Nicolo Martinenghi Breaks World Junior Record in the 100 Breaststroke


Nicolo Martinenghi has broken his own World Junior Record in the 100 meter breaststroke, swimming a 59.23 on Sunday at the European Junior Championships. The old recognized record was a 59.46 that Martineghi swam at the Italian Championships in April, but he also swam a 59.31 at the Sette Coli trophy 2 weeks ago to break that record.

Comparative Splits:

  • Martinenghi (Italian Championships): 27.65/31.81 = 59.46
  • Marinenghi (Sette Colli Trophy): 27.54/31.77 = 59.46
  • Martinenghi (European Junior Championships: 27.60/31.63 = 59.23

Martinenghi took his lead on the second half – he was only 4-tenths ahead of Evgenii Somov on the opening 50, but Somov couldn’t match Martinenghi’s back-half speed.

Martinenghi is also the World Junior Record holder in the 50 breaststroke with a 26.97 also done in April. He will represent his country in both of those events at the senior World Championships.



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Hook em
3 years ago

Sette Colli Trophy splits don’t add up

Hook em
Reply to  Hook em
3 years ago

My bad, splits are correct, the final time should just be a 59.31, not 59.46

3 years ago

This guy is unstoppable – great for the breast evolution .

The Bull
3 years ago

Sub 59 at world champs? Seems very probable!

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