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2024 Italian Olympic Trials: Day 2 Prelims Recap


We noticed two new names added to the Italian Olympic roster by day considered one of these Trials and several other extra are vying for his or her slots right here in Riccione.

Main the ladies’s 100m butterfly area out of this morning’s heats was 34-year-old Ilaria BianchiBianchi posted a swim of 58.22 to determine a snug lead over Costanza Cocconcelli who clocked 58.65 because the 2nd-seeded swimmer and solely different competitor below the 59-second threshold so far.

Paola Borrelli will even flank Bianchi in tonight’s last, placing up 59.67 because the third seed.

The Italian Swimming Federation has set a qualification normal of 57.49 for the Olympic Video games. Bianchi has solely been below that threshold 3 occasions over the course of her profession, along with her lifetime better of 57.22 notched on the 2018 European Championships.


  1. Ilaria Bianchi 58.22
  2. Costanza Cocconcelli 58.65
  3. Paola Borrelli 59.67
  4. Sonia Laquintana 59.71
  5. Elena Di Liddo 59.87
  6. Anita Bottazzo 59.98
  7. Elena Capretta 1:00.06
  8. Giulia Caprai  1:00.34

Michele Lamberti was the highest athlete throughout the males’s 100m backstroke heats, logging an AM time of 54.04. A pair of Matteos trailed him, with Matteo Brunella subsequent in line at 54.66 whereas Matteo Restivo hit 54.75 because the third seed.

World file holder Thomas Ceccon has already been added to the Olympic roster on this occasion, courtesy of the 52.82 produced ultimately November’s Italian Championships. Which means only one slot stays, with a swift QT of 53.29 wanted to make the grade.


  1. Michele Lamberti 54.04
  2. Matteo Brunella 54.66
  3. Matteo Restivo 54.75
  4. Christian Bacico  54.99
  5. Daniele Del Signore 55.20
  6. Lorenzo Mora 55.22
  7. Jacopo Nuca   55.37
  8. Mattia Morello   55.52

Final evening’s 100m breaststroke gold medalist and Paris 2024 qualifier Lisa Angiolini staked her declare on the 200m breast this morning.

28-year-old Angiolini led the sphere with a stable heats swim of two:26.71, though she holds only a .07 benefit over Francesca Fangio who can also be looking the two:23.19 qualification time.

Fangio is the reigning Italian nationwide file holder on this occasion, proudly owning a career-quickest 2:23.06 from 2021. Which means she’ll should be proper at her finest with the intention to be added to the Paris 2024 roster.


  1. Lisa Angiolini   2:26.71
  2. Francesca Fangio 2:26.78
  3. Martina Carraro 2:29.24
  4. Alessia Ferraguti 2:29.43
  5. Anna Pirovano 2:30.45
  6. Francesca Zucca 2:30.65
  7. Giulia Verona 2:30.97
  8. Giorgia Crepaldi  2:31.89

The boys’s 100m breast area was on the quiet aspect this morning, with no racer getting below the minute barrier.

Actually, simply three dipped below 1:01, together with Ludovico Blu Artwork Viberti (1:00.51), Simone Cerasuolo (1:00.68) and Gabriele Mancini (1:00.85).

Nationwide file holder Nicolo Martinenghi has already certified on this occasion, subsequently, just one spot will likely be fought over in tonight’s primary occasion.

Viberti was spectacular at November’s Italian Championships, clocking a time there of 59.38 to determine an enormous lifetime finest. Previous to that competitors, he had by no means been below 1:00, proudly owning a PB of 1:00.42 from June of 2023.

Viberti raced this occasion together with eventual Doha silver medalist Martinenghi. The 22-year-old turned in a time of 59.86 within the heats and touched in 59.61 to in the end place tenth.


  1. Ludovico Blu Artwork Viberti  1:00.51
  2. Simone Cerasuolo 1:00.68
  3. Gabriele Mancini 1:00.85
  4. Alessandro Pinzuti 1:01.09
  5. Federico Poggio 1:01.10
  6. Luca Moni 1:01.20
  7. Cosimo Bugli 1:01.38
  8. Christian Mantegazza  1:01.41

The ladies’s 200m free noticed Giulia D’Innocenzo produce a time of 1:59.23 because the top-seeded girls’s 200m freestyler. That represented the only sub-2:00 outing of the sphere.

Sara Gailli hit 2:00.27 and Anna Chiara Mascolo posted 2:00.40 because the next-fastest swimmers. Simona Quadarella appeared within the heats of this ‘off’ occasion for her, logging 2:00.89 because the seventh seed. This was after she raced within the heats of the 400m IM on day one.


  1. Giulia D’Innocenzo 1:59.23
  2. Sara Gailli  2:00.27
  3. Anna Chiara Mascolo 2:00.40
  4. Sofia Morini 2:00.65
  5. Matilde Biagiotti 2:00.66
  6. Cesarano Antonietta 2:00.78
  7. Simona Quadarella 2:00.89
  8. Linda Caponi 2:00.96

Further Prime Seeds

  • Sara Curtis nailed a brand new Italian Cadet degree file en path to capturing the highest seed within the non-Olympic girls’s 50m again. 17-year-old Curtis posted a morning swim of 28.21, a time which sliced .15 off of Costanza Cocconcelli‘s former file of 28.36 that’s been on the books since 2019. Silvia Scalia was the next-closest swimmer out of the heats in 28.36 adopted by Erika Francesca Gaetani in 28.53.
  • The opposite non-Olympic occasion of the morning was the boys’s 50m fly which noticed Lorenzo Gargani land lane 4 in a time of 23.46. That’s only a hair behind his lifetime better of 23.38 from 2022. It’s additionally lower than a tenth away from the 23.39 he produced for silver ultimately yr’s World College Video games. Of notice, 100m again world file holder Thomas Ceccon was entered on this occasion however SwimSwam Italia reported he pulled out as a consequence of recovering from a latest finger harm and in addition the flu.

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