Italy’s Nicolo Martinenghi Takes WJR Under 27 With 26.97 in 50 Breast

2017 Italian Championships

  • Tuesday, April 4 – Friday, April 8, 2017
  • Riccione, Italy
  • Live Results

Italy’s rising breaststroker Nicolo Martinenghi kicked off the 2017 Italian Championships in style, busting his own junior world record in the 50 breaststroke with a 26.97.

Martinenghi popped that swim in prelims of the 50 breast, qualifying first by half a second and breaking all the records. That included the Italian record, his own Italian junior record, European junior record and even world junior record. Martinenghi will have another shot to lower all those records tonight in the final.

Born in 1999, Martinenghi is still eligible to break junior world records through the end of this calendar year. (FINA’s system is based off of the calendar year rather than specific birthdays, meaning any swimmer who turns 19 at any point his year would be ineligible to break junior world records all year. But Martinenghi won’t turn 19 until 2018, giving him this year to continue lowering the record.)

Martinenghi last broke the junior world record at this very meet last year. His 27.32 at the time held up as the under-18 world record, and now he’s taken three more tenths off it. He also broke his own Italian junior record and took over the overall Italian record for swimmers of any age. That erased a 27.06 set by Andrea Toniato at the World University Games in the summer of 2015. Toniato was second in prelims this morning at 27.55.

His time also ranks #2 worldwide for the season. Only Martinenghi and world record-holder Adam Peaty have broken 27 this season.

2016-2017 LCM Men 50 Breast

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7 years ago

GW’s Andrea Bolognesi gonna steal that record this summer

Reply to  swimmeroo
7 years ago

who?that is a yard kid..

7 years ago

They’re coming for you Peaty

Coach J
7 years ago

Gabriel Detti

Coach J
7 years ago

Details Italian record 400m freestyle 3:43.36

7 years ago

In the final he wins in 27.09.
Another monster performance is Detti’s 400 free, he wins with the new italian record and best textile european ever 3.43.36.

7 years ago

3.43.36, NR for Gabriele Detti, to win the 400 free final
27.09 for Martinenghi in the 50 breast fina,l with Scozzoli less than 3 tenths behind.
Good depth in the men’s 100 free final, but in particular new faces: Luca Dotto winner in 48.66, Ivano Vendrame (born in 1997) second in 48.68 northeless a physical trouble, Alessandro Miressi (born in 1998) third in 48.71, Filippo Magnini fourth in 48.85.
And Izzo (1998) winner in the B final in 49.39.
Also considering two 2001 extremely promising like Ceccon and Burdisso, the future of Italian swimming could be bright.

bobo gigi
Reply to  nuotofan
7 years ago

Martinenghi’s race video. 26.97. 50 breast

bobo gigi
Reply to  bobo gigi
7 years ago

Detti’s race video. 3.43.36. 400 free

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