European Championships: Tokyo Bronze Medallist Federico Burdisso Out Of 200 Fly Under Two-Per-Nation Rule

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Federico Burdisso - Photo Courtesy: FINA / Budapest 2019

Federico Burdisso didn’t progress from the 200 fly prelims under the two-per-nation rule on day five of the European Championships in Rome.

The Olympic bronze medallist was fifth overall but third Italian behind Alberto Razzetti and Giacomo Carini and so bowed out at the Foro Italico.

Similarly in the men’s 50 breaststroke, Italians filled the top four slots but only the top two – Nicolo Martinenghi and Simone Cerasuolo – went through.

Florian Wellbrock reached the 1500m freestyle final in sixth in his first appearance since the World Championships in Budapest.

Women’s 50m freestyle

Sjostrom was in the final heat of five and stopped the clock at 24.50, despite a glide into the wall, to lead the field into the semis.

The Swede spearheaded four women inside 25secs – Katarzyna Wasick (24.61), Valerie van Roon (24.86) and Silvia di Pietro (24.87).

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Men’s 50m breaststroke

The depth of Italian men’s breaststroke meant there had to be fast morning swims to ensure progress to the semis.

Nicolo Martinenghi, European and world champion over 100m, went in the final prelim knowing two of his teammates had posted 26.85 and 26.89.

He clocked 26.71 to qualify with Simone Cerasuolo (26.85) but there was no further progress for Fabio Scozzoli (26.89) or Federico Poggio (27.07) with the Italian quartet occupying the top four slots but the two-per-nation rule being applied.

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Women’s 100m backstroke

Reigning champion Kathleen Dawson isn’t in Rome as she continues her recovery from injury with Kira Toussaint, who was relegated from silver to fourth following a reswim after the first final was declared void in Budapest, topping the qualifiers in 59.59, the only woman inside a minute.

Britain’s Medi Harris was next through in 1:00.15 with Italian duo Silvia Scala (1:00.28) and Margherita Panziera (1:00.33) also progressing.

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Men’s 200m butterfly

Kristof Milak returned from his 100 fly victory on Sunday evening and went in the final heat to post 1:54.97 and top qualification where again the two-per-nation rule raised its head for the host nation.

Alberto Razzetti (1:55.44) and Giacomo Carini (1:55.57) both progressed but Olympic bronze medallist Federico Burdisso didn’t make it through after finishing third among Italians in 1:56.10.

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Women’s 200m individual medley

Anastasia Gorbenko became the first Israeli to win a European title last time out in Budapest and she safely negotiated the heats in 2:13.12.

Sara Franceschi (2:13.58) was next swiftest followed by Katinka Hosszu (2:13.79), who won five straight titles before finishing third last time out in Budapest.

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Mixed 4×100 Freestyle Relay

France led the way in 3:26.19 ahead of reigning champions Britain (3:26.79) and Italy (3:27.03).

Sjostrom anchored Sweden to sixth in 3:28.39.

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Men’s 1500m freestyle

Romanchuk, who finished fourth in the 800, was the only man inside 15mins in the longest race in the pool in 14:58.20.

Damien Joly (15:01.44) and Paltrinieri (15:01.74) were next with Wellbrock sixth in 15:06.18).

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