Europeans: in the 1,500 Paltrinieri is the best in the heats, also Martinenghi and Zazzeri ok

In Kazan, the Olympian aims to defend the 2019 title in the short course. But watch out for the German Wellbrock. In the 200 back Panziera ahead with the 4th time

Stefano Arcobelli

Gregorio Paltrinieri is already first at the European Championships in Kazan in short course. The Rio Olympian, who is also world record holder of the 1500 from 25 meters and has already been world champion, aims tomorrow to defend the 2019 title in Glasgow, where he beat Ukrainian Misha Romanchuk. This time the rival is the German Florian Wellbrock, two-time long course world champion, 10 km Olympic champion and bronze medalist in 1500 in Tokyo in front of Greg. This time the comparison moves to the 60 laps: Greg in the comparison of the long distance heats swims almost two seconds less, in 14’27 ”. Domenico Acerenza is also in the running for a medal, third in the heats ahead of the French Damien Joly.

PANZIERA The second morning of the heats at the short-course European Championships opens with the 200 women backstroke: Margherita Panziera sets the fourth time in 2’06 “64 behind the Dutch Kira Toussaint (2’06” 17), the Norwegian Ingeborg Loeyning (2’06 “22) and 2002 Austrian Lena Grabovski (2’06” 51). With the European long course champion Federica Toma (2002), author of the staff in 2’07 ”76 (she was 2’10” 02), arrives in the semifinals. A significant progress, while Erika Gaetani (04) comes out with the 16th time after 2’08 ”48, overtaken to 17th place in Italy all time by Toma. A control test for Panziera: the final will be tomorrow.

SPRINT LIGHT BLUE In the internal selection of the 50 men’s freestyle, Lorenzo Zazzeri is the fastest in 20 “92, the thirty-year-old Marco Orsi advances to the semifinal with the seventh time in 21” 23: Alessandro Miressi comes out, 14th in 21 “4, and Leonardo Deplano 16 ° in 21 ”47. The bomber from Bologna at 30 and after his 30th career medal yesterday in the relay, attention is regained: for the series, they are still there. Ilaria Bianchi, medalist in the short course in the 200 butterfly even if she is a centista, starts from an 8th time in 2’11 “24, and with her reaches the semifinal Alessia Polieri (back from fourth place in the 400 medley) in 2’13 “29. The fastest is the Russian Chimrova in 2’05 ”63.

FAST FROGS In the men’s 100 breaststroke – awaiting tonight’s women’s final with Arianna Castiglioni and Martina Carraro – there is already a long-distance battle between the world record holder, the Belarusian Ilya Shymanovich (56 “04), the Olympic bronze medalist Nicolò Martinenghi (56” 39) and the Olympic silver medal, the Dutch Arno Kamminga (56 “42), while at 33 years old, Fabio Scozzoli in 56” 93 the young Alessandro Pinzuti (sparring by Martinenghi), author of 57 “58, and Federico Poggio (58 “38). In the women’s 100 mixed medals that the Swedish Sarah Sjostrom (58 ”65) is already in the lead, Costanza Cocconcelli is sixth in 59” 30 (her Italian record of 58 ”45). Second time for the men’s mixed relay that saw Thomas Ceccon in the water. Tonight Simona Quadarella expected in the 800s.

Batteries today – Men, 50 sl: 1. Zazzeri 20 ”92, 2. De Boer (Ola) e Szabo (Ung) 21” 02, 7. Orsi 21 ”23, 14. Miressi 21” 41, 16. Deplano 21 ”47.

1500 sl: 1. Paltrinieri 14’27 ”35 (3’46” 85, 7’39 ”79, 11’32” 34), 2. Wellbrock (Ger) 14’29 ”59 (3’48” 51, 7 ’41 ”09, 11’35” 07), 3. Acerenza 14’32 ”56, 4. Joly (Fra) 14’35” 98. 100 frogs: 1. Shymanovich (Bie) 56 ”04, 2. Martinenghi 56” 39, 3. Kamminga (Ola) 56 ”42, 5. Scozzoli 56” 93, 9. Pinzuti 57 ”58, 23. Poggio 58” 38 .

4×50 mx: 1. Russia 1’32 ”69 (Samusenko 23” 09, Semyaninov 26 ”02, Markov 22” 48, Fesikov 21 ”10), 2. Italy 1’32” 98 (Mora 23 ”21, Poggio 26” 86, Ceccon 21 ”99, Deplano 20” 92), 3. Turkey 1’33 ”06.

Women 200 back: 1. Toussaint (Ola) 2’06 ”17, 2. Loeyning (Nor) 2’06” 22, 3. Grabowski (Aut) 2’06 ”51, 4. Panziera 2’06” 54, 12. Toma 2’07 ”76, 16. Gaetani 2’08” 48.

200 butterfly: 1. Chimrova (Rus) 2’05 “63, 2. Bach (Dan) 2’06” 49, 3. Hufnagl (Aut) 2’09 “53, 4. Jakabos (Ung) 2’09” 63 , 8. Whites 2’11 “24, 13. Polieri 2’13” 29. 100 mx: 1. Sjostrom (Sve) 58 ”65, 2. Shvaeva (Rus) 58” 99, 3. Steenbergen (Ola) 59 ”08, 6. Cocconcelli 59” 30.

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Europeans: in the 1,500 Paltrinieri is the best in the heats, also Martinenghi and Zazzeri ok

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