2023 ITALIAN OPEN LONG COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Tuesday, November 28th – Thursday, November 30th
- Riccione, Italy
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Alberto Razzetti produced his second national record while competing at the 2023 Italian Open Long Course Championships.
After already nailing a new lifetime best and Italian standard of 1:56.21 in the men’s 200m IM, the 24-year-old doubled up with a new mark of 4:09.29 in the 400m IM.
The previous Italian national record stood at the 4:09.88 Luca Marin put on the books at these same championships 16 years ago.
Entering this competition, Razzetti’s lifetime best in the longer IM rested at the 4:09.91 put up in the heats of the event at the 2020 Olympic Games. There in Tokyo, the Italian wound up slower in the final, ultimately touching in 4:11.32 for 8th place.
Tonight, Razzetti wasted no time getting ahead of the field, rushing to an opening half of 2:00.71. He was ahead of the national record by more than a second with 100m remaining in the race and his 4:09.29 hacked over half a second when all was said and done.
His time easily cleared the 4:11 set by the Italian Swimming Federation as the qualification benchmark for the 2024 Olympic Games, adding this to his already-qualified 200m IM event. He has also already qualified in both races for the 2024 World Championships.
Razzetti now ranks #1 in the world this season and represents just one of two swimmers who have been sub-4:10 thus far.