World Champion Nicolò Martienghi Speaks About His Consistency In 100 Breast


Less than 2 months after his world title in the 100m breast in Budapest, Italian Nicolo Martinenghi won the European gold medal in the same event in Rome. To get the gold medal Nicolò tied the Italian record in 58″26, the same time he swam in the final at World Championships.

During the media press conference, the Italian breaststroker says that the goal is of course go 57″ sooner or later but now, in front of his public, the most important thing was to win and reach the gold medal.

Speaking about how he can achieve the 57″ barrier, Nicolò says that he has a lot to improve, especially the balance between the first and the second 50 and how he can swim in the second part of the race.

Adam Peaty, the Olympic champion and world record holder – even if not in a good shape right now – is in Nicolò’s opinion still unbeatable. Martinenghi says that he believes the gap between Peaty and the rest of the world is too big to be closed in a short period of time.

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1 month ago

He has definitely made adjustments on how he paces his 100m. He is one of the most gifted 50m sprint breastrokers, and he used to go out down the first 50 as quick as possible then look to hang on over the second 50. At last years euros for instance, he went out in sub 27 but had nothing left in the second 50 and came back in a 32. Now he normally goes out out in a 27:4ish which gives him allot more gas in the tank for the 2nd 50.

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Cresce a Padova e dintorni dove inizialmente porta avanti le sue due passioni, la danza classica e il nuoto, preferendo poi quest’ultimo. Azzurrina dal 2007 al 2010 rappresenta l’Italia con la nazionale giovanile in diverse manifestazioni internazionali fino allo stop forzato per due delicati interventi chirurgici. 2014 Nel 2014 fa il suo esordio …

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