“Winning an event in my first senior appearance at a World Cup Series is something I will not forget. It is very motivating for the future. It was great to be able to share the Group with some of my idols, like Svoboda, and I am sure they will now remember me. I felt a bit tired coming into the event and it was not even my best time. It was a great experience for me and I cannot wait for more like this.”
Despite his first place finish, Cassini failed to qualify for the Final after coming 35th in the fence.
Frenchman Jean Maxence Berrou topped the Group with 2300 points with World #1 Aleksander Lesun coming third. Britain’s revelation in Palm Springs, Joseph Evans, finished fourth overall so could once again be in the mix for medals if he does well in the combined event. Olympic Champion David Svoboda from Czech Republic struggled in the swim but will be pleased to find himself seventh.
The combined event begins at 16:00.
Full result can be found HERE