2019 FINA WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
- All sports: Friday, July 12 – Sunday, July 28, 2019
- Pool swimming: Sunday, July 21 – Sunday, July 28, 2019
- The Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center, Gwangju, Korea
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The Italian men fought their way to a fourth-place finish in the final of the men’s 400 free relay on the opening night in Gwangju, breaking their National Record in a time of 3:11.39.
Going leg-by-leg, the main difference between the two teams was that they had all three of their swimmers with a takeover split under 48 this year, with Frigo’s 47.29 the fastest.
|Italy, 2008 Olympic Games||Italy, 2019 World Championships|
|Calvi – 48.49||Condorelli – 48.72|
|Galenda – 47.49||Frigo – 47.29|
|Belotti – 48.23||Dotto – 47.81|
|Magnini – 47.27||Miressi – 47.57|
After Condorelli put them eighth after the lead-off, Frigo moved them up into fourth and then Dotto had them third at the final exchange. On the anchor leg, it was current world #1 Kyle Chalmers who overtook Miressi to help Australia win bronze in 3:11.22, splitting 47.06.
The U.S. men won in a new Championship Record of 3:09.06, highlighted by a 46.86 leg from Zach Apple, and Russia won silver in 3:09.97.