2019 LEN EUROPEAN SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, December 4th – Sunday, December 8th
- Tollcross International Swimming Centre, Glasgow, Scotland
- Entry List
- Competition Schedule
- Results Documents
- Live Video – LEN TV
The Italian team sent a huge roster of 41 swimmers tothis year’s European Swimming Championships in short course meters, and they had a record-setting result, in more ways than one.
Their 20 medals were the most that Italy has ever scored in that meet, and they added National Records in 12 events. Their previous best medal output was 18, at the 2010 European Championships, which included 4 gold, 7 silver, and 7 bronze medals.
At the 2017 Copenhagen short course championship, Italy had 5 gold, 7 silver, and 5 bronze medals – a mark that they improved by 3 medals two years later.
14-year old rising star Benedetta Pilato followed up a silver at the 2019 FINA World Championships in Gwangju last summer, has collected gold in the 50 breast with a new National Record, projecting herself as one of the most interesting novelties of the swimming scene.
The Italian national team scored a total of 20 medals: 6 gold, 7 silver and 7 bronze medals.
- Benedetta Pilato 50 m breast 29.32 National Record
- Simona Quadarella 800 m free 8:10.30
- Margherita Panziera 200 m back 2:01.45 National Record
- Gregorio Paltrinieri 1500 m free 14:17.14
- Martina Carraro 100 m breast 1:04.51
- Simona Quadarella 400 m free 3’59″75
- Martina Carraro 50 m breast 29.60
- Ilaria Bianchi 200 m fly 2:04.20 National Record
- Arianna Castiglioni 100 m breast 1:05.01
- Federica Pellegrini 200 m free 1:52.88
- Alessandro Miressi 100 m free 45.90 National Record
- Elena Di Liddo 100 m fly 56.37
- Women’s 4×50 medley relay 1:44.92 National Record
Silvia Scalia 26″60, Benedetta Pilato 29″18, Elena Di Liddo 25″02 e Silvia Di Pietro 24″12
- Ilaria Cusinato 400 m IM 4:29.13
- Gabriele Detti 400 m free 3:38.06
- Fabio Scozzoli 50 m breast 25.84
- men’s 4x50m free relay 1:24.50 – Federico Bocchia 21″41, Marco Orsi 21″13, Giovanni Izzo 21″32, Alessandro Miressi 20″64
- Martina Rita Caramignoli 800 m free 8:12.36
- Fabio Scozzoli 100m breast 56.55
- Martina Carraro 200 m breast 2:19.68 National Record
“We are proud to have achieved these results. These are the result of the work of the athletes, the professionalism of the technicians and the synergies created with the teams and the federal planning. These results follow the positive trend of the national team, which has been going on for many years. Now the athletes are expected by the winter Nationals through which they can already begin to qualify for the Olympic Games. The season in the long course will be difficult until the Tokyo Games and full of important events such as the Spring Nationals, the European championships and the Settecolli Trophy. Good luck to you all”.