4 Men Punch Rio Tickets On Day 1 Of Italian Championships

2016 ITALIAN SPRING 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
  • Championship Central

Luca Dotto, Simone Sabbioni and Gabriele Detti all officially added their names to Italy’s Olympic roster on opening night, with Gregorio Paltrinieri hitting a qualifying time as well.

Paltrinieri was already selected for the team based on his individual medal-winning performance at the 2015 World Championships.

We’ve got the full selection procedures for all three major international meets below, plus the qualifiers for Rio as of day 1.

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:

Day 1 qualifiers:

  • Simone Sabbioni (men’s 100 back)
  • Gregorio Paltrinieri (men’s 1500 free)
  • Gabriele Detti (men’s 1500 free)
  • Luca Dotto (men’s 100 free)

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:

  • 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)

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

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LOL

The european junior times are far too fast. They won’t have a team if they stick to those times.

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