Now that the Italian Olympic roster has officially been announced, follow the swimmers on Instagram and Twitter. Below are the usernames for each athlete.
One athlete to highlight is Gregorio Paltrinieri. Paltrinieri was the 2016 Olympic Champion in the 1500, and holds the #1 time in the world this year in the men’s 800 free as well as the #2 time in the 1500. Northwestern University swimmer Federico Burdisso holds the #2 time in the world this year in the men’s 200 butterfly respectively.
At the 2016 Rio Games, Italy earned one gold, one silver, and two bronze medals. The total of four medals earned the nation 9th place on the final swimming medal table.