Matteo Restivo Breaks Italian 200 BK Record, Detti Posts World #1 800

2017 ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

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

On day 3 of the Italian Championships, Matteo Restivo popped a 1:56.55 in the 200m backstroke to break the national record. The old record was a 1:56.91 done in 2009 by Damiano Lestingi at the Rome World Championships. Restivo, who was barely under 2 minutes in the morning, is now the 2nd Italian to ever break 1:57 in this event.

Restivo ranks 3rd in the world so far this season.

2016-2017 LCM MEN 200 BACK

EvgenyRUS
RYLOV
07/28
1.53.61
2Jiayu
XU
CHN1.54.0304/08
3Ryan
MURPHY
USA1.54.2107/28
4Jacob
PEBLEY
USA1.54.7806/28
5Kliment
KOLESNIKOV
RUS1.55.14*WJR07/28
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Gabriele Detti, who broke the 400m free Italian record on Tuesday, went 7:41.64 for a lifetime best in the 800m free. He came within a second of Gregorio Paltrinieri‘s 7:40.81 national record, and is now ranked 1st in the world. Detti’s old personal best was a 7:42.74 from 2014.

Paltrinieri was 2nd in the race, going 7:48.89, which is still the world’s 2nd-fastest time this season. He previously held the world’s top time before this race.

2016-2017 LCM MEN 800 FREE

GabrieleITA
DETTI
07/26
7.40.77
2Wojciech
WOJDAK
POL7.41.7307/26
3Gregorio
PALTRINIERI
ITA7.42.4407/26
4Henrik
CHRISTIANSEN
NOR7.44.2107/26
5Mykhailo
ROMANCHUK
UKR7.46.2808/24
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Winning the 50 fly, Piero Codia popped a 23.67 in a tight race. Andrea Vergani was close behind at 23.70, as Matteo Rivolta (23.85) and Alberto Razzetti (23.90) also broke 24 seconds. Codia was a bit faster in prelims, a 23.57 that ranks him 4th in the world this year.

2016-2017 LCM MEN 50 Fly

2Henrique
MARTINS
BRA22.7005/26
3Benjamin
PROUD
GBR22.7507/24
4Caeleb
DRESSEL
USA22.7607/23
5Andrii
GOVOROV
UKR22.7707/23
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Iliara Bianchi was the only woman to crack the world top 5 tonight. Winning the 100 fly, she posted a 57.90 to improve upon her 58.03 from March, now sitting 5th in the world this season. Silvia Di Pietro (58.07) and Elena Di Liddo (58.28) finished up right behind her.

2016-2017 LCM WOMEN 100 FLY

2Emma
McKEON
AUS56.1807/24
3Kelsi
WORRELL
USA56.3707/24
4Rikako
IKEE
JPN56.8901/28
5Penny
OLEKSIAK
CAN56.9407/24
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In the closing relays, GS Fiamme Oro Roma took the men’s 4×100 free relay, while Circolo Canottieri Aniene won the women’s 4×200 free relay. Marco Orsi led off the Fiamme Oro Roma relay with a 49.05, and they got a 48.11 anchor leg from Alessandro Miressi, a teenager born in 1998. Among all of the relays, other sub-49 splits came from Alessandro Bori (48.95), Giovanni Izzo (48.91) and Filippo Magnini (48.37). Federica Pellegrini anchored Circolo’s 800 relay with a 1:57.60.

Other winners

  • Margherita Panziera took the women’s 200 back in 2:10.88, which does crack the world top 25.
  • In the women’s 400 IM, Stefania Pirozzi went 4:38.40 to break the Italian Champs meet record in a time that places her 8th in the world this year.

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Whatever
4 years ago

Italian doctors are back in business.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Whatever
4 years ago

Ohhhhhhh thats a gutsy statement

xenon
4 years ago

Hopefully one of the Italians can knock out Sun Yangs 1500 wr and his textile 800 record at worlds this summer. That 7:32 800 suited and probably doped world record is so crazy.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  xenon
4 years ago

they seem to have the powerhouses to do it . Its time those 2 WR to go down .

IMs for days
4 years ago

I can see Detti winning the 1500, 800, and being one of many contenders in the 400. He had a great 1500 at the olympics last year and seems tp still be improving significantly. Looking forward to Budapest

PVK
4 years ago

48.11 is very fast.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
4 years ago

The Italians have a potential great 400 free relay in preparation .Great to see that ..they have always been close to the top 4,5 teams in the world .

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Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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