2019 ITALIAN SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Rome, Italy
- Thursday, August 1st – Sunday, August 4th
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The 2019 Italian Summer Championships continued this weekend in Rome, with several stars stepping up for meet titles.
Giacomo Carini posted a near-personal best in the men’s 200m fly to take gold, posting a time of 1:57.89. He owns a PB of 1:57.17, which was he also near when finishing 6th at the World University Games in Naples earlier this month. There he produced a mark of 1:57.71 in the final.
World Championships semi-finalist Ilaria Bianchi posted a time of 58.57 to win the women’s 100m fly in the only sub-minute mark of the field. In Gwangju, she produced a mark of 57.92 in the semi.
The Junior field of the women’s 100m fly saw Sofia Sartori nail a winning time of 1:00.19. That checks-in as a new PB, overtaking her previous lifetime best of 1:00.78 from last year.
Manuel Frigo posted a winning effort of 48.84 to take the men’s 100m free, clocking the only sub-49 second outing of the final field. 200m free National Champion and World Championships finalist Filippo Megli took runner-up in this sprint, clocking 49.50.
The men’s 50m back field was led by Matteo Milli, as his 25.01 podium-topper checks him in as the 5th fastest Italian performer in history in the event.
The women’s winner of the 50m back was Silvia Scalia, as teh National Record holder put up a top result of 28.42. The Cadet final was won by Costanza Cocconcelli in 28.88, while the Junior final saw Erika Francesca Gaetani post a gold medal-worthy mark of 29.07.
Gaetani reaped gold in the 100m back at this year’s European Youth Olympic Festival after having won the European Junior Championships title in the 200m back in Kazan. For Cocconcelli, she took European Junior Championships gold in the 50m free and also took bronze in the 50m back.
Lorenzo Glessi produced a winning time of 2:01.87 to top the podium in the men’s 200m IM, but the Cadet field saw Alberto Razzetti post the only sub-2:00 time of the entire field across all age ranges.
Razzetti earned a new Cadet Record in a time of 1:59.25 to win his final, overtaking his own previous record of 1:59.72 from last year. The women’s 200m IM was won by Sara Franceschi in 2:13.44.
- Francesca Fangio won the women’s 200m breast in a time of 2:26.24, marking the only woman of the field to go under 2:30.
- The women’s 200m free saw Giorgia Romei notch a winning time of 2:01.07.
- Edoardo Gierogetti beat the men’s 200m breast field in a time of 2:10.93 to win by almost 3 seconds.