3 More Men Make Italian Olympic Squad, Pellegrini Adds 100 Free on Day 2

2016 ITALIAN ASSOLUTI NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS AND OLYMPIC TRIALS

  • Dates: Tuesday, April 19 – Saturday, April 23, 2016
  • Times: prelims 9:00 am, finals 5 pm
  • Location: Riccione, Italy (GMT +1, or 6 hours ahead of N.Y., 9 ahead of L.A.)
  • Results: Available

Italy has added two more men to it’s 2016 Olympic roster on day 2 of the Italian Championships, and Federica Pellegrini became the first woman to reach the nation’s Olympic standard despite already being qualified for the Games.

All individual medalists from last summer’s World Championships are pre-selected for the Italian Olympic team, and both swimmers in that category have now hit the qualifying standards anyways. Pellegrini did so in the 100 free today, while Gregorio Paltrinieri qualified in the 1500 free yesterday.

In addition, Matteo Rivolta, Piero Codia and Federico Turrini have qualified for the team. Rivolta and Codia did it in the 100 fly, while Turrini booked his ticket through the 400 IM.

Codia’s situation is a unique one. Event winners have to hit an Italian “A” or “B” selection time. Runners-up must hit the “A” time to qualify. Codia set a new Italian record in prelims, but then faded to second in the final and missed both the A and B cuts. However, his prelims swim was an “A” time, so if Italy accepts prelim swims for their cuts, he should be in under the current rules.

It’s also worth noting that Italy improved its standing for a 4×200 free relay berth on the men’s side. That’s the only relay Italy did not qualify for the Olympics out of last summer’s World Championships. The top 12 teams from Kazan are already in, and the next 4 top times worldwide will earn berths on May 31.

Italy was in line for the #2 spot heading into this meet, and they improved their time from 7:13.77 to 7:12.60 though they still sit #2. Currently, Brazil has the top spot locked up with a 7:11.15 from the 2015 Pan Ams. China (7:16.67) and Canada (7:17.33) are the other two in line for spots.

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES

The selection priorities for the 2016 Olympics:

  1. Any individual medalists from the 2015 FINA World Championships
  2. Event winners at the Italian Championships who hit an Italian Olympic qualifying “A” or “B” time (see table below).
  3. Event runners-up at the Italian Championships who hit an Italian “A” cut time.
  4. In events where only 1 swimmer qualifies from the Italian Championships, the Federation will compare the runner-up times to those of the highest-finishing Italians at European Championships in May to allocate the 2nd spot, provided the swims are under the B standard.
  5. In events where no one qualifies at the Italian Championships, the Federation will take up to the two fastest Italians from Euros, provided both are under the B standard.
  6. If there are still spots available after Euros, the Federation will fill them with the top finishers at Sette Colli at the end of June, provided they swim under the B standard
  7. The federation will consider all of the directly qualified athletes to see if the roster can fill out its relay lineups. If not, athletes who hit a “C” standard at Italian Championships, European Championships and Sette Colli (in that priority order) will be considered for selection.
WOMEN’S STANDARDS       MEN’S STANDARDS      
Event A B C Event A B C
50 free 24.6 24.8 50 free 21.8 22.0
100 free 53.9 54.1 54.7 100 free 48.3 48.5 48.9
200 free 1.56.7 1.57.5 1.58.8 200 free 1.46.5 1.47.2 1.47.8
400 free 4.05.5 4.06.2 400 free 3.46.1 3.47.3
800 free 8.25.5 8.26.5 1500 free 14.57.0 15.00.0
100 back 59.8 1.00.0 1.00.25 100 back 53.4 53.8 54.2
200 back 2.09.0 2.09.6 200 back 1.56.8 1.57.3
100 breast 1.06.9 1.07.3 1.07.85 100 breast 59.7 1.00.1 1.00.4
200 breast 2.23.3 2.24.9 200 breast 2.09.6 2.10.0
100 fly 57.7 58.2 58.6 100 fly 51.6 51.9 52.2
200 fly 2.07.3 2.08.2 200 fly 1.55.4 1.56.0
200 IM 2.11.0 2.12.0 200 IM 1.58.2 1.58.8
400 IM 4.36.6 4.38.0 400 IM 4.13.1 4.14.8

