Genoa – The new border of Italnuoto is speed. The Azzurri seem to have found Filippo Magnini’s heirs. The historic silver of the 4×100 freestyle has opened the doors to great performances in the individual race, the queen race, the 100 freestyle. Both Thomas Ceccon and Alessandro Miressi qualify for tonight’s semifinals. And now dreaming of a final is legitimate. Ceccon, with the anger and adrenaline still in his body for the shaded bronze in the 100 backstroke, enchants. He achieves the first absolute time with 47 ”71, taking away the satisfaction of putting his hand in front of his majesty Caleb Dressel.
Miressi is fourth overall, in control and without giving everything, with 47 ”83. Tonight, starting from 3.30 Italian (Rai 2 and Discovery Plus) there will be fun. There was expectation for Gregorio Paltrinieri, a veteran of mononucleosis. It has already been a success for him to enter the water and get involved. He is eighth in the 800 freestyle with 7’47 ”73. Chrono modest by Greg’s optimal standards, but of a very high standard if you consider that he has been down for a month. The impossible cannot be asked of him, but in the final on Wednesday night there will be. Nothing to do for Gabriele Detti. His is an Olympics no and coach Morini apologizes to him and Italy “I’m sorry that my athletes have paid for my worst swimming year.”
Endless emotions tonight. There will be the fifth consecutive final of Federica Pellegrini’s 200 freestyle. He has already won by entering it, it’s true. But right now that he has nothing to lose why not try to dream. It is not that of the golden days, she is almost 33 years old, but she is still Federica Pellegrini. Seeing it next to the block is always scary. So why not dare a quick step to 100 and then who knows? Having fun while daring. This will have to be done by the Divine who sees baby Titmus as a favorite. Titmus who would also like to remove the world record from the blue. Federico Burdisso is hunting for a medal in the 200 butterfly.
Aside from Milak, the others are within his reach. And then there’s the men’s 4×200 freestyle. Without the number one Stefano Ballo, the Italians obtained the third time to enter the final with Stefano Di Cola, Matteo Ciampi, Marco De Tullio and Filippo Megli. 7’05 ”05 for the Italian quartet that could improve by a second and a half. Great Britain is out of everyone’s reach, but from silver onwards it’s a game of tenths…. And then the grand finale with Simona Quadarella engaged in the 1500 freestyle. Here too he is hunting for a medal with Ledecky as the absolute favorite, but all open behind him.
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