Gregorio Paltrinieri, Simona Quadarella & Nicolo Martinenghi Among 36-Strong Italy Squad For Paris 2024

Gregorio Paltrinieri of Italy prepares to compete in the 800m Freestyle Men Final during the 20th World Aquatics Championships at the Marine Messe Hall A in Fukuoka (Japan), July 26th, 2023.
Gregorio Paltrinieri: Photo Courtesy: Andrea Masini / Deepbluemedia / Insidefoto

Gregorio Paltrinieri, Simona Quadarella & Nicolo Martinenghi Among 36-Strong Italy Squad For Paris 2024

Gregorio Paltrinieri, Nicolo Martinenghi and Simona Quadarella are among a 36-strong Italy team set for Paris 2024, three years after they made the individual podium at the Olympic Aquatic Centre in Tokyo.

Paltrinieri clinched silver in the 800 free while Martinenghi and Quadarella won bronze in the men’s 100m breaststroke and women’s 800 free respectively and the trio will make the trip to the French capital ahead of the Games.

Federico Burdisso won bronze in the 200 fly in Tokyo but he misses out this year with Giacomo Carini making the trip after winning the 200 fly in 1:54.34 at the Sette Colli meet last weekend, a time just 0.06 off Burdisso’s national record.

Women 50m Freestyle

Sara Curtis: Photo Courtesy: Istvan Derencsenyi/European Aquatics

Italy also won silver in the men’s 4×1 free and bronze in the men’s medley relay to leave Tokyo with six medals in the pool with Paltrinieri also claiming bronze in the 10k open water.

Five-time world medallist Benedetta Pilato is among 16 women selected with the 19-year-old set for her second Games, three years after being DQd in the 100m breaststroke.

She will be joined by fellow breaststroke specialist Lisa Angiolini although there’s no place for Martina Carraro who was seventh in Tokyo.

Thomas Ceccon, Alessandro Miressi and Alberto Razzetti are among 20 men selected to the team.

Paltrinieri and Ginevra Taddeucci will compete in both the pool and open water.

Three 17-year-olds will compete at the European Junior Championships in Lithuania next week before heading to Paris.

Sara Curtis set a European junior 50 free record and Italian standard of 24.56 at the Italian Championships in March and she will travel to Vilnius for the meet running from 2-7 July with Alessandro Ragaini and Carlos D’Ambrosio, the trio all 17.

Italy squad for the pool programme at Paris 2024


Lisa Angiolini (Carabinieri / Virtus Buonconvento)
Matilde Biagiotti (Fiamme Oro / RN Florentia)
Costanza Cocconcelli (Fiamme Gialle / NC Azzurra)
Sara Curtis (CS Roero)
Giulia D’Innocenzo (Carabinieri / CC Aniene)
Francesca Fangio (Army / In Sport)
Sara Franceschi (Fiamme Gialle / Livorno Aquatics)
Emma Virginia Menicucci (Army / CC Aniene)
Sofia Morini (Army / NC Azzurra 91)
Margherita Panziera (Fiamme Oro / CC Aniene)
Benedetta Pilato (Fiamme Oro / CC Aniene)
Simona Quadarella (CC Aniene)
Giulia Ramatelli (Army / Aurelia Nuoto)
Viola Scotto di Carlo (Napoli Nuoto)
Ginevra Taddeucci (Fiamme Oro / CC Napoli)
Chiara Tarantino (Fiamme Gialle / In Sport)


Giacomo Carini (Fiamme Gialle / Canottieri Vittorino da Feltre)
Giovanni Caserta (Army / In Sport)
Thomas Ceccon (Fiamme Oro / Leosport Nice Footwear)
Paolo Conte Bonin (Fiamme Oro / Team Veneto)
Carlos D’Ambrosio (Fondazione Bentegodi)
Luca De Tullio (Fiamme Oro / CC Aniene)
Marco De Tullio (CC Aniene)
Leonardo Deplano (Carabinieri / CC Aniene)
Manuel Frigo (Fiamme Oro / Team Veneto)
Matteo Lamberti (Carabinieri / GAM Team)
Michele Lamberti (Fiamme Gialle / GAM Team)
Nicolò Martinenghi (CC Aniene)
Filippo Megli (Carabinieri / RN Florentia)
Alessandro Miressi (Fiamme Oro / CN Torino)
Gregorio Paltrinieri (Fiamme Oro / Coopernuoto)
Alessandro Ragaini (Carabinieri / Team Marche)
Alberto Razzetti (Fiamme Gialle / Genova Nuoto My Sport)
Matteo Restivo (Carabinieri / RN Florentia)
Ludovico Blu Art Viberti (Fiamme Oro / CN Torino)
Lorenzo Zazzeri (Army / RN Florentia)

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