Condorelli Appears Twice On Day 1 Prelims In Madrid


Day 1 Prelims Highlights

On the heels of Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers’ sub-48 second 100m freestyle at the NSW Championships running concurrently to this Madrid meet, Italian Luca Dotto led the charge this morning in Spain with a time of 49.62. The 28-year-old racing mainstay clocked the only time of the morning under the 50-second threshold, but there was a furious wave of a 3-way tie behind him.

Touching the wall in the exact same time of 50.15 were Moritz Berg Eischeid of Spain, Evgeny Rylov of Russia and Santo Condorelli of Italy. The trio will all flank Dotto in tonight’s final to try to chase down the veteran.

Russia’s Svetlana Chimrova took the women’s top time in the 200m fly in 2:12.69, while Czech swimmer Barbora Seemanova made things happen in the women’s 200m free. Seemanova punched the clock in a solid effort of 1:58.29 to claim the top seed in the 3rd fastest time of her career. Her time tonight was just .04 off of the 1:58.25 that garnered the 18-year-old the bronze medal at last year’s Youth Olympic Games.

Italy’s Andrea Vergani denied Condorelli the top seed in the men’s 50m fly, with the former taking the top time in 24.12 to the latter’s 24.19.

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mike in dallas
1 year ago

After his move to the Italian Swim Fed., it will be interesting to see how SANTO CONDORELLI is progressing.
Whether this was ultimately a good more or not, I assume, won’t be fully known until Tokyo 2020, but TODAY
the 100 m. free ought to be a good test run, da vero?

mike in dallas
Reply to  mike in dallas
1 year ago

49.76 for his final in 100 m. free at Madrid Open – a very decent time, esp. for him and Italy, but it will take a lot more improvement before he’s ready for the finals in Tokyo 2020.

Justin Thompson
1 year ago

Santo “I’ll represent any country that will have me” Condorelli 🇮🇹🇺🇲🇨🇦

bear drinks beer
1 year ago

Very decent in-season time of 48.8 for Rylov the backstroker in 100 free.

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