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OPEN WATER SWIMMING | Camilleri and Demicoli closer to Garmin BSJ Open Water Swimming Championship crown

16th Aug 2020

In: Swimming Post By: Maria

The Garmin BSJ Open Water Swimming Championship today held the last of the four two kilometre swims. The last race of the Championship will be the 4km race scheduled to take place on Wednesday 19th August. 

2020 OWS 4

Sunday’s race saw Andre Camilleri and Sarah Demicoli reign supreme, finishing first in their respective categories. Demicoli was the second swimmer out of the water behind Camilleri.  Stefan Debono Grech and Bernard Sant exited behind them to retain their second and third place on the Males’ podium. The females’ podium was completed by Kelsey Borg and Leah Satariano, who was just three seconds away from Borg.

2020 Andre Camilleri

Andre Camilleri first finisher 

2020 Sarah Demicoli

Sarah Demicoli - second out of the water and first female

2020 OWS 4 - Males

MALES PODIUM (Left to Right) - Stefano Debono Grech (2nd), Andre Camilleri (1st), Bernard Sant (3rd)

2020 OWS 4 - Females

 

FEMALES PODIUM (Left to Right) - Kelsey Borg (2nd), Sarah Demicoli (1st), Leah Satariano (3rd)

As things stand, Camilleri and Demicoli are just one race away before they could potentially seal the titles for the 2020 Championship. Camilleri, who won the Under14 title back in 2015,  is vying for his first overall open water title. Behind him in second place is Stefano Debono Grech followed by the young Luca Vella.   Meanwhile, Demicoli is aiming to collect her sixth championship title.  Kelsey Borg, who currently stands in second place, has made quite a name for herself, having taken part in these championships for the first time.  Borg managed to finish fourth in the first race however she upped her game to finish in second place in all subsequent races.  Whilst Martina Micallef hangs on to third place, only twenty eight seconds separate her from Leah Satariano, so the final race of the Championship will prove challenging for both.

The Garmin BSJ Open Water Championships are sponsored by Garmin Malta and supported by proteinmalta.com.

Registration for the final race of the championship can be done online via the Club’s website - https://bkarastjoseph.com/. The 4km Race will also serve as the final qualifying point for the forthcoming Malta-Gozo-Malta and Gozo-Malta Swimming Competitions. Race will start at 5pm on Wednesday 19th August.

Garmin BSJ Open Water Championships Race 4 Results

 

 

Males

Females

1st

Andre Camilleri (24:50)

Sarah Demicoli (26:44)

2nd

Stefano Debono Grech (27:09)

Kelsey Borg (28:25)

3rd

Bernard Sant (27:16)

Leah Satariano (28:28)