Alberto Razzetti Breaks Italian Record in 200 Fly for the 2nd Straight Week

2021 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE – SEASON 3, MATCH 9

Alberto Razzetti picked up his 4th individual win of the 2021 ISL season on Friday, topping the men’s 200 fly in 1:51.15. In the process, he beat out Energy Standard’s Chad le Clos, who swam 1:51.33 for 2nd place.

Splits Comparison:

Burdisso, March Record Razzetti, September 17 Record Razzetti, New Record
24.83 24.98 24.96
28.62 (53.45) 28.31 (53.29) 28.36 (53.32)
28.96 (1:22.41) 28.34 (1:21.63) 28.42 (1:21.74)
29.57 (1:51.98) 29.57 (1:51.20) 29.41 (1:51.15)

With Razzetti swimming for the Toronto Titans, and not the home country Aqua Centurions like most of his Italian teammates, this is his last match of the 2021 season in front of the home crowd. The Titans will next be in action in the Playoff round, which will begin in November in the Netherlands.

The victory over Le Clos is a big confidence booster – the South African swimmer’s 1:48.57 in season 2’s finale was the fastest in the ISL that year, though he hasn’t been as sharp this season. He won 8 out of 10 200 butterfly races through the first two seasons of the ISL, but this year has only 1 win in 4 starts in the event.

In addition to his double 200 fly records, Razzetti also broke the Italian Record in the 400 IM earlier this season on September 10th, which was the oldest Italian Records on the book. On Thursday of this week, he missed the Italian Record in the 200 IM by just a tenth of a second.

Final Match 9 Standings:

  • Energy Standard – 568
  • London Roar – 457.5
  • Toronto Titans – 380.5
  • DC Trident – 357

 

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