The frog continues to bear fruit for Italy at the World Swimming Championships at the Duna Arena in Budapest. Nicolò Martinenghi, after the gold of the 100, he also targeted the maximum laurel in the short distance, the 50entering the final with the best time in 26.56; there will be an excellent one alongside him Simone Cerasuolo, author of the fifth absolute time trial in 27.01.
For Nicolò the ease of swimming he manages to have in these days is impressive. Right from the start, his rhythm is well-timed, giving the water heads in the best possible way; in the final he risks a little something on the Brazilian’s return Joao Gomes Junior, but in the end it is the blue who first touches the finish plate.
Cerasuolo, on the other hand, is surprising, having arrived in Hungary at the last minute due to the positivity to Covid-19; there is no history with the Americans Michael Andrew (26.73) and Nic Fink (26.74), but the eighteen year old is very good at keeping the line and tearing a very important final that can only make him grow.
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In terms of medals, it is worth mentioning the disqualification of Joao Gomes Junior; one less rival for Martinenghi in the hunt for medals and, who knows, for the world champion double. In the last act the German will be present Lucas Joachim Matzerath (26.99), filmmaker Zibei Yan (27.07), Austrian Bernhard Reitshammer (27.11) and Brazilian Felipe Franca Silva (27.20).