FINA Communications Department

After flying directly from the FINA World Championships in Gwangju (KOR), Kristof Rasovszky, 22, of Hungary, and Rachele Bruni, 28, of Italy, won gold in the men’s and women’s open water 10km races of the FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series in Lac St-Jean on Sunday July 21.

Rasovszky clocked the best time in 1h53m28s80, marking his second consecutive victory on the 2019 FINA/CNSG World Series tour, following his triumph in Balatonfured in June, while Bruni was the fastest in 2h03m56s4.

The Hungarian and the Italian respectively clinched the fourth place (1h47m59s50) and the bronze medal (1h54m49s90) at the World Championships in Gwangju last week. However Rasovszky claimed gold in the 5km race in Gwangju which probably gave him the winning impulsion in Lac St Jean on Sunday.

On the men’s side in Lac St-Jean, Fares Zitouni, a 20-year-old who trains in Rouen, France, claimed his first World Series podium by finishing second to Rasovszky by 12.5 seconds (1h53m41s30). Dario Verani of Italy took third place in his Lac St-Jean debut after passing two swimmers in the final 500 meters (1h53m44s59).

In the women’s race, Anna Olasz, 25, of Hungary, posted her best Lac St-Jean result, second place, despite competing in the 25km event two days earlier at the Worlds in Korea and arriving in Canada at 3:00 this morning. She touched home in 2h04m00s3. Caroline Jouisse, 25, of France, took third and made the podium for the first time in her first full year competing in the FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series (2h04m03s2). 

The Series stays in Canada for the sixth leg on August 3 in Lac Megantic (CAN).

You can read a detailed race report on FINA website, results are available on FINA mobile app and FINA website.

Medallists in Lac St Jean (CAN):


1. Kristof Rasovszky (HUN) 1:53:28.80; 2. Fares Zitouni (FRA) 1:53:41.30; Dario Verani (ITA) 1:53:44.59

1. Rachele Bruni (ITA) 2:03:56.4; 2. Anna Olasz (JUN) 2:04:00.3; 3. Caroline Jouisse (FRA) 2:04:03.2

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