2018 ITALIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
- April 10-14, 2018
- Stadio del Nuoto – Riccione (ITA)
- Long Course (50 meters)
- Start List
Thomas Ceccon, age 17, set a new Italian junior record of 53.94 to win the 100 back tonight at the 2018 Italian National Championships.
Ceccon split 26.14/27.80, touching out Italian senior record holder Simone Sabbioni (54.23). Sabbioni holds the record at 53.34, but the young Ceccon will be gunning for it in the coming months. Ceccon now ranks 10th in the world this year.
Two women broke 58 seconds in the 100 fly, with Ilaria Bianchi touching out Elena Di Liddo, 57.70 to 57.75. The pair of veterans now rank 10th and 11th in the world this year, respectively.
Fabio Scozzoli rattled the Italian national record in the 100 breast, going 59.33, the only finisher under a minute in the field. He was just .32 off of the 59.01 national mark held by Nicolo Martinenghi, who didn’t race today. In the women’s 200 breast, Francesca Fangio raced to a time of 2:26.72 to win by over a second.
After already winning the 50 free last night, Andrea Vergani tabbed another victory, this time in the 50 fly. His time of 23.65 beat out Piero Codia (23.73) and Daniele D’Angelo (23.80). The 50 back was also close on the women’s side, with Silvia Scalia (28.30) edging out Tania Quaglieri (28.46), as all eight A-finalists were under 29 seconds.
- Stefania Pirozzi claimed the women’s 200 free in 1:59.71. Linda Caponi also broke two minutes, swimming a 1:59.94.
- In the men’s 4×200 free relay, Centro Sportivo Esercito tied with Centro Sportivo Carabinieri at 7:16.31. Samuel Pizzetti was 1:47.29 leading off for Carabinieri, while Matteo Ciampi had a strong 1:46.97 anchor leg for Esercito.