More Italian Swimmers Announce Negative COVID-19 Tests

Several Italian swimmers have announced their negative COVID-19 tests following an outbreak that occurred just after last month’s Italian Open Championships, as originally reported by SwimSwam Italia. 

As previously reported, World Junior record holder Benedetta Pilato announced her negative test on January 5, and has resumed training under her coach Vito D’Onghia. 

Athletes joining Pilato in announcing their negative tests via Instagram include Elena Di Liddo, Martina Carraro, Silvia Di Pietro, and Giulia D’Innocenzo. All four women have also been able to resume training. 

Di Liddo announced her negative test first, posing on January 1 with the caption, “36 hours ago the buffer of hope, I prayed that 2020 would go to fa** as soon as possible. 

Last night I danced on his grave (someone won’t share my musical tastes 😅). Yes because it was 12 hard days, the first 3 days of hell, strange symptoms, fever, annoying cough, constant headache, missing odors and lancinating muscle aches. Then slowly I began to catch a glimpse of the plate of the return tank. A tough race, but again I ticked it off, I put my hand in front of this bastard.

I won today, along with mom and dad. Ours was teamwork. 

Only by standing together and using our brains can we win this war together, which is made up of individual battles and individual soldiers, because 

Everybody deserves a start to the year like this. 

Happy 2021. ❤️”


Posts followed from Carraro, Di Pietro, and D’Innocenzo over the next few days. 


Today, Ilaria Bianchi joined her Italian teammates in posting about her negative test. 


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Nicole has been with SwimSwam since April 2020, as both a reporter and social media contributor. Prior to joining the SwimSwam platform, Nicole also managed a successful Instagram platform, amassing over 20,000 followers. Currently, Nicole is pursuing her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. After competing for the swim …

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