20-Yr-Outdated Sofia Morini Rises to the Prime of



Three new names have joined consideration for the Italian roster for the upcoming World Championships to this point in two days of the 2023 Sette Colli Trophy. That listing features a medal contender and a rising younger expertise within the girls’s dash occasions.

Alessandro Miressi, who was eighth eventually yr’s World Championships within the 100 free, swam 48.27 at Sette Colli on Saturday. That’s greater than three tenths higher than he swam on the Italian Championships within the spring.

The novel title is that of Sofia Morini. The 20-year-old swam 54.21 in finals to dip beneath the “A” customary. That point makes her the quickest Italian lady within the 100 free to this point this yr, leaping Chiara Tarantino’s 54.40 from April.

Giacomo Carini, who positioned twelfth at Worlds final yr within the 200 fly, swam 1:55.72 at Sette Colli. That was slightly-slower than he was at Nationals, however was once more beneath the “A” reduce. The “A” reduce at nationals alone didn’t assure a spot at Worlds.

Italy, a rustic that during the last half-decade has bullied its manner among the many greatest swimming international locations on the planet, underwent a change of management earlier this yr after Paolo Barelli was suspended by World Aquatics, and with the brand new management has come a nebulous and sophisticated new qualifying system.

Swimmers who hit Italy’s particular, higher-than-A-cut, time customary at April’s Nationwide Championships, have been chosen to the workforce.

After that, issues change into trickier. Swimmers who hit “A” requirements at this Settecolli meet are capable of qualify for “consideration” for choice to the World Championships, however finally it will likely be on the discretion of Nationwide Group coach Cesare Butini to finish the roster – together with awarding relay slots.

It’s not but clear what requirements he’ll use to pick swimmers. Miressi, one of many stars of the Italian workforce and an important relay leg, looks as if a shoe-in. Morini’s alternative looks as if a smart transfer to help a rising expertise in a historic weak point for the Italian girls.

The most important query mark is that of Carini. He was third at Nationals behind Alberto Razzetti (1:54.98) and Federico Burdisso (1:55.61). Razzetti’s spot was assured with that swim, however neither Burdisso or Carini have been beneath the choice customary at that meet.

Burdisso didn’t swim at Sette Colli however is the Olympic bronze medalist within the occasion and has a sooner time in 2023.

The 12 swimmers who posted qualifying instances at Italian Nationals in April are under:


  1. Simona Quadarella 400m free 4:05.83/ 800m free 8:21.14/1500m free 15:53.29
  2. Lisa Angiolini 100m breast 1:06.18
  3. Sara Franceschi 400m IM 4:35.98/200m IM 2:10.05
  4. Benedetta Pilato 50m breast 30.08
  5. Margherita Panziera 200m again 2:08.12


  1. Marco De Tullio 400m free 3:44.69
  2. Alberto Razzetti 200m fly 1:54.98
  3. Leonardo Deplano  50m free 21.89
  4. Thomas Ceccon 100m again 53.36
  5. Federico Poggio 100m breast 58.76
  6. Nicolo Martinenghi 100m breast 59.06
  7. Matteo Restivo 200m again 1:56.96


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