Simona Quadarella Honors Fallen Firefighters From Alessandria

by Tomas Rodriguez 0

November 10th, 2019 Europe, International, News


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.

Simona Quadarella topped the women’s 400-meter freestyle after clocking a time of 4:01.17. She was followed by Martina Rita Caramignoli (4:03.20) and Erica Musso (4:04.63).

  1. Simona Quadarella Circolo Canottieri Aniene 4:01.17
  2. Martina Rita Caramignoli GS Fiamme Oro – Aurelia Nuoto  4:03.20
  3. Erica Musso GS Fiamme Oro 4:04.63

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