Luca Dotto Beats Santo Condorelli in 50 Free in Italy


After winning his first-ever race in Italy, 2016 Canadian Olympian Santo Condorelli, now working on changing his sporting citizenship to Italian, placed 3rd in his second, the 50 free, on Sunday.

Condorelli swam a 23.20 in the 50 free, which put him behind 20-year old Manuel Frigo (23.17) and Italian Olympian Luca Dotto (22.68). That time for Condorelli is well behind his best time of 21.83, but is fairly in-line with what Condorelli went in June of 2016, in the lead-up to his Olympic 4th-place finish in the 100. Combined with the fact that his transition to Italian citizenship means that he won’t have a major championship meet to swim for at least a year, and it stands as a reasonable benchmark to start his time in his new country.

Other Notable Day 2 Results:

  • Fabio Scozzoli won the 100 breaststroke in 1:01.19 to back up his win in the 50 from Saturday. Lithuanian Olympian Giedrius Titenis was 2nd in 1:01.79.
  • Laura Letrari won 2 events on the day: the 200 free (2:01.24) timed final and the 50 free final (25.73), which comes on the heels of 2 wins on Saturday in the 200 IM (2:24.77) and 100 free (55.85). For the 29-year old local, the three freestyle wins were all within eight-tenths of a second of their lifetime bests.

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Remind me why he changed his citizenship again. Eh?


Surely he is not trying to have an easy path to OG/WC.
Italian men team is way stronger than canda’s.

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He is trying to have an easy path to modeling.


We all know there is no easy path to male modeling. Although, his Ferrari look was an absolutely stunning homage to his new country, he will need to continue to work on his new look, “Magnum”, to really take the next step.

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Don’t get ahead of yourself he still hasn’t even mastered “Blue Steel” yet it may be years before we see a full fledged “Magnum”

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