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Barbara Pozzobon

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Barbara Pozzobon training after her second consecutive FINA UltraMarathon Swim Series title in 2018
Gold-winning Italian team of Dario Verani, Andrea Bianchi, Arianna Bridi and silver-winning Italian team of Andrea Manzi, Barbara Pozzobón, Giulia Gabrielleschi after the 5 km team pursuit event at the 2015 Mediterranean Beach Games in Pescara, Italy
Barbara Pozzobón is a nominee for the 2017 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year, part of the WOWSA Awards, an annual recognition of outstanding men, women, performances and offerings around the globe sponsored by the World Open Water Swimming Association

Barbara Pozzobón (or Bárbara Pozzobon) is a 24-year-old Italian open water swimmer from Treviso who works at Natatorium Treviso and lives in Maserada del Piave.

Open Water Swimming Career[edit]

2019 FINA UltraMarathon Swim Series Rankings[edit]

1. Pilar Geijo (Argentina) 365 points
2. Romina Imwinkelriedt (Argentina) 296 points
3. Alice Franco (Italy) 261 points
4. Daira Marin (Argentina) 248 points
5. Erika Yenssen (Argentina) 227 points
6. Martina Oriozabala (Argentina) 214 points
7. Marie-Laurence Lortie (Canada) 205 points
7. Barbara Pozzobon (Italy) 205 points
9. Rita Vanesa Garcia (Argentina) 181 points
10. Sandra Frimerman-Bergquist (USA) 101 points
11. Angela Maurer (Germany) 70 points
11. Cecilia Biagioli (Argentina) 70 points
11. Morgane Dornic (France) 70 points
14. Julia Lucila Arino (Argentina) 61 points
15. Vicenia Navarro (Venezuela) 52 points
16. Ivana Prizmic (Croatia) 40 points

2018 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year Nomination[edit]

Barbara Pozzobon swam further faster than anyone else in the marathon swimming world. The 24-year-old Italian finished second in the 56 km Maratón Acuática Internacional Santa Fe – Coronda in the warm waters of Argentina, won the 42 km Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean in the cold, choppy waters in Quebec, Canada, won the 25 km Ohrid Lake Marathon in Macedonia in a close race over Olympian Anna Olasz before culminating her long season by winning the 46 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in Italy to capture the 2018 FINA UltraMarathon Swim Series title. In addition to winning her second consecutive FINA career title, she finished 6th in the World University Games 10 km in Taiwan. For winning her second consecutive FINA UltraMarathon Swim Series career title in all kinds of water temperatures and conditions, for becoming a mainstay on the powerful Italian national open water swim team, and for representing her country well in a number of international competitions across four continents, Barbara Pozzobon of Italy is a worthy nominee for the 2018 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.

2016 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year Nominees[edit]

Pozzobon was nominated for the 2016 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association:

1. Katherine Batts (Great Britain)
2. Dr. Caroline Block (USA)
4. Arianna Bridi (Italy)
4. Chloë McCardel (Australia)
5. Ana Marcela Cunha (Brazil)
6. Pat Gallant-Charette (USA)
6. Ludmila Maller (Russia)
8. Jaimie Monahan (USA)
9. Aurélie Muller (France)
10. Barbara Pozzobon (Italy)
11. Sarah Thomas (USA)
12. Julia Wittig (Germany)

2016 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year Nomination[edit]

Barbara Pozzobon swam further faster than anyone else in the marathon swimming world. She won the 56 km Maratón Acuática Internacional Santa Fe – Coronda in Argentina over world champion Aurélie Muller, finished second in the 42 km Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean in Canada, won the 40 km Ohrid Lake Marathon in Macedonia, and finished 4th in the 16 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in Italy to capture the 2016 FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix title. In addition to winning her first FINA career title, she finished 6th in the World University Games 10 km in Taiwan. For finishing only 46 seconds behind the men’s winner at the Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli, for coming into her own in her breakout year competing very well in all kinds of conditions, for representing her country well in a number of international competitions across four continents, Barbara Pozzobón is a worthy nominee for the 2016 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.

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