 32
9. Yukimi Moriyama (Japan) 23
10. Leonie Antonia Beck (Germany) 22
11. Poliana Okimoto (Brazil) 20
11. Aurélie Muller (France) 20
11. Oceane Cassignol (France) 20
14. Sharon van Rouwendaal (Netherlands) 18

The following rankings will be confirmed soon:

15. Angela Maurer (Germany) 16
15. Esmee Vermeulen (Netherlands) 16
17. Julia Arino (Argentina) 15
18. Giulia Gabrielleschi (Italy) 14
19. Chelsea Gubecka (Australia) 12
20. Angelica Andre (Portugal) 11
21. Yumi Kida (Japan) 10
21. Michelle Weber (South Africa) 10
23. Cecilia Biagioli (Argentina) 6
23. Paula Ruiz (Spain) 6
23. Minami Niikura (Japan) 6
23. Vania Neves (Portugal) 6
23. Anastasia Krapivina (Russia) 6
28. Breanne Emma Joan Siwicki (Canada) 5
29. Catalina Berraud (Argentina) 4
29. Victoria Mori (Argentina) 4
29. Betina Lorscheitter (Brazil) 4
29. Daphnee Demers (Canada) 4
29. Mia Desjarlais (Canada) 4
29. Sabryna Lavoie (Canada) 4
29. Marie-Laurence Lortie (Canada) 4
29. Alena Benesova (Czech Republic) 4
29. Nataly Caldas Calle (Ecuador) 4
29. Alice Dearing (Great Britain) 4
29. Danielle Huskisson (Great Britain) 4
29. Lea Boy (Germany) 4
29. Jeanette Spiworks (Germany) 4
29. Svenja Zihsler (Germany) 4
29. Pac Tung Nikita Lam (Hong Kong) 4
29. Nikitha Setruv (India) 4
29. Justyna Burska (Poland) 4
29. Eva Fabian (USA) 4
29. Vicenia Navarro (Venezuela) 4
48. Tian Muran (China) 3
48. Haley Anderson (USA) 3
50. Souad Cherouati (Algeria) 2
50. Mayte Puca (Argentina) 2
50. Mackenzie Brazier (Australia) 2
50. Chloe Gubecka (Australia) 2
50. Kareena Lee (Australia) 2
50. Eva Bonnet (Belgium) 2
50. Marit Anderson (Canada) 2
50. Stephanie Horner (Canada) 2
50. Caitlin Nolan (Canada) 2
50. Anne-Catherine Savaria (Canada) 2
50. Mahina Valdivia (Chile) 2
50. Qu Fang (China) 2
50. Cao Shiyue (China) 2
50. Chu Xu (China) 2
50. Dandan Yang (China) 2
50. Maria Devaldez (Spain) 2
50. Judith Navarro (Spain) 2
50. Morgane Dornic (France) 2
50. Adeline Furst (France) 2
50. Lara Grangeon (France) 2
50. Inis Idier (France) 2
50. Lila Langlais (France) 2
50. Lisa Pou (France) 2
50. Claire Elaine Six (France) 2
50. Celeste Vereecke (France) 2
50. Jazmin Carlin (Great Britain) 2
50. Hannah Hang Fung Li (Hong Kong) 2
50. Hoi Man Lok (Hong Kong) 2
50. Tsz Yin Nip (Hong Kong) 2
50. Nikoletta Kiss (Hungary) 2
50. Onon Katalin Somenek (Hungary) 2
50. Alisia Tettamanzi (Italy) 2
50. Xeniya Romanchuk (Kazakhstan) 2

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