Previous qualifiers:

Current qualifiers (day 2 events and new day 2 qualifiers are listed in bold):

  • Simone Sabbioni (men’s 100 back)
  • Gregorio Paltrinieri (men’s 1500 free)
  • Gabriele Detti (men’s 1500 free)
  • Luca Dotto (men’s 100 free)
  • Matteo Rivolta (men’s 100 fly)
  • Piero Codia (men’s 100 fly)*
  • Federico Turrini (men’s 400 IM)
  • Federica Pellegrini (women’s 100 free)

*Provided the Italian federation accepts times swum in prelims.

2016 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

The selection priorities for the European Championships in May:

  1. Event winners
  2. Any A finalists who hit the selection times in the chart below
  3. The top 4 finishers in the 100 and 200 freestyles*
    1. *One caveat: in the men’s 200 free, the top 4 will only be selected if their times add up to less than 7:15.0.
WOMEN EVENT MEN
25.1 50 free 22
54.7 100 free 48.7
1:58.3 200 free 1:47.5
4:08.2 400 free 3:48.8
8:30.0 800 free 7:53.0
16:15.0 1500 free 15:05.0
28.3 50 back 24.9
1:00.5 100 back 54.1
2:10.6 200 back 1:58.1
31.3 50 breast 27.5
1:07.9 100 breast 1:00.4
2:27.0 200 breast 2:11.0
26.3 50 fly 23.4
58.6 100 fly 52.1
2:09.5 200 fly 1:57.1
2:13.0 200 IM 1:59.4
4:41.2 400 IM 4:16.0

Current qualifiers (Day 2 events and new day 2 qualifiers are listed in bold):

  • Simone Sabbioni (men’s 100 back)
  • Alice Mizzau (women’s 400 free)
  • Gregorio Paltrinieri (men’s 1500 free)
  • Gabriele Detti (men’s 1500 free)
  • Stefania Pirozzi (women’s 200 fly)
  • Alessia Polieri (women’s 200 fly)
  • Luca Dotto (men’s 100 free)
  • Luca Leonardi (men’s 4×100 free relay)
  • Filippo Magnini (men’s 4×100 free relay)
  • Jonathan Boffa (men’s 4×100 free relay)
  • Matteo Rivolta (men’s 100 fly)
  • Piero Codia (men’s 100 fly)
  • Lisa Fissneider (women’s 200 breast)
  • Ilaria Scarcella (women’s 200 breast)
  • Federico Turrini (men’s 400 IM)
  • Luca Marin (men’s 400 IM)
  • Simona Quadarella (women’s 800 free)
  • Diletta Carli (women’s 800 free)
  • Andrea Toniato (men’s 100 breast)
  • Federica Pellegrini (women’s 100 free)
  • Erika Ferraioli (women’s 4×100 free relay)
  • Aglaia Pezzato (women’s 4×100 free relay)
  • Silvia di Pietro (women’s 4×100 free relay)

2016 JUNIOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

The top 2 eligible finishers in each event will make the Junior European Championships team if they hit the times in the chart below.

Eligible athletes must be born between 1998 and 2001 for boys and between 1999 and 2002 for girls.

GIRLS EVENT BOYS
25.8 50 free 22.8
56.2 100 free 50.6
2:01.0 200 free 1:50.7
4:15.0 400 free 3:55.3
8:41.5 800 free 8:06.0
16:46.0 1500 free 15:28.0
28.8 50 back 26.0
1:02.3 100 back 56.0
2:12.5 200 back 2:01.0
31.7 50 breast 28.3
1:09.5 100 breast 1:02.3
2:29.5 200 breast 2:14.7
27.1 50 fly 24.2
1:00.5 100 fly 54.0
2:12.0 200 fly 2:00.7
2:15.5 200 IM 2:03.3
4:48.0 400 IM 4:25.0

Current Qualifiers (day 2 qualifiers listed in bold):

Boys:

