REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP – LAZIO
This report initially appeared on SwimSwam Italia.
A cat-and-mouse sport of types continues to unfold this week in Italy between the youngsters Lorenzo Galossi and Davide Passafaro. The 14- and 13-year-old, respectively, have traded spectacular 100m freestyle performances forwards and backwards whereas competing at their regional championships.
Earlier this week Galossi clocked an enormous lifetime better of 52.76 to take his meet’s 100m freestyle title, overtaking his earlier career-quickest of 55.61. His time surpassed the earlier Italian Age Report held by Federico Burdisso, which stood at 53.63 from 2015.
Answering Galossi’s efficiency was Passafaro, who, at simply 13 years of age, crushed a time of 52.42 for a brand new lifetime greatest. Splits for Passafaro’s new 52.42 age document included 25.34/27.08, destroying his earlier lifetime better of 56.12 from this similar meet in 2019.
Flash ahead to at present and Galossi performed for retains, delving into the sub-52-second territory for the primary time in his younger profession.
As lead-off on his squads 4x100m freestyle relay, Galossi threw down a large 51.62 to surge his crew to the lead and decrease the Italian Age Report for 14-year-olds as soon as once more.
Splits for Galossi’s swim aren’t but accessible. However, for perspective his 51.62 at 14 years of age would rank him third amongst American males within the 13-14 age group all-time. Solely Michael Andrew and Noel Strauss, with respective outings of 51.30 and 51.59 have been quicker.
Inside Europe, once more at simply 14, Galossi’s 51.62 ranks him simply exterior the highest 25 swimmers within the 18&U class for 2020.
Moreover, Galossi clocked a brand new Age Report within the 200m free as a relay lead-off at present as effectively. It was three days in the past he nailed a gap cut up of 1:53.58 to develop into his nation’s quickest 14-year-old ever. Nevertheless, this morning he fired off an excellent faster 1:52.39 within the lead-off position to astonish as soon as once more.
His lead-off would rank him because the 2nd quickest American aged 13-14-year-old ever and the quickest since Troy Daley‘s 1:49.50 from means again in 1991. Since then, solely American Dare Rose has been in the identical ballpark, producing a time of 1:53.30 as a 13-14-year-old.
Inside Europe, Galossi’s 1:52.39 now inserts him into slot #18 amongst 18&U swimmers for 2020.
With at present’s outcomes, Galossi now owns the Italian Age Report throughout the 100/200/400 meters freestyle.
Video of Galossi’s 100m freestyle lead-off is beneath: