Swimming: Martinenghi “no pressure, Europeans Rome only emotions”

(ANSA) – ROME, AUGUST 07 – In Rome as a world champion. Niccolò Martinenghi is one of the most anticipated blues at the European swimming championships that will start in the capital from 11 August, 13 years after the 2009 world championship. his chances at home. “I don’t know how many other times I will compete in an international competition at home – the champion from Varese tells Sky – I hope to be carried away by the emotions that will come from the public. Coming there as a world champion hasn’t changed me too much, it certainly has. given something more, personal safety “.

In Rome there will be the challenge with the British Adam Peaty, world record holder in the 50 and 100 breaststroke: “It will be nice to confront him, get involved and for me to do it at home” continues Martinenghi who believes he can play and his cards even in the 50s.

The blue expects a European “with many new faces on the podium because the world championship was the emblem of this renewal” he adds, underlining that this “is the strongest national swimming team ever”. Although it is the first season without Federica Pellegrini (who returns to Rome but as godmother): “You can feel her absence – says the runner again – but it’s nice to think that with her farewell we arrived in three or four to compensate. Paradoxically, his farewell gave a great boost and responsibility for everyone “. (HANDLE).

Source: Ansa

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