ITALIAN WINTER OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
- December 16th-17th, 2016
- Riccione, Italy
- Timed finals
- Live results
Italian 15-year-old Thomas Ceccon had a big swim in the 100 free at the 2016 Italian Winter Open Championships. Ceccon tied for 11th with Gianluca Maglia, though the two were in separate heats, as both swimmers touched in 50.42. With that time, Ceccon set a new Italian National Age Group Record for 15 & unders, breaking the previous mark of 50.62.
In the video, we can see that Ceccon trailed at the halfway point, but made his big move on the back half. He chased down the field with a strong underwater off the flip and a fast 2nd 50, swimming past Filippo Magli (50.53) and Davide Nardini (50.84). Check out the action below, courtesy of Loris Ceccon’s YouTube channel.
Ceccon wasn’t the only 18 & under swimmer to impress in the 100 free at this meet. 18-year-old Alessandro Miressi swam a lifetime best 49.08 to pick up the silver medal. He was just a few tenths back from gold medalist Luca Dotto (48.77), who represented Italy at this summer’s Rio Olympics in the sprint freestyles, 4×100 free relay, and 4×100 medley relay.