Sunday, 03. November 2019
New italian record in Bolzano
This has never happened in 23 years of International Swimmeeting South Tyrol. On Sunday afternoon, the audience at the Green Event (since 2014) in Bolzano for the first time saw a new Italian record.
Responsible for this was Martina Carraro, who triumphed over 100m breaststroke in 1.04.68 minutes and undercut her own Italian record of last year by five hundredths of a second. At the Short Track World Championship on December 15th, 2018 in China Carraro had swum 1.04,73. "I really did not expect this time because we work a lot these days, but I'm really happy about". Carraro wants to play a major role in the important competitions this season. Next week, she will be swimming in Genoa, then at the ISL stage in London and at the beginning of December at the Short Course European Championship in Glasgow. Of course, the organizers of the SSV Bolzano were happy. "An Italian record at our meeting is a real highlight. Especially at this early stage of the season, nobody expected that. Overall, we have seen four meeting records. " However, Carraro missed Katie Meili's event record of 2014 (1.04.40). Sunday's meeting records saw Brazilian Guilherme Guido over 50m backstroke and Italian Nicolò Martinenghi over 100m breaststroke, after Thomas Ceccon set Saturday's bests over 50m butterfly (23.05) and 100m IM (52.79). After his success over 100 m backstroke on Saturday, Guido also got the 50m backstroke and cleared in 23.54 seconds the ten-year-old record of Nick Thoman, who had swum 23.69 in 2009. Nicolò Martinenghi also won the weekend's second breaststroke duel with Fabio Scozzoli. In 57.98 seconds he also snatched Scozzolis Meeting record (58.07) and remained in Bolzano for the first time under 58 seconds. Scozzoli finished second in 58.56 and missed to even record winner Thomas Rupprath (18 wins). Scozzoli carries on with 17 successes in Bolzano. Thomas Ceccon, the main actor on Saturday with meeting records over 50m and 100m butterfly won for the third time on Sunday over 100m butterfly in 51.89 seconds, and relegated Piero Codia in an exciting race on second place (51.97). The most successful female participant this year was Isabella Hindley, who made it to a total of four wins, after the 100m freestyle and 100m backstroke on Saturday, she also won the 50m backstroke and 50m freestyle 24 hours later. In the backstroke sprint, she relegated in 28.21 seconds the local Laura Letrari to the second place (28.40). Hindley won the Freestyle Sprint in 24.95. Elena Di Liddo got a double victory on the butterfly distances, and on Sunday she was also unrivalled over 100m butterfly race in 57.93. Pure showtime at the last race of the weekend, the men's 50m freestyle. Federico Bocchia literally flexed his muscles, taking a clear win in 21.65 seconds in front of Thomas Ceccon (22.11) and Beijing Olympic gold medal winner Cesar Cielo Filho who touched the wall in 22.16 and made it to the podium just ahead of 'Bomber' Marco Orsi (22,21).
Saturday, 02. November 2019
Two victories with a meeting record over 50m butterfly and 100m IM on the first day. - Martinenghi beats Scozzoli - home win for Laura Letrari
Thursday, 24. October 2019
Franca da Silva third top swimmer from Brazil at the Swimmeeting South Tyrol - Also local hero Stefano Ballo comes to Bolzano
Monday, 14. October 2019
Cielo and Scozzoli not the only ones: Guido, Orsi and Codia will come to Bolzano on November 2nd and 3rd for the Swimmeeting South Tyrol
Wednesday, 02. October 2019
Olympic champion Cesar Cielo is the star of the 23rd edition of the Swimmeeting Südtirol on 2nd and 3rd November - Fabio Scozzoli wants the record