Italian 100 Again NR-Holder Thomas Ceccon Will Pursue 100 Butterfly for Olympics

Italian nationwide report holder Thomas Ceccon advised SwimSwam in an unique interview that he intends on including the 100 butterfly to his slate on the Italian Nationwide Championships, concentrating on qualification for the 2021 Olympic Video games. 

“I’d wish to say it right here as a result of I don’t suppose anybody is aware of, I need to attempt to make the time within the 100 fly,” Ceccon mentioned in an interview with SwimSwam Italia‘s Agalia Pezzato. “I’m going respectable in butterfly and it’s a time that I really feel like I can do.”

Italy’s qualification customary within the 100 butterfly for the Olympic Video games at present stands at a 51.50. Though Ceccon’s finest time at present stands at a 52.36 from December, he has proven the velocity essential to get underneath the qualifying mark. In late January, he threw down a brand new Italian Nationwide File within the 50 SCM butterfly, posting a time of twenty-two.63. 

The Italian Nationwide Championships will function the nation’s ultimate Olympic qualifying alternative. The meet is about to happen between March twenty seventh and thirty first in Riccione. 

At solely 19 years previous, Ceccon is already certified to signify Italy on the 2021 Olympic Video games, holding a qualifying time within the 100 backstroke of 52.84. His time additionally stands because the Italian Nationwide File in that race in lengthy course.

Including the 100 butterfly to his occasion slate leaves Ceccon with a probably busy schedule in Tokyo this summer season. If he makes the group within the 100 butterfly, along with swimming the 100 backstroke, the boys’s 400 medley relay, the combined 400 medley relay, and the 400 freestyle relay that he’s anticipated to be named to, his schedule will go as follows: 

  • July 24, 2021
  • July 25, 2021
    • 19:00-21:30 Heats
      • Males 100m Backstroke
      • Males 4x100m Freestyle Relay
  • July 26, 2021
    • 10:30-12:30 Semi-Finals & Finals
      • Males 100m Backstroke Semi-Closing
      • Males 4x100m Freestyle Relay Closing
  • July 27, 2021 
    • 10:30-12:30 Semi-Finals & Finals
      • Males 100m Backstroke Closing
  • July 28, 2021
  • July 29, 2021
    • 19:00-21:30 Heats
      • Males 100m Butterfly
      • 4x100m Blended Medley Relay
  • July 30, 2021
    • 10:30-12:30 Semi-Finals & Finals
      • Males 100m butterfly semi ultimate 
    • 19:00-21:30 Heats
  • July 31, 2021 
    • 10:30-12:30 Semi-Finals & Finals
      • Males 100m butterfly ultimate
      • 4x100m Blended Medley Relay Finals
  • August 1, 2021

*Italy isn’t formally certified for the boys’s 4×100 medley relay, however at present holds the #1 wildcard spot, which means it’s seemingly that they’ll make the lower.

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