Gabriele Detti Bows Out of 400 Free Final at Italian Nationals

2018 ITALIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Gabriele Detti raced the 400 free in prelims, but elected not to race it at finals, citing a shoulder injury that has been plaguing him.

In an interview with SwimSwam Italia, Detti said, “I want to be in Glasgow [for the 2018 European Championships]. I am confident and I think I can get back into shape soon. We will then evaluate which races to take, but the important thing is to be there. In the end I have lived with this pain for seven years. I prefer to live with it as I did in the last two years. This morning I made the 400 just to see how my condition was and I gave my best. After the 200 meters I did not give up, but the pain was present.”

Detti was 3:47.07 in prelims. In finals, it was Domenico Acerenza for the win in 3:46.27, ahead of Filippo Megli (3:50.23) and Gregorio Paltrinieri (3:50.86).

Simona Quadarella was impressive in the women’s 800 free, the only finisher under 8:30. The 19-year-old’s time of 8:25.82 ties her for 8th in the world this year.

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In the men’s 200 fly, an Italian junior record was broken. Federico Burdisso, born in 2001, swam a time of 1:57.23 to win the race and set a new Italian junior mark.

Andrea Vergani topped the field in the 50 free, posting a 21.70, well ahead of 2nd place Luca Dotto (22.06).

Other Winners

  • Ilaria Cusinato was 4:37.14 to win the women’s 400 IM by over two seconds.
  • In the men’s 50 back, Simone Sabbioni posted a 25.17 for the win.
  • Arianna Castiglioni swam a 1:06.91 to win the women’s 100 breast.
  • Centro Sportivo Esercito won the women’s 4×100 free relay, getting a 54.34 anchor from Erika Ferraioli. 2nd place C. Canottieri Aniene was just behind, with Federica Pellegrini splitting a 53.56.

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About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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