REGIONAL CATEGORY CHAMPIONSHIP – CALABRIA
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The various regional championships continue across Italy, with a yet another notable swim emerging, this time out of Calabria yesterday.
Competing in the men’s 14-year-old 100m freestyle final, David Passafaro took the title in a winning effort of 52.42. Not only is that a new lifetime best for the teen, but his mark also overwrites the days’ old Italian Age Record for 14-year-olds set by Lorenzo Galossi.
On August 4th, Lazio Region’s Galossi notched a new age record of 52.76 en route to winning his championship title. Now, Passafaro surpassed that newly-minted mark by .34 with his outing in Calabria.
Splits for Passafaro’s new 52.42 age record included 25.34/27.08, destroying his previous lifetime best of 56.12 from this same meet in 2019.
The President of the Calabrian Regional Committee Antonio Porcaro stated through the organization’s website:
“What is achieved is a result that starts from afar and rewards the commitment and work done even during a particular period by one of our athletes.
On behalf of the entire Committee, I congratulate Davide Passafaro, the technicians who trained and coach him. Good luck for the future.”