Mixed silver relay! 1000th medal for Italy at the European Championships

Mixed silver relay! 1000th medal for Italy at the European Championships
Mixed silver relay! 1000th medal for Italy at the European Championships

The 3rd medal of the day for Italy in swimming has arrived with the medal table that has now reached 24. Di Pietro and Costanza Cocconcelli. Silver for the 4 blue ensigns, who took home the thousandth medal of all time for our swimming in all continental tournaments.

The fifth day of competition ends with a bang Kazan Europeans for theItaly. In fact, the third medal today for our athletes arrived at the last minute with the medal table that has now reached 24. the 4 × 50 freestyle mixed relayor of Italy composed by Alessandro Miressi, Lorenzo Zazzeri, Silvia Di Pietro and Costanza Cocconcelli. Silver for the 4 blue ensigns, who took home the thousandth medal of all time for our swimming in all the European championships since 1927.

Second place therefore for the Italian quartet that shares the second step of the podium with Russia behind the super Holland which recorded the best time. Alessandro Miressi and Lorenzo Zazzeri got off to a good start in the first two stages, with Silvia di Pietro and Costanza Cocconcelli who then completed the job by securing the medal in a head-to-head final with the Russian athlete. In closing, therefore, they won in 1’28 “93, ahead of the Italian-Russian tandem in 1’29” 40.

In Kazan it was another day of glory for Italy that he had won before the relay, two other medals with Matteo Rivola and Thomas Ceccon. The first won the silver, complete with an Italian record, and the second the bronze in the men’s 50 meter butterfly race. The total number of medals won by Italy therefore rises to 24, which further detaches the spoils obtained in Glasgow, when 20 medals arrived. Currently our representative can count on 4 golds, 13 silvers and 7 bronzes, behind Russia and Holland. And now there are 1000 medals won overall in the history of Italian swimming at the European Championships: 333 golds, 306 silvers and 361 bronzes.

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