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Benedetta Pilato Places Up 29.59 50 Breast On Remaining Day Prelims At Italian Olympic Trials


The ultimate day of the 2024 Italian Olympic Trials is upon us with the final heats session going down in Riccione. Up to now at this competitors, we’ve seen 4 athletes add their names to the nation’s roster for Paris 2024. Spectators are hoping extra qualification instances are met in tonight’s last, with any remaining open slots out there for declare on the Sette Colli Trophy in June.

Nationwide document holder Benedetta Pilato began issues off within the non-Olympic occasion of the ladies’s 50m breast.

The 19-year-old put up a stable efficiency of 29.59 to hit the only real time of the sphere beneath the 30-second barrier. Her consequence was simply off her season-best of 29.58 logged on the World Aquatics Swimming Cup circuit.

Pilato took bronze on this occasion at this yr’s World Championships, clocking a time of 30.01.


  1. Benedetta Pilato  29.59
  2. Arianna Castiglioni 30.76
  3. Anita Bottazzo 30.85
  4. Martina Carraro 31.02
  5. Lisa Angiolini 31.13
  6. Chiara Della Corte  31.42
  7. Francesca Fangio 31.92
  8. Irene Mati  32.02

The lads additionally contested the 50m breaststroke this morning, with Ludovico Blu Artwork Viberti securing the highest spot in a morning swim of 27.25. Viberti has been as quick as 26.91 in his profession, a mark he posted eventually November’s Italian Championships.

Viberti already earned silver within the 100m breast right here behind winner Federico Poggio. Poggio wrangled up the third seed in 27.72 behind Simone Cerasuolo‘s 27.56.

Nicolo Martinenghi wasn’t on this occasion as he focused simply the 200m breast at this competitors. Martinenghi gained that longer distance final evening in a private greatest of two:10.09.


  1. Ludovico Blu Artwork Viberti 27.25
  2. Simone Cerasuolo 27.56
  3. Federico Poggio 27.72
  4. John Stevens 27.77
  5. Alessandro Pinzuti 27.79
  6. Flavio Mangiamele 27.87
  7. Luca Pinca 27.88
  8. Stefano Saladini  27.90

The primary Olympic occasion on this morning’s schedule was the ladies’s 400m free which noticed Olympic medalist Simona Quadarella land lane 4 in a time of 4:13.41.

Quadarella already earned Olympic qualification within the 800m and 1500m free from her gold medal-winning performances at this yr’s World Championships.

Tonight she’ll be chasing the Italian Swimming Federation-mandated qualification commonplace of 4:05.29, a time she’s overwhelmed on 3 events.


  1. Simona Quadarella  4’13.41
  2. Antonietta Cesarano 4’15.18
  3. Noemi Cesarano 4’15.28
  4. Azzurra Sbaragli 4’16.19
  5. Ludovica Terlizzi 4’16.35
  6. Giulia Ramatelli 4’16.43
  7. Linda Caponi 4’16.48
  8. Elisa Pignotti  4’17.93

Alberto Razzetti has already claimed one slot on the Olympic roster on this males’s 400m IM, courtesy of the 4:09.29 he ripped eventually November’s Italian Championships.

Meaning the highest 8 will probably be looking the qualification commonplace of 4:11.99 in earnest, with Pier Andrea Matteazzi main the best way with a morning effort of 4:17.68.

That set him aside from the sphere by over 6 seconds, as Samuele Martelli was subsequent to the wall in 4:23.94.

26-year-old Matteazzi owns a lifetime better of 4:12.79 on this race, a time he produced en path to putting 4th on the 2021 European Championships.

MEN’S 400 IM TOP 8

  1. Pier Andrea Matteazzi 4’17.68
  2. Samuele Martelli 4’23.94
  3. Peitro Paolo Sarpe 4’24.33
  4. Simone Spediacci  4’24.48
  5. Christian Mantegazza 4’24.64
  6. Daniele Rosa 4’24.81
  7. Lorenzo Altini 4’25.05
  8. Lorenzo Zagli 4’25.50

Nationwide document holder Margherita Panziera was again within the water after her 100m backstroke bronze final evening. The 28-year-old is looking the two:08.59 qualification commonplace within the 200m backstroke now, a normal she has dipped beneath on nicely over a dozen cases.

Her most up-to-date LCM 200 again look got here on the Italian Championships in April of 2023 the place he hit 2:08.12.

Final evening’s 100m again champion Erika Gaetani and the bronze medalist Federica Toma will flank Panziera on this night’s primary occasion.


  1. Margherita Panziera 2’11.64
  2. Federica Toma 2’13.77
  3. Erika Francesca Gaetani 2’13.94
  4. Francesca Fresia 2’14.14
  5. Francesca Furfaro 2’14.21
  6. Benedetta Scalise 2’15.11
  7. Aurora Velati 2’15.13
  8. Sofia Barba  2’16.50

Sonia Laquintana is the girl to beat within the 50m fly last tonight. She captured the highest spot in a time of 26.38, a time which ties the 2nd-best outing of her profession.

Laquintana owns a lifetime better of 26.19 on this occasion from the semi-finals eventually yr’s World College Video games. There in Chengdu, she finally positioned sixth in 26.46.


  1. Sonia Laquintana   26.38
  2. Viola Scotto Di Carlo 26.57
  3. Alessandra Fulcis 26.72
  4. Elena Di Liddo 26.84
  5. Costanza Cocconcelli 26.90
  6. Elena Capretta 26.91
  7. Giulia Caprai 27.07
  8. Ilaria Bianchi 27.13

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