Olympic Selection Series: VIP Tickets For Paltrinieri & La Fede; Rest Face 3-Tier Trial

Gregorio Paltrinieri of Italy
Gregorio Paltrinieri of Italy by Patrick B. Kraemer

In the sixth part a series of articles on the wide gap in standards and selection processes for swimming at the Olympic Games, Italy comes into focus. Five medals at world titles this year – after five at Shanghai 2011 on the way to no medals at London 2012. Rio 2016 can be different – and Gregorio Paltrinieri is on a trajectory to make his first Olympic podium as Italy’s main challenge in solo events is to get its charges into finals. The selection process and time cuts is designed to deliver a team capable of doing just that

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In the sixth part a series of articles on the wide gap in standards and selection processes for swimming at the Olympic Games, Italy comes into focus. Five medals at world titles this year – after five at Shanghai 2011 on the way to no medals at London 2012. Rio 2016 can be different – and Gregorio Paltrinieri is on a trajectory to make his first Olympic podium as Italy’s main challenge in solo events is to get its charges into finals. The selection process and time cuts is designed to deliver a team capable of doing just that

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