Italian Olympian Mitch D'Arrigo Changing Sports Citizenship To USA; Eligible For WUGs

Jun 30, 2017 1221

One of the more intriguing questions about the U.S. Nationals psych sheets has been answered: Italian national Mitch D’Arrigo will be transitioning his sports citizenship to the United States for this summer. He won’t be able to make the switch in time for the World Championships, but could earn a spot on the United States World University Games roster this summer.

D’Arrigo appeared on the psych sheets with an asterisk, typically denoting a foreign swimmer. However, this year’s Nationals are not an “open” event, meaning D’Arrigo needed approval from USA Swimming National Team Director Frank Busch to gain entry to the meet. We reached out to USA Swimming for more information, and they got back to us this morning with the news that D’Arrigo is making the leap to the United States for his international sporting citizenship.

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