Italian Men Set National Record In 4×50 Medley Relay

2018 FINA SHORT COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Tuesday, December 11th – Sunday, December 16th
  • Hangzhou, China
  • Tennis Centre, Hangzhou Olympic & International Expo Center
  • SCM (25m)
  • Prelims: 9:30 am local, 8:30 pm ET / Finals: 7:00 pm* local, 6:00* am ET
  • *The final night of finals will be one hour earlier, starting at 6:00 pm local and 5:00 am ET
  • Live Results (Omega)

The Italian foursome of Simone SabbioniFabio ScozzoliMarco Orsi and Santo Condorelli took down their National Record in the final of the men’s 4×50 medley relay, clocking a time of 1:31.54 to surpass their 1:31.91 from the 2017 European Championships.

Sabbioni (23.40) and Scozzoli (25.51) were both a little slower than they were on that relay last year, but Orsi (22.23) and Condorelli (20.40) both made up ground on the splits from Piero Codia and Luca Dotto to get them comfortably under the record.

Check out a split comparison between the two teams below:

Italy, 2017 Euros Italy, 2018 SC Worlds
Sabbioni – 23.14 Sabbioni – 23.40
Scozzoli – 25.45 Scozzoli – 25.51
Codia – 22.71 Orsi – 22.23
Dotto – 20.60 Condorelli – 20.40
1:31.91 1:31.54

The Russian men won the gold in a time of 1:30.54, one-tenth off their world record which was also set at those 2017 Euros, and the U.S. took silver in a new American Record of 1:30.90. The Brazilian team were faster than Italy over the first three legs, but Condorelli made up over six-tenths on Cesar Cielo (21.02) to nearly run them down for bronze. They ended up finishing five one-hundredths clear of the Italians in 1:31.49.

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James Sutherland

James formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

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