Alessandro Miressi Breaks Italian Record in Men’s 100 FR for a 3rd Time – 47.45

2021 LEN EUROPEAN AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Incredibly, Italian star Alessandro Miressi broke the Italian Record in the men’s LCM 100 freestyle for the 3rd time at these European Championships tonight. Miressi took 2nd in tonight’s final, touching 2nd behind Russia’s Kliment Kolesnikov. Miressi’s time of 47.45 marked another 0.08-second improvement over the course of this meet. He entered the Championships with a personal best of 47.92, which had stood as the Italian Record in the event since August 2018.

Along with Kolesnikov, Miressi’s time was also under the Championship Record of 47.50, which was set by Alain Bernard in 2008. The swim makes Miressi the #2 performer in the world this year, behind only Kolesnikov, whose season best comes in at 47.31 from the Russia National Championships in April.

Here is a breakdown of Miressi’s 3 Italian Record-breaking swims from the meet.

SPLIT MIRESSI RELAY LEAD-OFF  MIRESSI SEMIFINALS MIRESSI FINALS
1st 50 22.95 22.73 22.70
2nd 50 24.79 24.80 24.75
Final Time 47.74 47.53 47.45

Nandor Nemeth took down the Hungarian Record in the 100 free final tonight as well, touching 4th with a 47.84. Similarly, 16-year-old Romanian rising star David Popovici clocked another personal best and ROU Record, hitting the wall 6th with a 48.08.

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