Lochte and Coughlin Included in a List of Top Swimmers Set to Compete in Bolzano

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The 18th edition of the Bolzano International is set to begin on November 8th in Bolzano, Italy. In the past the two day short course competition has included many of the most prominent names in international swimming and this year is no different.

The list of swimmers that Mattivi Christian, the events Chief, has brought to this year’s meet include Olympic gold medalists Americans Ryan Lochte and Natalie Coughlin, multiple Olympic medalist Amanda Weir, Germans Steffen and Markus Deibler, Akady Vyatchanin along with Italian stars Fabio Scozzoli, Marco Orsi, Erika Feraioli, Silvia Di Pietro and Elena Di Liddo.

“Ryan Lochte is without doubt the exceptional all-rounder par excellence in the actual international swimming scene. It is a great honor for us to have him at our swimmeeting. The fact that Natalie Coughlin comes to Bolzano for the fourth time, is a further proof that our event has a good name around the world “, says OC-chief Mattivi Christian.

Some of the athletes who have attended the competition in the past include:

Sophie Edington (Australia), Antje Buschschulte (Germany), Fabiola Molina (Brazil), Adam Mania (USA), Gerhad Zandberg (South Africa), Thomas Rupprath (Germany), Randall Bal (USA), Nick Thoman (USA), Helge Meeuw (Germany), Tara Kirk (USA), Mirna Jukic (Austria), Lorenzo Vismara (Italy), Zoa Baker (New Zealand), Anges Kovacs (Hungary), Fabio Scozzoli (Italy), Theresa Alshammer (Sweden), Christian Keller (Germany), Hanna Maria Seppälä (Finland), Federica Pellegrini (Italy), Kim Vandenberg (USA), Marleen Veldhuis (Netherlands), Ranomi Kromowidjojo (Netherlands), Milorad Cavic (Serbia), Mark Foster (Britain), Natalie Coughlin (USA), Aaron Peirsol (USA) and Markus Rogan (Austria)

2013 results can be found here.

This year’s competition will involve 750 athletes from 15 different countries battling for 15,000.00 € in prize money.

2014 psyche sheet can be found here.

The meet will also serve as a qualifier for the World Champions in Doha for many of the Italian competitors.

The schedule of the competition is:

Saturday

  • 100 freestyle
  • 50 breaststroke
  • 100 backstroke
  • 50 butterfly
  • 100 IM
  • 4 x 50 medley relay

Sunday

  • 100 butterfly
  • 50 backstroke
  • 100 breaststroke
  • 50 freestyle
  • 4 x 50 freestyle relay

A live stream of the competition can be found here.

The scoring and prize money for the meet are as follows:

Using the combined times in the following events the top swimmers will collect 150 pounds, 100 pounds for second, 70 pounds for third, 50 pounds for fourth and 40 pounds for fifth

  • 50m + 100m FREE + 100m IM W+M
  • 50m + 100m BACK + 100m IM W+M
  • 50m + 100m BREAST + 100m IM W+M
  • 50m + 100m FLY + 100m IM W+M

Team prize money will be based on a point scoring system of 9/7/6/5/4/3/2/1 for the first eight of every single age-group and double points for the relay races. The top team will receive Euro 600 / 400 / 300,00 / 200/ 100 (in case of equal scores the prize money are added together and then halved).

New meet records in individual events will received 250 Euros. The jackpot for meet records increases based on the number of years that a record has existed.

The official scoring page can be found here.

The main competition site can be found here.

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