After Facing Peaty, Martinenghi Chases Sweep At 50th Birthday Of European Juniors

Nicolo Martinenghi faces Adam Peaty in Rome - by Gian Mattia D'Alberto / lapresse - for Arena

The eve of a 50th birthday party in swimming: the European Junior Championships, the birthing pool of champions about to make it to half century young when action gets underway tomorrow in Netanya, Israel. Its real world but like the Peter Pans, Alice’s and cartoon characters of our conscience, the continental junior showcase never grows old: it started in Linköping, Sweden in August 1967 and ever since has charted the progress of each passing wave of youth swimmers on their way to senior waters and many an Olympic final and podium ever since. Ones to watch

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The eve of a 50th birthday party in swimming: the European Junior Championships, the birthing pool of champions about to make it to half century young when action gets underway tomorrow in Netanya, Israel. Its real world but like the Peter Pans, Alice’s and cartoon characters of our conscience, the continental junior showcase never grows old: it started in Linköping, Sweden in August 1967 and ever since has charted the progress of each passing wave of youth swimmers on their way to senior waters and many an Olympic final and podium ever since. Ones to watch

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