(ANSA) – RICCIONE, 09 APR – Simona Quadarella in the 800 freestyle, Benedetta Pilato and Arianna Castiglioni in the 100 breaststroke and Marco De Tullio in the 400 freestyle win the pass for the world championships in Budapest and for the European championships in Rome; Lorenzo Galossi, 15, becomes the fastest junior in Europe in the 400 freestyle. These are the first results of the absolute spring swimming championships taking place in Riccione, finally after two years with the public in the stands and Federica Pellegrini in an international executive version.
The world and European pass is accompanied by the Italian 800 title for Simona Quadarella, who wins in 8’24 “23 ahead of Martina Rita Caramignoli.” I can’t wait to swim the Europeans in front of my audience, at my house. It will be very exciting “, said the Roman. Double passes also for Benedetta Pilato and Arianna Castiglioni, with the former setting the Italian cadet record (1’05” 70).
In the 400 De Tullio scores his personal of 3’44 “47 which improves the previous one by 27 cents, while the 16 year old Roman Lorenzo Galossi becomes the European junior record holder with a time of 3’45” 93. In Riccione there was no shortage of surprises, with Giacomo Carini winning the 200 butterfly, surprising the world and European short course champion Alberto Razzetti and the Olympic bronze medalist, as well as Italian record holder, Federico Burdisso. In the 50 freestyle, Luca Dotto takes back the title at almost 32 years of age, two cents from the staff. The first title of the championship was taken in the 50 backstroke Michele Lamberti who swims to three tenths of the Italian record of Niccolò Bonacchi. The last female title is by Sara Franceschi in the 400 medley with a performance below expectations. (HANDLE).
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