Dearing takes bronze in Tereno

British swimmer Alice Dearing won bronze on the opening day of the European Junior Open Water Championships in Tereno, Switzerland, this weekend.

Dearing touched in 1:36:07.16 in the 7.5km junior girls’ event. Italian Alisia Tettamanzi took gold in 1:36:02.61. Hungary’s Nikoletta Kiss was second in 1:36:04.53. Dearing will now travel to the World Championships in Kazan where she will compete in the 5km women’s race.
Italy also won the boys’ 7.5km race. Andrea Manzi took gold in 1:30:01.57, silver went to Thore Bermel of Germany in 1:30:08.18 and Kirill Belyaev of Russia took bronze in 1:30:13.40.
The 5km boys’ race saw the closest finish of the weekend, with only 0.4 of a second separating Logan Fontaine of France and Iaroslav Potapov of Russia. Fontaine touched in 0:57:16.96, Potapov in 0:57:17.38. Bronze went to Italy’s Emanuele Russo in 0:57:19.44. In the girls’ 5km race Oceane Cassignol of France won in 1:02:46.96 and her teammate Lisa Pou took silver in 1:02:51.54. Carlotta De Mattia added to Italy’s medal tally by taking bronze in 1:02:58.33.

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