2019 EUROPEAN JUNIOR SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, July 3rd – Sunday, July 7th
- Aquatics Palace, Kazan, Russia
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Italian Benedetta Pilato broke the European Junior Championship Record for the second time Wednesday night as she won the women’s 50 breast in a blistering 30.16.
After cruising to a time of 30.33 in the semi-finals, which took place at the beginning of the evening session, she brought the record down to 30.16 with her finals swim to win gold by over a second.
The 14-year-old Pilato currently ranks third in the world with the 30.13 she went at the Sette Colli Trophy in Rome, a swim that broke the Italian National Record.
She is set to compete at the World Championships after clocking 30.61 at the Italian Championships in April, and is now a huge medal threat as only Lilly King and Yuliya Efimova have been faster than her this year. She is the youngest member of Italy’s team for Gwangju.