Steffen Deibler, Natalie Coughlin Collect Third Titles at Bolzano International Swim Meeting

BOLZANO, Italy, November 10. GERMANY’s Steffen Deibler and USA’s Natalie Coughlin both earned third titles at the Bolzano International Swim Meeting today in the fun-filled short course meter competition.

Germany’s Steffen Deibler collected his third title of the meet with a 51.37 in the men’s 100 fly. He’s been much faster with a third-ranked 49.38 from the Eindhoven stop of the FINA World Cup, but his time was more than enough to hold off Hungary’s Laszlo Cseh’s second-place 52.69. Italy’s Piero Codia wound up third in 52.86.

USA’s Natalie Coughlin also earned her third win of the two-day sprint extravaganza with a 24.61 in the 50 free. USA’s Madison Kennedy took second in 24.69, while Bahamas’ Ariana Vanderpool-Wallace touched third in 25.08 with all the top three swimmers based in the U.S.

Austria’s Birgit Koschischek took home the women’s 100 fly to start day two with a 59.39, while Italy’s Elena Di Liddo snared second in 59.69. Great Britain’s Georgia Barton rounded out the sub 1:00 times with a 59.99 for third.

Italy’s Elena Gemo secured a close victory in the women’s 50 back with a 28.09, while Germany’s Doris Eichhorn touched just behind with a second-place 28.13. Great Britain’s Rachel Lefley earned third-place honors in 28.44. USA’s Adam Mania followed suit with a 24.42 to win the men’s 50 back. Italy’s Niccolo Bonacchi finished second in 25.23, while Czech’s Thomas Plevko pocketed third place in 26.23.

USA’s Katie Meili hit the wall in 1:06.40 to win the women’s 100 breast, just a second outside the top 10 in the world. Italy’s Giulia De Ascentis placed second in 1:07.40, while Italy’s Lisa Fissneider touched third in 1:07.66. Great Britain’s Chris Steeples topped the men’s 100 breast in 59.77. Slovakia’s Tomas Klobucnik picked up second in 1:00.24, while Russia’s Stanislav Lakhtyukhov earned third in 1:00.33.

USA’s Cullen Jones snared the final title on offer with a 22.05 to win the men’s 50 free. Czech’s Thomas Plevko earned his second medal of the night with a second-place 22.14, while Deibler touched third in 22.23.

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