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