Nicolo Martinenghi Breaks Another World Junior Record in 100 Breast

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Italian teenager Nicolo Martinenghi broke his second World Junior Record in two days at Italian Nationals, this time lowering the mark in the men’s 100 breast.

Martinenghi finished in a time of 59.46 to take down Wang Lizhuo’s mark of 59.64 set just over one year earlier at China’s National Championships. Martinenghi just missed breaking the Italian record in the event as well, as he was just short of Fabio Scozolli’s national mark of 59.42.

After winning the 50 breast in World Junior Record time one day earlier, Martinenghi has now qualified for the World Championships in Budapest in a second event. Incidentally, Scozolli joined Martinenghi under the FINA “A” time standard in the 100 breast, finishing in 1:00.12, and he, too, qualified for Budapest. Andrea Toniato finished third in the race in 1:00.96.

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Author: David Rieder

David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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