Thomas Ceccon Italian 200 sl champion

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Swimming, Italian championships

Just enough time to return from Fukuoka and back on the starting block. Thomas Ceccon, world champion and Italian record holder in the 50 butterfly, vice world champion in the 100 backstroke and with the 4×100 freestyle relay in Japan, opens the week of the summer category championships, scheduled at the Swimming Stadium until Tuesday, August 8. From today until Thursday in the pool Boys and Seniors, including some of the blue stars at the Marine Messe in Fukuoka, and from August 4 to 8 space for Juniors and Cadets. The Azzurri furiclasse, coached by Alberto Burlina for Fiamme Oro and Leosport, became Italian champion in the 200 freestyle senior category, with 1’47″27 ( 51″69 at 100 meters), and on Wednesday, August 2, he is entered in the 200 butterfly. In the morning he had achieved the best time in the batteries of the 100 butterfly with 51″73 and then gave up the final in the afternoon to concentrate on the single series of the 200 freestyle. Also expected on the second day is Lorenzo Zazzeri, also returning from the world championships in Fukuoka, entered in the 100 freestyle. Among the best results of the day is the 14-year-old boys record of Stefano Mogno (Team Veneto) who touches in at 56″59 in the 100 butterfly.

Before the finals the awards ceremony for the national youth swimming team led by Marco Menchinelli who won the Comen Cup – Mediterranean Swimming Cup 2023 in Larissa, Greece, where they won 35 medals (14 gold, 12 silver and 9 bronze). Races all streamed from the home page.

Eight days of competition at the Stadio del Nuoto in Rome; August 1-3 for the Boys and Senior categories, August 4-8 for the Juniors and Cadets. On the first three days batteries at 8:30 a.m., 8:45 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. respectively and finals from 4:30 p.m., 5:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. For the Razazzi and Senior catrgories, 941 athletes from 272 clubs are registered with a total of 2,119 individual race entries. On Aug. 4-8, batteries at 9 a.m. and finals 5:30 p.m., except for the final day when the series begin at 9 a.m. and the event closes at 12:45 p.m. For the Juniors and Cadets categories, 1,083 athletes from 252 clubs are registered with a total of 2,715 race attendance. The total athletes plus sappets are 2,280.

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