National 50 back record for Niccolo Bonacchi to close Italian Nationals

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Niccolo Bonacchi closed Italian Nationals with a bang, downing the national record in the men’s 50 back with the second fastest time in the world.

Bonacchi went 24.65 to knock a tenth off the Italian mark of 24.77 set by Mirco Di Tora in 2009. It also sits #2 in the world for 2014, behind only Aussie Ben Treffers.

2014 LCM Men 50 Back TYR World Ranking

JunyaJPN
KOGA
09/22
24.28
2Camille
LACOURT
FRA24.3704/10
3Vladimir
MOROZOV
RUS24.5205/15
4Benjamin
TREFFERS
AUS24.5404/03
5Jiayu
Xu
CHN24.5805/13
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While Bonacchi won the day’s shortest race, Aurora Ponsele won the longest in the very next event. Ponsele went 8:27.65 for the women’s 800 free crown, a time that sits 7th in the world this year. Second place went to national 1500 free champ Martina Rita Caramignoli in 8:38.66.

2014 LCM Women 800 Free TYR World Ranking

KatieUSA
LEDECKY
06/22
8.11.00*WR
2Jazmin
CARLIN
GBR8.15.5408/21
3Lauren
BOYLE
NZL8.18.8708/21
4Jessica
ASHWOOD
AUS8.19.7602/28
5Brittany
MacLEAN
CAN8.20.0208/21
6Mireia
BELMONTE GARCIA
ESP8.21.2208/21
7Boglarka
KAPAS
HUN8.22.0608/21
8Becca
MANN
USA8.22.4508/21
9Cierra
RUNGE
USA8.24.6908/06
10Alanna
BOWLES
AUS8.24.7407/28
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The session kicked off with the women’s 100 breast. Arianna Castiglione went 1:08.13 to beat out Ilaria Scarcella‘s 1:08.80 for the national title.

The men’s 200 fly was even closer. Francesco Pavone went 1:57.73, just .06 ahead of Matteo Pelizzari. Then the women sprinters kept the streak of tight races running, with Erika Ferraioli touching out Silvia Di Pietro for the 50 free crown 25.37 to 25.39.

In the men’s 200 breast, Luca Pizzini took home the title in 2:10.84, a time that now ranks 7th in the world for 2014.

2014 LCM Men 200 Breast TYR World Ranking

RossGBR
MURDOCH
07/24
2.07.30
2Marco
KOCH
GER2.07.4708/21
3Dmitry
BALANDIN
KAZ2.07.6709/23
4Michael
JAMIESON
GBR2.07.7904/10
5Kevin
CORDES
USA2.07.8608/07
6Yasuhiro
KOSEKI
JPN2.08.3406/22
7Christian
SPRENGER
AUS2.08.6304/01
8Daniel
GYURTA
HUN2.08.7207/16
9GIEDRIUS
TITENIS
LTU2.08.9308/21
9Andrew
WILLIS
GBR2.08.9308/20
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Stefania Pirozzi took home the final women’s event of the meet, going 2:13.68 to win the 200 IM. That topped Luisa Trombetti by almost two seconds.

Finally, the meet closed with the men’s 200 free, where Andrea (Mitch) D’Arrigo nabbed the title, coming off his collegiate season with the Florida Gators. D’Arrigo went 1:47.18, a time that just sneaks into the top 10 in the world this year, sitting 10th, but just .05 out of 8th.

2014 LCM Men 200 Free TYR World Ranking

2Kosuke
HAGINO
JPN1.45.2309/21
3Tae Wan
PARK
KOR1.45.2507/16
4Sun
YANG
CHN1.45.2809/21
5Cameron
McEVOY
AUS1.45.4604/02
6Yannick
AGNEL
FRA1.45.6304/10
7Velimir
STJEPANOVIC
SRB1.45.7808/20
8Paul
BIEDERMANN
GER1.45.8008/20
9David
MCKEON
AUS1.46.3704/01
10Conor
DWYER
USA1.46.4508/21
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The state of Italian swimming is good.

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