Fabio Scozzoli Takes Down European Record, Wins 50 Breast Gold

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After Kirill Prigoda tied Fabio Scozzoli’s European record in the men’s 50 breast semi-finals, Scozzoli came back just an hour later to lower the record and win a European title.

Italy’s Scozzoli won the event in 25.62, six hundredths ahead of Russia’s Prigoda, in 25.68. And then Prigoda was just two hundredths ahead of Great Britain’s Adam Peaty, who took the bronze in 25.70.

All three men beat the previous European record, first set by Scozzoli in 2013 and then tied by Prigoda in the semi-finals.

Germany’s Fabian Schwingenschlogl took fourth in 25.99, followed by Belarus’ Ilya Shymanovich (26.02), Slovenia’s Peter John Stevens (26.11), Turkey’s Huseyin Emre Sakci (26.19) and Italy’s Nicolo Martinenghi (26.48).

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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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