Bulgaria's Petar Stoychev Wins Swimming Marathon Gold

Sports | August 2, 2010, Monday // 12:23|  views

In 2007 Petar Stoychev broke the record for swimming the English Channel and was awarded the "Bulgarian Athlete of the Year" award by President Georgi Parvanov. Photo by BGNES.

Bulgarian best swimmer Peter Stoychev won the Swimming Marathon World Cup for the 32-km swim in Roberval, Canada.

Stoychev swam the stretch for 6.40:22 h, leaving Canadian Simon Tobin second at 6.43:37 h and Argentinian Damian Blaun third at 7.07:35.

“It is was a hard race with great competition so I am very happy to win,” said Stoychev. He extended warm thanks for the support of the Bulgarian community in Canada.

End of July Stoychev won the bronze medal in the 25-km swim for the World Open Water Swimming Championships, again in Roberval, Canada. Most of the athletes participating in the World Championships stayed on for the World Cup and that made it a very hard race, explained Stoychev.

Four more contests are coming in the marathon swim World Cup.

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