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Young Italian swimmers impress at the Carnevale della città di Viterbo

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Yesterday, the Carnevale della città di Viterbo took place in Viterbo at a 25 meter pool.  Organized by Larus Nuoto, a number of Italy’s best junior national swimmers took part as they tried to get the attention of Italian Paralympic swimming selectors.


Giacomo Carini swam the boys 200 meter butterfly in a time of 1’56″56.  In the boys 200 meter breaststroke, Nicolò Martinenghi finished in a time of 2’11″52.  There was some competition in the boys 200 meter backstroke event, with Fabio Laugeni putting up a time of 1’55″12.  The Fiamme Gialle / Larus Nuoto club swimmer edged out Lorenzo Glessi finished third with a time of  1’57″75. Francesco Bettella won the S1 50 backstroke in a time of 1’14”13. Marco Maria Dolfin won the SB5 100 meter breaststroke in a time of 1’40”89.

On the girls side, Giulia Verona put up a time of 2’26″55 in the 200 meter breaststroke. The girls 200 meter butterfly was competitive with SMGM Team Lombardia swimmer Emanuela Albenzi winning with a time of 2’09″21.  Ilaria Cusinato finished second with a time of 2’11″68.  The girls 800 meter freestyle was also competitive, with Sveva Schiazzano finishing first in a time of 8’37″27.  Linda Caponi finished third in a time of 8’43″80. Andrea Massussi won the S5 50 meter backstroke with a time of 00’42”26. Giulia Ghiretti won the girls SB4 100 breaststroke in a time of 1’53”81. Giulia Bellingeri participated in the girls SB7 100 breaststroke in a time of 2’18”82.  In the same race, Georgiana Bazdoaca had a time of 2’00”86.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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