Video: A Look Back At 2016 Italian Spring Nationals and Olympic Trials

2016 Italian Assoluti National Championships and Olympic Trials

  • Dates: Tuesday, April 19 – Saturday, April 23, 2016
  • Location: Riccione, Italy (GMT +1, or 6 hours ahead of N.Y., 9 ahead of L.A.)
  • Results: Available
  • Olympic selection standards

The Italian Spring Assoluti National Championships and Olympic Trials took place from Tuesday, April 19 through Saturday, April 23 in Riccione, Italy. 574 athletes from 141 teams competed in the meet, which doubled as a selection meet for the Italian teams who will compete at 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the 2016 LEN European Championships in London in May, and the 2016 European Junior Championships.

Below are some of the best races from the five-day meet:

Women’s 100 Freestyle – Federica Pellegrini – 53.78

https://youtu.be/WT69IobYVRk

Men’s 200 Freestyle – Gabriele Detti 1:47.72

https://youtu.be/PTwD2iK6hj4

Women’s 200 Freestyle – Federica Pellegrini – 1:55.30

https://youtu.be/mF02avjiVco

Women’s 200 IM – Ilaria Cusinato – 2:12.71

https://youtu.be/ALtEy4d7mf4

Men’s 100 Butterfly – Matteo Rivolta – 51.54

https://youtu.be/9ygQMPmV7MQ

Women’s 100 Breaststroke – Martina Carraro – Italian record 1:06.41

https://youtu.be/VzJQ1g2tSKQ

Women’s 400 IM – Luisa Trombetti – 4:38.54

https://youtu.be/dkiC51f5bLk

Men’s 400 Freestyle – Gabriele Detti – 3:43.97

https://youtu.be/lF9ySkX1Rss

Men’s 1500 Freestyle – Gregorio Paltrinieri – 14:42.91

https://youtu.be/lhyQYPawLV4

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