Italy’s Matteo Rivolta touched out countryman Piero Codia for the win in the men’s 100 fly at the European Championships for Italy’s first gold of the meet and an impressive 1-2 finish.
Rivolta finished in 49.93, just three hundredths ahead of Codia. Close behind was Marius Kusch, and his time of 50.01 was good enough for bronze.
Russia’s Aleksandr Sadovnikov just missed the medals with his time of 50.19. Places five through eight were occupied by the Netherlands’ Joeri Verlinden (50.25), Russia’s Aleksandr Kharlanov (50.29), Poland’s Konrad Czerniak (50.31) and Belarus’ Yauhen Tsurkin (50.77), respectively.