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Samantha Michelle Arévalo Salinas, silver medalist in the 10 km marathon swim at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Lake Balaton, Hungary. Photo by Deep Blue Media
Samantha Arevalo at the 2016 Olympic 10 km Marathon Swimming Qualification Race in Setubal Bay, Portugal where she finished third and qualified for the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Photo by Jose Lorvao
Samantha Michelle Arévalo Salinas, an Olympic 10K Marathon Swim finalist at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games on 4 August 2021
Samantha Michelle Arévalo Salinas, 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

Samantha Michelle Arévalo Salinas (born 30 September 1994) is a 26-year-old pool and 2-time Olympic open water swimmer from Macas, Ecuador who trains at 2,400m altitude in Cuenca, Ecuador.

Swimming Career

  • 7 Women 10km 2:01:34.90 - - 26 FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series 2021 QAT QAT 13/03/2021
  • 8 Women 10km 1:56:45.30 - - 25 FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series 2020 QAT QAT 15/02/2020
  • 10 Women 25km 5:12:22.10 - - 24 18th FINA World Championships 2019 KOR KOR 19/07/2019
  • 18 Women 10km 1:55:22.80 - - 24 18th FINA World Championships 2019 KOR KOR 14/07/2019
  • 23 Women 10km 2:00:55.80 - - 24 FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series 2019 HUN HUN 15/06/2019
  • 3bronze Women 10km 1:41:18.01 - - 24 FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series 2019 POR POR 08/06/2019
  • 14 Women 10km 2:02:00.70 - - 24 FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series 2019 SEY SEY 12/05/2019
  • 25 Women 10km 2:04:28.80 - - 24 FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series 2019 QAT QAT 16/02/2019
  • 21 Women 10km 2:04:20.10 - - 24 FINA/Hosa Marathon Swim World Series 2018 UAE UAE 09/11/2018
  • 28 Women 10km DNF - - 23 FINA/Hosa Marathon Swim World Series 2018 CHN CHN 16/09/2018
  • 3bronze Women 10km 2:06:11.70 - - 23 FINA/Hosa Marathon Swim World Series 2018 CAN CAN 11/08/2018
  • 3bronze Women 10km 2:05:43.30 - - 23 FINA/Hosa Marathon Swim World Series 2018 CAN CAN *26/07/2018
  • 10 Women 10km 2:06:16.40 - - 23 FINA/Hosa Marathon Swim World Series 2018 HUN HUN 16/06/2018
  • 20 Women 10km 2:09:05.53 - - 23 FINA/Hosa Marathon Swim World Series 2018 POR POR 09/06/2018
  • On 4 August 2021, she finished 11th in the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in Odaiba Marine Park.

2016 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year nomination

Samantha Arévalo lined up in Copacabana Beach against the veterans from powerhouse open water swimming nations like the Netherlands, Italy, Brazil, USA, Germany Russia, Australia and Great Britain. The 22-year-old from Ecuador trains at 2,400 meters (7,874 feet) altitude in Cuenca, high up in the Andes Mountain, far away from her competitors. But she proved herself at the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the Rio Olympics when she came down to sea level, placing ninth overall. Like her male teammates of Team Ecuador at the highest echelon of 10 km marathon swimming, Arévalo is fast enough, savvy enough and confident enough to compete with the world's best. For representing her country of 15.2 million people very well on the Olympic stage, for being competitive enough to place within 36 seconds of an Olympic medal in a nearly 2-hour race, for being an eloquent, soft-spoken ambassador of the sport in a country not normally seen as a swimming hotbed, Samantha Arévalo Salinas is a worthy nominee for the 2016 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.

Videos

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

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 Arévalo (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)

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

2016 Rio Olympic Games Marathon Swim Coverage

2020 Tokyo Olympic Games Marathon Swim Coverage

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