CUNHA Ana Marcela

23 Mar 1992
29
Female
SALVADOR
 
Brazil
RIO DE JANEIRO
 
Brazil

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
OWS Marathon Swimming Women's 10km 1 Gold Medal

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Odaiba Marine Park
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

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MARATHON SWIMMING

Olympic Games
YearLocation10km
2016Rio de Janeiro, BRA10
2008Beijing, CHN5

World Championships
YearLocation5km10km25km5km - TTT X5km - TR X
2019Gwangju, KOR151-4
2017Budapest, HUN331-6
2015Kazan, RUS-312-
2013Barcelona, ESP325--
2011Shanghai, CHN7111--
2009Rome, ITA-22---
2007Melbourne, VIC, AUS-26---

World Open Water Championships
YearLocation5km10km
2010Roberval, QC, CAN36
2008Seville, ESP-10

Pan American Games
YearLocation10km
2019Lima, PER1

Pan Pacific Championships
YearLocation10km
2018Tokyo, JPN3

World Series overview - Three best ranks per season and event since 2017
Year10km
20211 x 1st
20201 x 2nd
20195 x 1st, 2 x 2nd
20182 x 1st, 1 x 2nd, 2 x 3rd
20172 x 1st, 2 x 2nd, 2 x 5th

World Series - Ten best performances since 2017
RankYearEventLocation
1202110kmDoha, QAT
1201910kmNantou, TPE
1201910kmOhrid, MKD
1201910kmBalatonfured, HUN
1201910kmSetubal, POR
1201910kmDoha, QAT
1201810kmLac St. Jean, QC, CAN
1201810kmBalatonfured, HUN
1201710kmQiandaohu, CHN
1201710kmLac-Megantic, QC, CAN


Legend
X - Mixed, DNF - Did Not Finish, DNS - Did Not Start, DSQ - Disqualified, TR - Team Relay, TTT - Team Time Trial

SWIMMING

Pan American Games
YearLocation800Free1500Free
2019Lima, PER7th (8:48.33)7th (16:39.83)


Legend
Free - Freestyle, Back - Backstroke, Breast - Breaststroke, Fly - Butterfly, IndMed - Individual Medley, SF - Semifinal, H - Heats, DNS - Did Not Start, M - Men, W - Women, X - Mixed, DSQ - Disqualified, [Relay athlete without time] - Did not swim in final
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Athlete, Serves in the Navy
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Physical Education - University of Santa Cecilia [Unisanta], Brazil
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Partner Diana Abla
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English, Portuguese
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Universidade Santa Cecilia [Unisanta] [Santos, BRA]
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Fernando Possenti [personal], from 2017
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Her partner Diana Abla has represented Brazil in water polo international competitions. (globoesporte.globo.com, 15 Aug 2019)
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She began swimming at age two, and got involved in open water swimming at age eight. (tokyo2020.org, 21 May 2020)
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"I always liked swimming outdoors - in rivers, at the beach. I always loved it." (tokyo2020.org, 21 May 2020)
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To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Go Outside YouTube channel, 17 Jun 2019)
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Brazilian Formula One driver Ayrton Senna. (bandnewsfm.com.br, 21 May 2019)
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Before major international competitions she likes to get a new hairstyle. (tokyo2020.org, 21 May 2020; uol.com.br, 26 Mar 2016)
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"When you have clear goals, it is easier to train and swim behind them. Therefore I believe in taking it step by step." (sesisp.org.br, 09 Sep 2014)
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In 2019 she received the Braz Cubas Honour Medal of Merit in Santos, Brazil. (anamarcela.com.br, 16 Oct 2019)

In 2019 she was named Open Water Swimmer of the Year by the Brazilian Olympic Committee [COB] for the eighth time. (olharolimpico.blogosfera.uol.com.br, 02 Nov 2019)

In 2019 she was inducted into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame [IMSHOF]. (sportv.globo.com, 27 Mar 2019)

In 2010, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019 she was named Female Open Water Swimmer of the Year by the International Swimming Federation [FINA]. (olimpiadatododia.com.br, 13 Mar 2021; tokyo2020.org, 21 May 2020; swimmingworldmagazine.com, 16 Oct 2018; fina.org, 02 Dec 2017)

She was named Female Athlete of the Year by the Brazilian Olympic Committee [COB] in 2015 and 2018. (ativo.com, 19 Dec 2018; anamarcela.com.br, 18 Dec 2015)

General Interest

General
MEDAL SEARCH
She made her Olympic debut in 2008 in Beijing but is still looking for her first medal at the Games. "I really haven't had a perfect 10km race at the Olympic Games. In 2008 I was 16 and I arrived at the Olympic Village where I saw [US basketball player] Kobe Bryant, [US swimmer] Michael Phelps, and [Brazilian swimmer] Cesar Cielo. My head was in another world. Sadly, I did not qualify in 2012. And in 2016 I had a problem during the race, but I hate giving excuses, and that was not a good day to win a medal." (olimpiadatododia.com.br, 30 Jun 2020)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
She has established the Ana Marcela Institute in Brazil to promote open water swimming. "We want to spread the sport to various parts of Brazil. Our country is huge and has an infinite number of beaches and rivers. There is no shortage of places to practise water marathon." (tokyo2020.org, 21 May 2020; bandnewsfm.com.br, 21 May 2019)

Legend
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Gold Medal
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
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