Alessandro Miressi Takes Down Scott, Metella for 100 Free Gold in 48.01

Italy’s Alessandro Miressi pulled away from a bunched-up field over the final 15 meters to capture gold in the men’s 100 free. Miressi topped Great Britain’s Duncan Scott, who grabbed the silver medal in 48.23, as well as French bronze medalist Mehdy Metella (48.24).

Missing from the final was the No. 1-ranked swimmer in the world, Russia’s Vladimir Morozov. Morozov has been as quick as 47.75 this year, but he missed the semi-finals in the event after two Russians qualified ahead of him. One of those Russians, Vladislav Grinev, finished fourth in 48.36.

Others in the final included Italy’s Luca Dotto (48.45), Hungary’s Nandor Nemeth (48.55), Ukraine’s Sergii Shevtsov (48.74) and Croatia’s Bruno Blaskovic (49.02).

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Author: David Rieder

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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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