Lisa Angiolini & Leonardo Deplano Book Tickets For Paris At Italian Olympic Trials

Lisa Angiolini of Italy competes in the 100m Breaststroke Women Semifinal during the 20th World Aquatics Championships at the Marine Messe Hall A in Fukuoka (Japan), July 24th, 2023.
Lisa Angiolini: Photo Courtesy: Andrea Masini / Deepbluemedia / Insidefoto

Lisa Angiolini & Leonardo Deplano Book Tickets For Paris At Italian Olympic Trials

Lisa Angiolini and Leonardo Deplano booked places on the Italy team for Paris 2024 at the Olympic trials in Riccione.

It’s the third stage of qualifying following last November’s Italian Open and the World Championships last month.

Should any slots remain after this week’s meet, then there will be a final chance to qualify at the Sette Colli Trophy in Rome in June.

Gregorio Paltrinieri, Thomas Ceccon, Alberto Razzetti, Nicolo Martinenghi, Alessandro Miressi, Lorenzo Zazzeri and Manuel Frigo have already booked their tickets among the men.

While Benedetta Pilato, Sara Franceschi and Simona Quadarella have also secured Olympic berths.

Angiolini booked a berth alongside Pilato in the 100m breaststroke, making up a deficit of 0.06 at the turn to overhaul Martina Carraro and stop the clock at 1:06.00, 0.30secs inside the qualification time.

Carraro (1:06.82) and Arianna Castiglioni (1:06.89) came in behind Angiolini.

Deplano won the men’s 50 free in 21.93 ahead of Giovanni Izzo (22.09) and Miressi (22.15) and although his winning time was outside the cut on the night, the two-time world relay silver medallist qualifies by virtue of his 21.81 at last month’s World Championships.

A 27.51 final 50 propelled Luca De Tullio past his brother Marco to take the 400 free in 3:47.09 to 3:47.15 with Davide Marchello third in 3:47.43.

However, none were inside the cut of 3:44.6.

Neither did Giacomo Carini’s winning 200 fly time of 1:56.19 book a place for Paris in an event missing Federico Burdisso, the Tokyo bronze medallist.

Francesci – already on the plane thanks to her bronze at the Doha worlds – won the women’s 400IM in 4:38.87 ahead of Francesca Fresia whose time of 4:38.93 was outside the cut.

Noemi Ceserano won the women’s 800 free in 8:36.73

A notable performace was delivered by Michele Lamberti in the non-Olympic men’s 50 back, winning in 24.47, 0.07 outside Ceccon’s Italian record of 24.40 set at the 2022 European Championships in Rome.

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