Fabio Scozzoli Sets 26.7 Italian Dash Mark: A Ticket To 30th Birthday Party In Glasgow

Fabio Scozzoli - by Patrick B. Kraemer

Fabio Scozzoli’s advantage was 0.97sec – not bad given that the race for the Italian crown in the last day of action in Riccione was just the one lap on breaststroke. Her didn’t just beat the rest, he beat himself, so to speak: in 26.73, the champion once more took down the national record of 26.91 he set at world titles in Budapest last year and leapt up from 13th to 6th on the all-time global rankings. Elsewhere, Gregorio Paltrinieri kept the 1500 crown in 14:50; Simona Quadarella secured the distance sweep with a 4:06 in the 400m to add to her 800 and 1500m wins – and who’s that 12-year-old taking bronze behind Arianna Castiglione and Martina Carraro in the 50m breaststroke? Plus – international meet round-up from Swim Cup, Eindhoven and the Danish Open …

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Fabio Scozzoli’s advantage was 0.97sec – not bad given that the race for the Italian crown in the last day of action in Riccione was just the one lap on breaststroke. Her didn’t just beat the rest, he beat himself, so to speak: in 26.73, the champion once more took down the national record of 26.91 he set at world titles in Budapest last year and leapt up from 13th to 6th on the all-time global rankings. Elsewhere, Gregorio Paltrinieri kept the 1500 crown in 14:50; Simona Quadarella secured the distance sweep with a 4:06 in the 400m to add to her 800 and 1500m wins – and who’s that 12-year-old taking bronze behind Arianna Castiglione and Martina Carraro in the 50m breaststroke? Plus – international meet round-up from Swim Cup, Eindhoven and the Danish Open …

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