Rivolta’s 3rd Record; Pellegrini’s Anti-Mafia Protest

Federica Pellegrini [photo: Aniko Kovacs]

For the third time in a month, Matteo Rivolta has taken down the Italian 100m butterfly short-course record, a 50.77 effort keeping at bay Olympic silver medallist Evgeny Korotyshkin (RUS), on 52.32. If Rivolta, 9th in the world this season with today’s effort, produced the record, the revolt at the meet ran deeper. On a weekend when Federica Pellegrini won the 100m back in 58.80 and the 200m free in 1.56.08, she joined members of the international ADN Swim Project squad, others at the meet and Italian sports stars beyond the pool in an online web protest campaign against the Camorra, an Italian Mafia-type crime syndicate

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For the third time in a month, Matteo Rivolta has taken down the Italian 100m butterfly short-course record, a 50.77 effort keeping at bay Olympic silver medallist Evgeny Korotyshkin (RUS), on 52.32. If Rivolta, 9th in the world this season with today’s effort, produced the record, the revolt at the meet ran deeper. On a weekend when Federica Pellegrini won the 100m back in 58.80 and the 200m free in 1.56.08, she joined members of the international ADN Swim Project squad, others at the meet and Italian sports stars beyond the pool in an online web protest campaign against the Camorra, an Italian Mafia-type crime syndicate

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Franco Bonavia

“In Tokyo.…the president of the Italian federation handed out medals without Italian swimmers” was a great comment Craig. Is this another Italian Mafia-type syndicate? As Italian, and loving this sport, I hope the president will be informed to give us his explanation.

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