The deadline to submit the names of athletes for the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain has passed, meaning that it’s now a matter of announcement for the final few countries who have yet to announce their rosters. That includes the Italians, who went live with their 29 athletes for the World Championships on Monday.
The headliner is and continues to be World Record holder Federica Pellegrini, though her story will be a bit different this year, as she’s given up her mid-distance freestyles for the season to focus on backstroke.
The men’s roster is largely intact, though they’ll be without Michelle Santucci and Andrea Rolla, two of the five members who participated in the 7th place finish at the Olympics.
The women’s roster sees more of a shakeup. With Pellegrini sucking up the top backstroke spots, neither Elenga Gemo or Arianna Barbieri will swim in Barcelona. Barbieri is the National Record holder who qualified for the semi-finals of the 100 back in London, and was the 2012 European silver medalist in the event.
The Italian women could still have a very good medley relay, with Pellegrini, butterflier Ilaria Bianchi, breaststroker Michela Guzzetti, and sprinter Erika Ferraioli.
See the full roster below.
Marco Belotti (CC Aniene)
Piero Codia (CC Aniene)
Gabriele Detti (Esercito / Team Lombardia MGM)
Alex Di Giorgio (CC Aniene)
Mirco Di Tora (Fiamme Oro / Azzurra 91)
Luca Dotto (Forestale / Larus Nuoto)
Luca Leonardi (Fiamme Oro)
Damiano Lestingi (CC Aniene)
Filippo Magnini (Team Lombardia MGM)
Luca Marin (CC Aniene)
Marco Orsi (Fiamme Oro / Uisp Bologna)
Gregorio Paltrinieri (Fiamme Oro / Coopernuoto)
Francesco Pavone (Esercito / Andrea Doria)
Mattia Pesce (Fiamme Oro / Forum SC)
Samuel Pizzetti (Carabinieri / Nuotatori Milanesi)
Matteo Rivolta (Team Insubrika Creval)
Fabio Scozzoli (Esercito / Imolanuoto)
Federico Turrini (Esercito / Nuoto Livorno)
Ilaria Bianchi (Fiamme Oro / Azzurra 91)
Diletta Carli (Tirrenica Nuoto)
Martina Rita Caramignoli (Aurelia Nuoto)
Martina De Memme (Esercito / Nuoto Livorno)
Silvia Di Pietro (Forestale / CC Aniene)
Erika Ferraioli (Esercito)
Lisa Fissneider (Bolzano Nuoto)
Michela Guzzetti (Esercito / Aqvasport Rane Rosse)
Alice Mizzau (Fiamme Gialle / Plain Team Veneto)
Federica Pellegrini (CC Aniene)
Stefania Pirozzi (Fiamme Oro / CC Napoli)