  • 50 free:
  • 100 free: Alessandro Miressi, Giovanni Izzo
  • 200 free:
  • 400 free:
  • 800 free:
  • 1500 free: —
  • 50 back:
  • 100 back: Lorenzo Mora, Lorenzo Glessi
  • 200 back:
  • 50 breast: Nicolo Martinenghi, Federico Poggio
  • 100 breast: Nicolo Martinenghi
  • 200 breast:
  • 50 fly:
  • 100 fly: —
  • 200 fly:
  • 200 IM:
  • 400 IM: —

Girls:

  • 50 free:
  • 100 free: —
  • 200 free:
  • 400 free: Giorgia Romei
  • 800 free: Georgia Romei
  • 1500 free:
  • 50 back:
  • 100 back: Sara Franceschi, Tania Quaglieri
  • 200 back:
  • 50 breast:
  • 100 breast:
  • 200 breast: Giulia Verona
  • 50 fly: —
  • 100 fly:
  • 200 fly: Ilaria Cusinato
  • 200 IM:
  • 400 IM:

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Tom from Chicago
6 years ago

Looking forward to Pelligrini in the 200 and Paltrinieri vs Ryan Cochran in the 1,500.

Stephen
Reply to  Tom from Chicago
6 years ago

Is that for Silver??? or you have never heard of Mack Horton

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Stephen
6 years ago

They never heard also of Conor Jaeger …..

luigi
Reply to  Tom from Chicago
6 years ago

well in all honesty he also forgot Sun Yang

BayArea Swim
Reply to  Tom from Chicago
6 years ago

Tom, you forgot a whole host of swimmers, LOL!

paolo
6 years ago

The last 15 metres in Pellegrini’s 100 free were really impressive and that’s quite promising for her main event (the 200 free)

About men’s 4×200 free, the winning time (performed by Aniene A) can be easily improved with Mitch D’Arrigo in the mix. Today D’Arrigo has swum the best leg with a 1.46.8.

SwimArg
6 years ago

I have a question.

According to the Selection Standars the priorities for the 2016 Olympics are:

3. Event runners-up at the Italian Championships who hit an Italian “A” cut time.
4. In events where only 1 swimmer qualifies from the Italian Championships, the Federation will compare the runner-up times to those of the highest-finishing Italians at European Championships in May to allocate the 2nd spot, provided the swims are under the B standard.
5- In events where no one qualifies at the Italian Championships, the Federation will take up to the two fastest Italians from Euros, provided both are under the B standard.

1. The 100 fly and 400 IM the winners (Rivolta and Turrini) got the ticket… Read more »

paolo
Reply to  SwimArg
6 years ago

Yes, I think so.

SwimArg
Reply to  Jared Anderson
6 years ago

Thank both. Yeah, we will see after Euros what will happen.

Jrsaba
Reply to  SwimArg
6 years ago

If they swim the Italian Olympic qualifying “A” time in the final they are officialy qualified.
Codia broke the italian record (51.41) on the prelims but in the finals he did 51.72 so he’s not officialy qualified.
Marin did not swim the Italian Olympic qualifying “A” time so he’s not officaly qualified
They’ll get another change at the european championship. But if nobody else hit the Italian Olympic qualifying “A” time both Codia and Marin will eventually go to the olympics anyway.

Billabong
6 years ago

She is an incredible athlete. Hopefully she finishes her career with a huge 200 free in Rio.

luigi
6 years ago

Federica went 53.78 in the 100 free. In textile, that’s a personal best by miles. She was 54.3 before this if I remind correctly.

It bodes well for her 200.

Stephen
Reply to  luigi
6 years ago

Fastest textile swim over 100m did she go faster wearing 2 LZR’s at once??

luigi
Reply to  Stephen
6 years ago

Yes she went faster with a rubber suit. 53”55 in 2009

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Jared Anderson swam for nearly twenty years. Then, Jared Anderson stopped swimming and started writing about swimming. He's not sick of swimming yet. Swimming might be sick of him, though. Jared was a YMCA and high school swimmer in northern Minnesota, and spent his college years swimming breaststroke and occasionally pretending …

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