2018 ITALIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
- April 10-14, 2018
- Stadio del Nuoto – Riccione (ITA)
- Long Course (50 meters)
- Start List
Italian distance star Gregorio Paltrinieri dominated the 800 free at the Italian National Championships tonight, swimming a time of 7:45.53. That was over twelve seconds ahead of 2nd place Domenico Acerenza (7:57.60). Johannes Calloni, who swims for Stanford University in the States, was third in 7:59.80.
Paltrinieri is the fourth man to break 7:50 in this event during the 2017-18 season (which began last fall), and he knocks Sun Yang off the top of the rankings.
Margherita Panziera, leading off Fiamme Oro Roma’s 4×100 medley relay, broke a minute in the 100 back, becoming the first woman to do so in Italian history. Her 59.96 erases Elena Gemo’s 1:00.22 record from the book.
In the women’s 200 IM, Ilaria Cusinato had a stellar race, scaring the Italian national record. Her time of 2:11.26 was just one hundredth off of the Italian record, set in 2009 by Alessia Filippi during the suit era.
Thomas Ceccon was back for another Italian junior record in the men’s 200 IM. The 17-year-old, who already set an Italian junior record in the 100 back earlier this week, clocked a 2:00.43 to break Alberto Razzetti‘s old mark of 2:01.05. Razzetti was third in the race tonight with a 2:01.08, with Federico Turrini in for 2nd (2:00.93).
Federica Pellegrini grabbed a win in the 100 free, posting a 54.42 to touch nearly a full second ahead of Erika Ferraioli (55.33). In the men’s race Alessandro Miressi went 48.36 to break a 2009 meet record, with Luca Dotto not far behind (48.56). Ivano Vendrame was also under 49 (48.98).
In the women’s 1500, Simona Quadarella added to her win tally with a 15:57.66, which is her 2nd-best time ever and her third time breaking 16:00. She now ranks 2nd in the world this season.
GS Fiamme Oro Roma won the men’s 4×100 medley relay in 3:35.04, getting a stellar 50.85 fly split from Matteo Rivolta and a 48.05 anchor leg from the 100 free winner Miressi. In the women’s 4×100 medley relay, Fiamme Oro Roma won in 4:02.12, boosted by Panziera’s Italian record lead off.