ITALY ANNOUNCE STRONG SWIMMING TEAM FOR ROMA 2022
The nation's swimming team that will host the 36th European Aquatics Championships has been
announced. There are 58 athletes who have been called up to join the Italian squad, 34 men and 24
women: from the team’s youngest swimmer Lorenzo Galossi, born in 2006, to captain Fabio Scozzoli, who
will turn 34 years old on 4 August.
The men’s 100m backstroke world record holder Thomas Ceccon, the Olympic champion and European record holder in the 800m and 1500m freestyle Gregorio Paltrinieri, the men's and women's number one breaststroke swimmers Nicolò Martinenghi and Benedetta Pilato, who is also European record holder in the 50m breaststroke, and the 4×100m mixed relay gold medallists Federico Burdisso and Alessandro Miressi could not be missing from the list. Simona Quadarella, born in Rome, will swim in front of her own public to defend her European title in the 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyle.
There will be many young emerging talents, including twins Antonietta and Noemi Cesarano, Antonella Crispino, Sofia Morini, and Chiara Tarantino, born in 2003. Luca Pizzini, Ilaria Bianchi, Martina Rita Caramignoli, Martina Carraro and the Roman Silvia Di Pietro will return to competing in the swimming pool of the Stadio del Nuoto, after the 2009 world championships.
At Roma 2022 Italy's goal is to get the backing of home support to jump on the success started at the
Budapest world championships, where the Azzurri of swimming earned first place in the medal table among
European nations and third overall behind the United States and China.
The Italian swimming team for Roma 2022
Domenico Acerenza, Alessandro Bori, Federico Burdisso, Giacomo Carini, Andrea Castello, Thomas Ceccon, Simone Cerasuolo, Matteo Ciampi, Piero Codia, Luca De Tullio, Marco De Tullio, Leonardo Deplano, Gabriele Detti, Stefano Di Cola, Luca Dotto, Claudio Faraci, Manuel Frigo, Lorenzo Galossi, Lorenzo Gargani, Michele Lamberti, Nicolò Martinenghi, Pierandrea Matteazzi, Filippo Megli, Alessandro Miressi, Lorenzo Mora, Gregorio Paltrinieri, Luca Pizzini, Federico Poggio, Alberto Razzetti, Matteo Restivo, Matteo Rivolta, Fabio Scozzoli, Simone Stefanì, Lorenzo Zazzeri
Lisa Angiolini, Ilaria Bianchi, Linda Caponi, Martina Caramignoli, Martina Carraro, Arianna Castiglioni, Antonietta Cesarano, Noemi Cesarano, Costanza Cocconcelli, Antonella Crispino, Ilaria Cusinato, Elena Di Liddo, Silvia Di Pietro, Francesca Fangio, Sara Franceschi, Francesca Fresia, Alice Mizzau, Sofia Morini, Margherita Panziera, Benedetta Pilato, Simona Quadarella, Silvia Scalia, Chiara Tarantino, Federica Toma
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