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Rachele Bruni

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Rachele Bruni with Italian teammates Simone Ruffini and Federico Vanelli after winning the team time trial at the 2016 European Open Water Swimming Championships in Hoorn, Netherlands
Rachele Bruni was nominated for the 2019 WOWSA Awards in the World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year category
Rachele Bruni, a nominee for the 2016 WOWSA Awards, a recognition of outstanding men, women, performances and offerings around the globe sponsored by the World Open Water Swimming Association in the World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year category
Rachele Bruni was nominated for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year, a WOWSA Award and recognition of outstanding men, women, performances and offerings around the globe
Photo by Giorgio Scala of Rachele Bruni winning the 2015 FINA/HOSA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup race in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Rachele Bruni, 2011 World University Games 10K Marathon Swim Gold Medalist
Rachele Bruni, Gold Medalist (middle)
Rachele Bruni with 5 km Team Pursuit teammates at FINA World Championships

Rachele Bruni (born in Firenze on 4 November 1990) is a 30-year-old world-class open water swimmer.

Open Water Swimming Highlights

International Results

FINA Competitions

2020 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim Qualifiers

Bruni qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games at the 2019 FINA World Swimming Championships 10 km marathon swim held in Yeosu EXPO Ocean Park in Gwangju, South Korea on 14 July 2019:

1. Xin Xin (China) 1:54:47.20
2. Haley Anderson (USA) 1:54:48.10
3. Rachele Bruni (Italy) 1:54:49.90
4. Lara Grangeon (France) 1:54:50.00
5. Ana Marcela Cunha (Brazil) 1:54:50.50
6. Ashley Twichell (USA) 1:54:50.50
7. Kareena Lee (Australia) 1:54:50.50
8. Finnia Wunram (Germany) 1:54:50.70
9. Leonie Beck (Germany) 1:54:51.00
10. Sharon van Rouwendaal (Netherlands) 1:54:51.10

2020 Tokyo Olympic Games Results

1. Ana Marcela Cunha (Brazil, 29) 1:59:30.90
2. Sharon van Rouwendaal (Netherlands, 27) 1:59:31.70
3. Kareena Lee (Australia, 27) 1:59:32.50
4. Anna Olasz (Hungary, 27) 1:59:34.80
5. Leonie Beck (Germany, 24) 1:59:35.10
6. Haley Anderson (USA, 29) 1:59:36.90
7. Ashley Twichell (USA, 32) 1:59:37.90
8. Xin Xin (China, 24) 2:00:10.10
9. Lara Grangeon de Villele (France, 29) 2:00:57.0
10. Finnia Wunram (Germany, 25) 2:01:01.90
11. Samantha Arévalo (Ecuador, 26) 2:01:30.60
12. Cecilia Biagioli (Argentina, 36) 2:01:31.70
13. Yumi Kida (Japan, 36) 2:01:40.90
14. Rachele Bruni (Italy, 30) 2:02:10.20
15. Anastasiia Kirpichnikova (Russian Olympic Committee, 21) 2:03:17.50
16. Paula Ruiz Bravo (Spain, 22) 2:03:17.60
17. Angelica Andre (Portugal, 26) 2:04:40.70
18. Kate Farley Sanderson (Canada, 21) 2:04:59.10
19. Alice Dearing (Great Britain, 24) 2:05:03.20
20. Paola Perez (Venezuela, 30) 2:05:45.00
21. Michelle Weber (South Africa, 24) 2:06:56.50
22. Krystyna Panchishko (Ukraine, 23) 2:07:35.10
23. Li-Shan Chantal Liew (Singapore, 22) 2:08:17.90
24. Spela Perse (Slovenia, 25) 2:08:33.00
25. Souad Nefissa Cherouati (Algeria, 32) 2:17:21.60

2019 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year Nomination

Bruni was nominated for the 2019 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year award as follows:

She travels the world, representing Italy on the FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series, always a threat to win and in the lead pack. Rachele Bruni won her third career 2019 FINA Marathon Swim World Series after topping the global circuit in 2015 and 2016. Her consistency is impressive as she finished 3rd in 2017 and 2nd in 2018. During the 2019 season, she finished 3rd in Doha (Qatar), 4th in Seychelles, 2nd in Setúbal Bay (Portugal), 7th in Balaton (Hungary), 1st in lac St-Jean (Canada), 2nd in lac Mégantic (Canada), 2nd in Ohrid (North Macedonia), 3rd in Nantou (Taiwan), and 4th in Chun'An (China). In Chun'An on the last race of the circuit, she had to finish within 2 places of Ana Marcela Cunha to capture the World Series title. She finished 1.2 seconds behind her Brazilian rival. She also finished a close 3rd in the FINA World Championships 10 km race to qualify for her second Olympic Games, finished 5th in the 5 km race, and led off the Italian mixed 5 km team relay to a silver medal. For maintaining her world-class speed and stamina at the highest echelon of professional marathon swimming for another year, for representing Italy with a competitive spirit on a non-stop international schedule on 5 continents, for expertly positioning and pacing, surging and sprinting among the world's best open water swimmers, Rachele Bruni is a worthy nominee for the 2019 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.

