It wasn’t a great test, but the important thing was to qualify for the 4×100 freestyle world final and the latter arrived. In Budapest, the blue quartet of Alessandro Merisi, Thomas Ciccone, Lorenzo Zazzeri and Manuel Frigo finished the first qualifier in third place with a time of 3:13.13, A time trial that earned him sixth place overall. Particularly noteworthy is the lack of brilliance of the 100 Alessandro Merisi.
The best time for batteries was in the US, which finished with Hunter Armstrong, Ryan Held, Justin Ress and Brooks Curry at 3’10″ 80. Australia finished second at 3’11” 97, while Hungary came third at 3’12″ 38.
Swimming, Thomas would immediately convince in the world championships: the Italian record in 50 butterfly and the second time in the qualifiers!
The top five were completed by Great Britain, winner of the Italian battery with a time of 3.12.55 and author of the fourth best overall performance, and Canada, fifth in 3:13.08. The others qualified for the final in addition to Italy (6th), Brazil (3:13.76) and Serbia (3:14.26). Appointment for the last semester today at 19:36.
Photo: La Presse
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