2019 FINA WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
- All sports: Friday, July 12 – Sunday, July 28, 2019
- Pool swimming: Sunday, July 21 – Sunday, July 28, 2019
- The Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center, Gwangju, Korea
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- Competition Schedule
- FinaTV Live Stream
- Entry Lists
Italy has confirmed the rapid improvement of the national swim program over the last two years at the 2019 FINA World Championships. Their 8 medals were the most that Italy has ever earned in that meet, and they also set 14 new National Records. This follows a 2018 European Championship meet where they also set an all-time best for medals. The country has now set Italian Records in 29 long course events since 2016, leaving just 14 older than that.
Here’s a comparison with past World Championships:
ITALY’S ALL-TIME SWIMMING MEDALS
- Simona Quadarella 1500 m free – 15:40.89 National Record
- Gregorio Paltrinieri 800 m free – 7:39.27 European Record
- Federica Pellegrini 200 m free 1:54.22
Simona Quadarella won three gold medals at the European Championships in Glasgow last year, 400/800/1500 m free. This year in Gwangju brings home a gold and a silver medal.
Federica Pellegrini, at the age of 31, managed to continued her unprecedented longevity in the 200 free and got on the podium of a World Championship for the 8th time in 8 editions.
Gregorio Paltrinieri, after winning the silver in the 4x1250m mixed relay in the open water, won a gold and a bronze medal in the pool.
- Simona Quadarella 800 M free – 8.14.99 National Record
- Benedetta Pilato 50 m breast – 30.00 (National Record in prelims 29.98)
Benedetta Pilato became the youngest Italian female in history to win a medal in an international competition. She won silver in the 50 breaststroke at 14-years old in the first international final of her life.
- Gabriele Detti 400 m free 3.43.23 National Record
- Martina Carraro 100 m breast 1.06.36 National Record
- Gregorio Paltrinieri 1500 m free – 14:38.75
NEW NATIONAL RECORDS
- Gabriele Detti 400 m free 3.43.23
- 4×100 m free relay man (Santo Condorelli, Manuel Frigo, Luca Dotto, Alessandro Miressi ) 3.11.39
- Elena Di Liddo, 100 m fly, 57.04
- Martina Carraro ,100 m breast, 1.06.36
- Filippo Megli, 200 m free, 1.45.67
- Simona Quadarella, 1500 m free, 15.40.89
- Fabio Scozzoli, 50 m breast, 26.70
- medley 4×100 m IM relay (Simone Sabbioni, Fabio Scozzoli, Elena Di Liddo, Federica Pellegrini ) 3.43.27
- Gregorio Paltrinieri 800 m free 7.39.27 RI / RE
- Federico Burdisso 200 m fly 1.54.39 RI
- men’s 4X200 m free ( Filippo Megli, Gabriele Detti, Stefano Ballo, Stefano Di Cola ) 7.02.01
- Benedetta Pilato, 50 m breast 29.98
- Simona Quadarella 800 m free 8.14.99 RI
- Women’s 4X100 medley relay ( Margherita Panziera, Martina Carraro, Elena Di Liddo, Federica Pellegrini) 3:56.50