From OpenwaterpediaSimone Ruffini is a world-class open water swimmer from Italy who won the inaugural World University Games 10K marathon swim in China. The Italian marathon star won the 26th Universiade marathon swim by a comfortable margin of over 2 minutes, and the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix race in Cozumel, Mexico.
"I'm so tired. Though I'm the 9th in the men's 5K at the FINA World Championships in Shanghai, it's always my dream to win the first place," said the 22-year-old student from Italy. The official men's results are here.
2013 FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix 15 km in Cozumel
2011 FINA World Championships, 5K open water, 9th
2010 European Open Water Championships, 5K Team Pursuit, 2nd
2010 European Open Water Championships, 5K open water, 3rd
2010 FINA World Open Water Championships, 5K open water, 10th
2010 FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup, Santos (Brazil), 10K open water, 15th
2009 FINA World Championships, 5K open water, 9th