Host Nation Italy Tops Swimming Medal Table At European Championships


With two days’ worth of competition under our belts at these 2022 European Championships, the host nation of Italy reigns as the leader of the overall swimming medal table.

Having captured 5 golds, 3 silver and 1 bronze across the first two days, Italy owns a total of 9 pieces of hardware, giving them the lead over the Netherlands and Hungary.

The Dutch have hauled away 4 medals thus far, including 3 gold, while Hungary has secured 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze for 4 medals in all.

This evening in Rome, Margherita Panziera snagged gold in the women’s 200m back for Italy (2:07.13) while on-fire Thomas Ceccon clinched 50m butterfly for the host nation in 22.89.

Nicolo Martinenghi also grabbed gold for the Italians with a time of 58.26 in the men’s 100m breast, good enough to beat the field by over half a second.

To top off the night, multi-international gold medalist Simona Quadarella reigned supreme in the women’s 800m free podium with a mark of 8:20.54.

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Former Masters swimmer and coach Loretta (Retta) thrives on a non-stop but productive schedule. Nowadays, that includes having just earned her MBA while working full-time in IT while owning French 75 Boutique while also providing swimming insight for BBC.

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