First Olympic podium of our relay (made up of Miressi, Ceccon, Zazzeri and Frigo), surpassed only by the Americans: “A beautiful page”
Silver wonder! The 4×100 freestyle relay (made up of Miressi, Ceccon, Zazzeri and Frigo) which had never seen the podium at the Games is second only to the USA (3’08 “97) and with the Italian record of 3’10” 11 conquers the place of honor by breaking another taboo. At best, Italy had been silver at the World Cup. The only blue medal in the relay was the bronze medal of the 4×200 in Athens 2004 with Brembilla, Cercato, Rosolino and Magnini, who opened other gates as a world champion in the 100 sl. It was Alessandro Miressi who opened the final with a 47 “72 standing still (22” 77) as opposed to Caeleb Dressel (47 “26), then Thomas Ceccon returned to the water with a 47” 45 launched virtually already on the podium, who was defended by the Florentine Lorenzo Zazzeri from 47 ”31 and finally Manuel Frigo (47” 63) resisted the attacks of Canada and Hungary and touched in 3’10 ”11. Fridge in front of Chalmers (46 ”44): spectacular. The Australian bronze is at 3’10 “22, Canadians fourth in 3’10” 82.
After the race, the group coordinated by Claudio Rossetto shouted: “It’s an incredible joy”. Miressi: “We are very happy, we were really good, a great relay”. Ceccon, born in 2001 and fresh from the pass for the final of the 100 backstroke: “We are really happy and happy with this silver. Yesterday we knew we had a good chance for a medal. I made the choice to do both races, since I was I went well in the backstroke, I couldn’t help but do the same in the relay. Olympic silver is not something for every day “. Adds Zazzeri, called zazzart: “I have no words, I don’t know how to describe this moment. We wrote a beautiful page of history and I am very happy to be part of this group: we are united, we hugged each other even before leaving, we were very convinced that we could make a great race “. Finally Manuel Frigo, who was confirmed in the very delicate last stage: “For me it was unthinkable just three years ago to be here and now a medal arrives. When I see it, I’ll believe it”.
July 26, 2021 (change July 26, 2021 | 06:08)
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