II INTERNATIONAL MEET TIRO A VOLO NUOTO (TVN MEET)
- Thursday, June 2nd – Saturday, June 4th
- Stadio del Nuoto Rome, Rome, Italy
- Meet Site/Start List/Schedule
- Day 1 Recap
The American teenage sprint maestro that is Michael Andrew was back at it again on Day 2 of the 2016 TVN Meet in Rome, Italy. After racking up three meet records during yesterday’s prelims, the 17-year-old Indie swimmer notched a near World Junior Record during today’s events.
After earning a personal best of 27.82 yesterday in the men’s 50m breaststroke, Andrew scorched a new time today of 27.75 to take the gold in a new meet record mark. That time is within striking distance of the World Junior Record, which is held by Wang Lizhou at 27.52 from last year’s Chinese Championships. Although the breaststroke splash n’ dash is a non-Olympic event, the fact that Andrew is steadily continuing to drop time bodes well for one of his best shots of making the U.S. Olympic team, that being in the men’s 100m breaststroke.
Andrew also knocked down a meet record in the men’s 100m backstroke, touching well ahead of the field in a time of 55.27 in this morning’s prelims. That mark falls within Andrew’s top 10 personal best times, again boding well for his overall speed heading into Omaha. The youngster took things down a notch come finals, however, as Andrew finished 3rd in the 100m backstroke behind winner Michele Malerba (55.92) and Fabio Laugeni (56.04)
Additional meet records fell over the course of the day in the form of Damiano Lestingi‘s 200m freestyle where he won in 1:49.81, the only sub-2:00 tie of the field. Martina Rosa earned the victory in the women’s 200m IM in 2:17.40, a new meet record for her part as well.
Giulia de Ascentis also wrote her name into the meet record books with a 1:09.87 gold in the women’s 100m breaststroke, while Riccardo Crescenzo took down the old meet mark in the men’s 200 butterfly, taking the event in a time of 2:01.45.