CITY OF FLORENCE TROPHY
- Friday 17 March, Saturday 18 March
- Bellariva Florence, Nannini swimming pool
- LCM (50m)
- First session recap (SwimSwam Italia)
The 2023 City of Florence Trophy took place this weekend with several of Italy’s biggest stars hitting the pool.
Among the winners was 22-year-old Marco De Tullio who topped the men’s 200m freestyle podium on day one. De Tullio scored a time of 1:49.49 to get to the wall ahead of Matteo Ciampi and Gabriele Detti. Ciampi settled for silver in 1:49.43 while Detti rounded out the top 3 in 1:49.61.
The women’s 200m fly saw Ilaria Cusinato get it done for gold in a mark of 2:09.83. That represented the sole outing of the field under the 2:10 threshold, with Cusinato’s result checking the 23-year-old in as the 9th fastest performer in the world this season.
Former Northwestern swimmer and Olympic medalist Federico Burdisso took on the men’s edition of the 200m fly. Burdisso reaped gold in a result of 1:57.47 to stave off Alberto Razzetti, the 2022 European Championships bronze medalist in this event.
Razzetti touched less than half a second behind Burdisso with a mark of 1:57.82 and Giacomo Carini also landed on the podium in an effort of 1:58.03.
Burdisso doubled up with a victory in the 50m fly as well. He stopped the clock in a result of 24.07, the 2nd fastest performance of his career. He owns a PB of 23.95 from 2019’s Geneva Challenge competition.
24-year-old Olympic bronze medalist Simona Quadarella also dove in this weekend, racing in the women’s 800m free. Quadarella handled the field with ease, with her winning result of 8:22.73 beating the next-closest swimmer by over 15 seconds.
Quadarella owns the Italian national record in this event with her lifetime best of 8:14.99 logged at the 2019 World Championships. Her effort at this competition now slots Quadarella in the season’s world rankings as the 3rd swiftest performer.
2022-2023 LCM Women 800 Free
Martina Carraro clocked a time of 2:25.15 to score the women’s 200m breast victory. She also earned 50m breast gold in a time of 30.37, beating out Benedetta Pilato who settled for silver in 30.50.
Carraro and Pilato now rank respectively as the 2nd and 4th fastest performers in the world this season.
2022-2023 LCM Women 50 Breast
Olympic medalist Nicolo Martinenghi got on the board with gold in the men’s 50m breast in a time of 27.17. That got the edge over short course World Junior Record holder Simone Cerasuolo who was only .02 behind in 27.19. Federico Poggio claimed bronze in 27.21. The pair now rank 3rd and 4th in the world this season.
2022-2023 LCM Men 50 Breast
- The women’s 50m fly saw Silvia Di Pietro reap gold in a result of 26.61.
- Emma Virginia Menicucci scored the women’s 100m free win in 55.76 while Alessandro Miressi got it done for the men in 49.33.
- Sara Franceschi topped the women’s 400m IM podium in 4:42.93 and Pier Andrea Matteazzi was the men’s 400m IM victor in 4:18.14. Of note, British Olympic finalist Max Litchfield was also in the men’s 400m IM race, hitting a result of 4:23.17 as the silver medalist.
Fyi.. regarding 50m men’s breast rankings, Kamminga went 27:18 in Marsielle last weekend.
Didn’t Ariarne swim faster at nsw champ?
Yes. She swam an 8:19
Not sure why she’s not on the list after a week and yet simona Q is already immediately in the rankings list