Martina Carraro Lowers Italian 100 Breast Record by .45 with 1:06.41

Martina Carraro of Blue 91 opened the final day of competition at the 2016 Italian Assoluti National Championships and Olympic Trials in Riccione with a national record in the women’s 100 breast.

After swimming a 1:07.78 in prelims, Carraro came back in finals and went 1:06.41, taking a huge .45 off the previous Italian national record that Ilaria Scarcella had held since 2009. Carraro beat Scarcella (CC Aniene) and Arianna Castiglioni (Yellow Flames / Team Insubrika) in the final by a full 2 seconds, after finished third behind them at last year’s Spring Assoluti National Championships.

Carraro’s swim was all the more remarkable given that her third-place finish in last year’s final was a 1:09.45. Over the last year she has improved both her up-front speed and her closing speed, taking 3.04 seconds off her time.

  50 100 Time
2015 Final 32.33 37.12 1:09.45
2016 Prelims 31.62 36.16 1:07.78
2016 Final 31.28 35.13 1:06.41

Carraro also cleared Italy’s Olympic qualifying standard by a huge margin and punched her ticket to Rio. She vaulted into the world’s top ten for the season with her swim.

2015-2016 LCM Women 100 BREAST

LillyUSA
KING
08/08
1.04.93*OR
2Yulia
EFIMOVA
RUS1.05.5008/08
3Katie
MEILI
USA1.05.6908/08
4Ruta
MEILUTYTE
LTU1.05.8203/11
5Alia
ATKINSON
JAM1.05.9311/06
6Georgia
BOHL
AUS1.06.1204/09
7Molly
HANNIS
USA1.06.1603/04
8Jinglin
SHI
CHN1.06.2904/03
9Sarah
HASSE
USA1.06.3106/03
10Siobhan-Marie
O'CONNOR
GBR1.06.3407/01
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nuotostat
6 years ago

Carraro previous best time 1:07:55 ITA winter nationals 12/2015

bobo gigi
6 years ago
Victor P
6 years ago

So it’s looking like the top 8 teams for 4×100 medley will be swimming sub 3:57!

bobo gigi
6 years ago

Why France is always the only swimming nation without good female breaststrokers? 😥

thomaslurzfan
Reply to  bobo gigi
6 years ago

What about Russia (without Efimova), GB (only at 100 breast), Hungary and Germany … ?
Her progression is very “remarkable” …
Was her previous PB 1:09.45? A 3s time drop at 100m in just one year by a 22 yo is very rare …
Congrats!

luigi
Reply to  thomaslurzfan
6 years ago

Wrong, she was already 1:08.07 at the University Games in July 2015

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