THE 46TH ANNUAL NICO SAPIO TROPHY MEET – GENOA
- Friday 8th – Sunday 10th November 2019
- Sciorba Sports Complex, Genoa, Liguria, Italy
- 25m (SCM)
- Prelims at 8:45 AM Eastern Time/ Finals at 4:30 PM (Friday), 4PM (Saturday), 5 PM (Sunday)
- Psych Sheet (Friday)
- Psych Sheet (Saturday)
- Live Results
The first finals session of the 46th Annual Nico Sapio Trophy Meet kicked off at 4:30 p.m., local Italian time on Friday. Friday’s evening session started off with the women’s 400-meter freestyle with the defending 1500-meter freestyle world champion, Simona Quadarella, in action.
Quadarella raced her event wearing a symbol around her arm mourning the loss of Antonino Candido, Marco Triches and Matteo Gastaldo, the three firemen who lost their lives at an explosion in Quargnento, Alessandria. Quadarella is a member of the “Fiamme Rosse,” which translates to “Red Flames, and is the firefighters sports team.
On November 5th, the three firefighters lost their lives as a result of an explosion at a farmhouse in Quargnento, in the province of Alessandria.
The explosion occurred at around 2 a.m. local time in an uninhabited portion of the building due to the rupture of several gas cylinders triggered by a timer. The exact cause of the explosion has not been discovered as the investigation is still open.