Pilato & Zazzeri Nail Meet Records To Wrap Up 2023 Nico Sapio

2023 NICO SAPIO TROPHY

The 2023 Nico Sapio Trophy wrapped up tonight from Italy with several big guns back in the water to conclude the three-day meet.

Among them was 22-year-old Thomas Ceccon, with the World Record holder taking on his bread-and-butter 100m backstroke event.

Olympian Ceccon stopped the clock in a time of 50.15 to get the edge over Lorenzo Mora who settled for silver in 50.53. Michele Lamberti rounded out the top 3 with a mark of 51.12.

Ceccon’s time registers as a season-best, rendering the Italian the #2 swimmer in the world on the season. Only Frenchman Mewen Tomac has been faster, owning the sole sub-50-second performance in the world at 49.99 from last month.

2023-2024 SCM Men 100 Back

2Pavel
SAMUSENKO
RUS49.2311/21
3Myron
LIFINTSEV
RUS49.3711/21
4Evgeny
RYLOV
RUS49.3812/18
5Mewen
Tomac
FRA49.7212/08
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The men’s 100m free saw Lorenzo Zazzeri get to the wall first in a time of 46.69. That beat the field by nearly a second as Paolo Conte Bonin settled for silver in 47.67 while Giovanni Carraro bagged bronze in 47.82 this evening.

For 29-year-old Zazzeri, his outing here represents the 4th-quickest result of his career. His lifetime best remains at the 46.19 scored at the 2021 European Short Course Championships where he placed 4th overall.

Simone Cerasuolo grabbed gold in the men’s 50m breaststroke, getting to the wall in a result of 26.37. That edged out Ludovico Viberti who touched in 26.58 while Alessandro Pinzuti was also under 27 in a mark of 26.77.

A meet record went down at the hands of Benedetta Pilato in the women’s 100m breaststroke. The 18-year-old nailed a time of 1:04.03 to grab the gold, beating out Martina Carraro in the process.

Carraro settled for silver in 1:04.76 while Arianna Castiglioni also landed on the podium in 1:05.67.

Pilato now ranks #1 in the world this season, dethroning Dutch ace Tes Schouten whose time of 1:04.55 relegates her to second now in the rankings.

2023-2024 SCM Women 100 Breast

EneliEST
JEFIMOVA
12/06
1:03.21
2Benedetta
PILATO
ITA1:03.7612/06
2Evgenia
CHIKUNOVA
RUS1:03.7612/17
4Tes
SCHOUTEN
NED1:04.0212/05
5Sophie
HANSSON
SWE1:04.0712/05
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Alberto Razzetti also established a new meet record, clocking a time of 1:52.51 to earn victory in the men’s 200m fly. Razzetti got to the wall narrowly ahead of Christian Ferraro who snagged silver in 1:52.64 while Giacomo Carini also landed on the podium in 1:55.09.

Both Razzetti and Ferraro now check in as the top 2 performers in the world on the season.

2023-2024 SCM Men 200 Fly

NoeSUI
PONTI
12/08
1:49.71
2Alberto
RAZZETTI
ITA1:50.1012/08
3Alexander
KhARLANOV
RUS1:51.1411/20
4Josh
GAMMON
GBR1:51.8812/17
5 Egor
PAVLOV
RUS1:52.0411/20
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Additional Winners

  • Matteo Ciampi snagged the victory in the men’s 400m free in a result of 3:41.58.
  • The women’s 50m back was won by Costanza Cocconcelli who clocked 26.87 this evening.
  • Sofia Morini represented the sole competitor of the women’s 200m free field to achieve a result under 1;56. She clocked 1;55.58 to take the gold.
  • The women’s 100m fly was won by Alessia Polieri in a result of 57.44. She got the gold over Sonia Laquintana and Elana Di Liddo who turned in times of 57.69 and 57.85, respectively.

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Scuncan Dott v2
3 months ago

Ceccon and Pilato’s wins were both mentioned in yesterday’s recap.

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