Anna AND Francesc Godoy disputed the mythical Nadal Cup that is held every Christmas in Barcelona, where Anna managed to win in the Women's category and Francesc finished in second position.
The Catalan Dani Serra has prevailed for the eighth time in the Nadal Cup, the oldest swimming event in Spain and which this 2011 celebrated its 102nd edition.
Serra thus becomes the swimmer who has inscribed his name the most times in the race's record, breaking the tie at seven he had with David Royo. Francesc Godoy and Jordi Montseny have completed the men's podium, and Anna Godoy it has been imposed in the female category.
With a lot of atmosphere in the Portal de la Pau in Barcelona, located at the mouth of the popular Ramblas, and the waters of the port at 15,5ºC, the 102nd edition of the Nadal Swimming Cup has begun, the oldest test in Spain and which for the first time since 1908 has advanced its start at eleven o'clock in the morning. A total of 396 brave men have braved the winter cold to swim the 200 meters that separate the Maremagnum with the Golondrinas docking pier.
After playing the first series, reserved for minors and masters, the highlight of the morning has arrived with the dispute of the two sleeves for the absolute female and male categories. In the first, a clear triumph for the CN Barcelona triathlete, Anna Godoy. A few minutes later, the most anticipated series, which grouped the absolute men and which has had the presence of numerous specialists and some peculiar groups, case of the Tsukuba water polo club, which is conducting a training stage with CN Sant Andreu.
The race has been resolved in a close duel between Dani Serra and Francesc Godoy, finally decided in favor of the former, who has signed a mark of 2'16 ″ 50. Serra conquers, with this, his eighth Nadal Cup, breaking the tie to seven wins that he had with his former training partner David Royo, for two seasons. Jordi Montseny, CE Mediterrani swimmer, has completed the podium.