Marco Orsi Earns Italian Men’s Second Gold of the Night With 100 IM Victory

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After Luca Dotto won the 100 freestyle, the Italian men took their second gold in a row at the 2017 European Short Course Championships. Marco Orsi led three men under 52 seconds in the 100 IM. He stopped the clock in 51.76 to earn gold. Russia’s Sergei Fesikov earned silver in 51.94. Powered by the fastest final 50 meters in the field the Netherlands’ Kyle Stolk cleared 52 with his 51.99.

Belgian Emmanuel Vanluchene was fourth with a 52.75 and Israel’s Yakov Yan Toumarkin finished fifth in 52.91.

Wrapping up the final heat were Bernhard Reitshammer of Austria (53.01), Poland’s Michal Chudy (53.02), and Italy’s Simone Geni (53.15).

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Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and the High School Content Manager at Swimming World. She was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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