2015 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year Nominees

Bruni was nominated for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association along with the following nominees:

1. Alex Cape (Canada) Freshwater Adventurer
2. Aurélie Muller (France) Olympian and World Champion
3. Bridgette Hobart Janeczko (U.S.A.) Prolific Marathon Swimmer
4. Chloë McCardel (Australia) Channel Swimmer & Coach
5. Elina Makïnen (Finland) Ice Swimmer
6. Elizabeth Fry (U.S.A.) Double Downing
7. Lorna Cochran (South Africa) Nonagenarian Swimmer
8. Pilar Geijo (Argentina) FINA Grand Prix Champion
9. Rachele Bruni (Italy) Olympian & FINA World Cup Champion
10. Renata Novakova (Czech Republic), Ice Swimming World Champion
11. Sharon van Rouwendaal (Netherlands) Olympic Cross-over Speedster
12. Tita Llorens (Spain), Marathon Swimmer

2015 WOWSA Awards Nomination

Bruni's World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year nomination reads as follows:

Rachele Bruni (Italy) Olympian & FINA World Cup Champion
Rachele Bruni had the year of her life. The 26-year-old not only won the competitive 10-race FINA/HOSA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup professional circuit, but she also qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with a fourth place finish at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia. She battled within tight packs in every race on the national and international scene, expertly positioning and pacing, surging and printing as necessary to emerge as one of next year's podium favorites for the Olympic 10 km marathon swim at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. For her competitive spirit, for her intensity of training, and for her tough international schedule, Rachele Bruni is a worthy nominee for the 2015 [[World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year[[.

2016 WOWSA Awards Nomination

Bruni was nominated for the 2016 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year award as follows:

Rachele Bruni's career peaked in the final stroke of the Olympic marathon swimming final where she maintained enough forward momentum to capture the silver medal. But the 27-year-old also demonstrated her speed, stamina, and strength in winning her second consecutive title at the FINA/HOSA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup professional circuit and two LEN titles in the 10 km and 5 km team relay. Bruni battled within tight packs in every race on the national and international scene, expertly positioning and pacing, surging and sprinting as necessary to emerge as one of world's best open water swimmers. For maintaining her competitive spirit in every event around the world, for her intensity of training that leads to frequent podium positions, and for her tough international schedule, Rachele Bruni is a worthy nominee for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.

2016 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim Results

Gold Sharon Van Rouwendaal (Netherlands) 1:56:32.1
Silver Rachele Bruni (Italy) 1:56:49.5
Bronze: Poliana Okimoto (Brazil) 1:56:51.4
4. Xin Xin (China) 1:57:14.4
5. Haley Anderson (United States) 1:57:20.2
6. Isabelle Härle (Germany) 1:57:22.1
7. Keri-Anne Payne (Great Britain) 1:57:23.9
8. Anastasia Krapivina (Russia) 1:57:25.9
9. Samantha Arevalo (Ecuador) 1:57:27.2
10. Ana Marcela Cunha (Brazil) 1:57:29.0
11. Kalliopi Araouzou (Greece) 1:57:31.6
12. Yumi Kida (Japan) 1:57:35.2
13. Éva Risztov (Hungary) 1:57:42.8
14. Anna Olasz (Hungary) 1:57:45.5
15. Chelsea Gubecka (Australia) 1:58:12.7
16. Spela Perse (Slovenia) 1:58:59.6
17. Erika Villaecija (Spain) 1:59:04.8
18. Michelle Weber (South Africa) 1:59:05.0
19. Jana Pechanova (Czech Republic) 1:59:07.7
20. Paola Perez (Venezuela) 1:59:07.7
21. Heidi Gan (Malaysia) 1:59:07.9
22. Joanna Zachoszcz (Poland) 1:59:20.4
23. Stephanie Horner (Canada) 1:59:22.1
24. Vânia Neves (Portugal) 2:01:39.3
25. Reem Mohamed Husein Elsayed Kaseem (Egypt) 2:05:19.1
DSQ Aurélie Muller (France)

2017 La Patagones Viedma

2019 FINA World Championships Mixed Relay


Rachele Bruni, Giulia Gabbrielleschi, Domenico Acerenze and Gregorio Paltrinieri finished 2nd in the 5 km Mixed Relay race at the 2019 FINA World Championships in 53:58.90 on 18 July 2019 in Gwangju, South Korea.

2016 Rio Olympic Games Marathon Swim Coverage

2020 Tokyo Olympic Games Marathon Swim Coverage

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