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Stephanie Horner comes within five seconds of podium at FINA World Series open water event

ROBERVAL, Que. – Three-time Olympian Stephanie Horner of Beaconsfield, Que., placed fourth this past weekend in the women’s 10 kilometre event missing the podium by only five seconds at a FINA World Series open water competition.

Rachele Bruni of Italy won the race in two hour and three minutes and 56.4 seconds. Anna Olasz of Hungary was second in 2:04:00.3 and Caroline Jouisse of France was third at 2:04:03.2.

Horner clocked 2:04:08.8 and Kenna Smallegange of Burlington, Ont., was fifth at 2:05:47.4.

In the men’s 10 kilometre, Kristof Rasovssky of Hungary was the winner in 1:53:28.80, Fares Zitouni of France was second in 1:53:41.30 and Dario Verani of Italy third in 1:53:44.59.

Nicolas Masse-Savard of Montreal notched his best international result since 2016 placing sixth in 1:54:20.11 and Samuel Matte of Quebec City followed about 28 seconds later.

‘’I felt great throughout the race,’’ said Masse-Savard. ‘’I had a lot of energy even at the end. I made some errors in the last 500 metres that cost me a higher placing. I know what I need to work on from here to the 2020 Olympic Games trials.’’

Next week the famous Traversee internationale du Lac-St-Jean 32 kilometre race will be held.

Full results: Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean