Italian swimming champion Federica Pellegrini has won her last race, the 200m freestyle in Riccione on 30 November, before retiring from a record-breaking career. The star, known as La Divina, did not hide her tears before undertaking her final race and was given a standing ovation when she won. Pellegrini then convinced Giovanni Malagò, president...

Italy is a record-breaker at the European Short-Course Swimming Championships in Kazan: the Italian expedition closes the event with a total of 35 medals, even 11 on the last day of competition. The gold medals of the last day come from Gregorio Paltrinieri, Marco Orsi and Arianna Castiglioni, then silver medals for Benedetta Pilato, Lorenzo Mora,...

Alberto Razzetti performed a surreal magic on the 200 meter butterfly at the European Championships 2021 and became European Champion. The Italian invented a masterpiece of rare beauty in Kazan (Russia), triumphing with a peremptory 1:50.24, demolishing nine tenths of the previous Italian record (his 1:51.15 signed last September 24 in Naples on th...

Yesterday at the European Swimming Championships in Kazan, Russia, could not have ended without a gold medal. The first step of the podium was taken by Nicolò Martinenghi, who won the 100 meter breaststroke final, with an exceptional performance that allowed him to set an Italian record. Fifth Fabio Scozzoli. Shortly afterwards, the bronze medal in...

Italy's magical moment continues at the European Short-Term Swimming Championships underway in Kazan, Russia. After yesterday's four medals, the Italian swimmers continue to give emotions and successes and today they bring home five. In particular, the Genoese Martina Carraro, who won the gold medal in the 100 meter breaststroke, did a great job. F...

It’s a calm warm Friday morning in mid-September — 70 swimmers dive into the waters of Lone Star Lake for a 5k swim at the CSCAA Open Water Championship in Lawrence, Kansas.  For freshman swimmer Ilaria Murzilli, this wasn’t her first time swimming a 5k. But, where she once saw the ocean floor, this time around she only saw darkness.  From that cam...

With still one day of competitions to go, Italy accelerates its sprint in the general medals table of the SUDS Open Euro TriGames - competition for Athletes with Down Syndrome - thanks to athletics and synchronized swimming. Moreover, the medals were accompanied by two world records signed by Nicole Orlando. The "Azzurra" retouched the record in th...

Gary Hunt and Rhiannan Iffland took another big step towards retaining their Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series titles at the Puglia stop on Tuesday afternoon, leaping into the lead after two rounds as they look to wrap things up with one stop to spare. A win for Hunt at this penultimate stop would secure him his ninth King Kahekili Trophy, while I...

Italy wins a lot of medals also in the last day of the Finswimming World Championships 2021 in Santa Marta (Colombia). Our team has, in fact, won two more medals. The first one with Mara Zaghet, who becomes world champion in the 1000 meters monofin, and with Davide Campagnoli, Consuelo Dametto, Leonardo Grimaudo and Carolina Trocca, who get the bro...

After the victory of the European Football Championship and the extraordinary results obtained at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, this incredible Italian summer ended with another amazing sporting success, the one obtained by the unbeatable Italian athletes at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. An extraordinary feat, because with only 113 athletes, Italy...