In Abu Dhabi it is the day of Quadarella and Panziera. And watch out for the mixed quartet …

In the afternoon (live Rai Sport) the world champion will swim the final of the 800, the Venetian the 200 backstroke. In the 4×50 driven by Pilato we start with the fourth time

At the Short Course World Championships in Abu Dhabi, it’s the day of Simona Quadarella and Margherita Panziera. The world champion of 1500 will swim in the final of the 800 of which she is Olympic bronze (the fifteen-year-old Canadian Summer McIntosh gave up the final). The Venetian, who trains like the Roman at the Aniene, qualifies for the final of the 200 backstrokes with the third time and goes on the hunt for a world medal to forget the Olympic disappointment. Already European champion, already fourth at the 2019 World Championships in long course), the pupil of Gianluca Belfiore touches with the third time in 2’94 “58 behind the American couple Stadden (2’03” 26) and White (2’04 “08 ), the blue will have to look out tonight for the medal from the Canadian Masse (2”04 “79) who is more centrist, and the Belarusian Skhurdai (2’04” 98). Two years ago at the European Championships he dropped to 2’01 ” 45: in short, he can finally treat himself to a world gem like Matteo Rivolta in the 100 butterfly.

PILATE QUARTET

Another final taken concerns the 4×50 mx men-women: behind the USA 1’37 “74, Russia 1’37” 99 and the Netherlands 1’38 “38 is the Italy of Benny Pilato, fourth in 1’39” 05 (Michele Lamberti, 23 “44, Pilate 29” 78, Di Pietro 24 “99, Deplane 20” 84). The Italian record is 1’36 “38, tonight for the podium it will be necessary to go down to these times.

BOMBER AND SPRINTER

Marco Orsi, former European champion, is looking for the medal of the return to the world podium in the 100 medals: meanwhile the 31-year-old Bolognese Italian record holder in 50 “95, is already fifth in 52” 53 (23 “26), with Thomas Cecon 15th in 53 “96 and the Japanese Seto first in 51” 52. They were all held in the morning. The Italian record holder Silvia Di Pietro (25 “03) with the ninth time trial (25” 64) and Elena Di Liddo with the tenth (25 “67), three tenths from the staff. The queen to beat remains the Swedish Sarah Sjostrom in 24 “92. A couple also ahead in the 50 backstrokes: with Lorenzo Mora 8th in 23” 49 (23 “01 staff) and Michele Lamberti 10th in 23” 50 (Italian record 22 “65) in the race already led by Russian talent Kliment Kolesnikov (23” 14). In the 100 medley rose, on the other hand, the Bolognese from 2002 passes Costanza Cocconcelli, with the ninth time in 59 “45, exactly one second from her Italian record, but Ilaria Cusinato stops, 19th in 1’00” 37 (personal 69 “76 ). In the lead is the Israeli Anastasia Gorbenko, who yesterday beat Benny Pilato for gold in the 50 breaststroke. The Azzurri sprinters are also strong, both Tuscan and veterans of the silver medal in the 4x100l sl. Lorenzo Zazzeri, Olympic silver in relay: Lorenzo Zazzeri is fifth in 21 “08, Leonardo Deplano is sixth in 21” 33 with an advance of ten cents which now places him in fourth place among the Italian performers ever. The fastest is the British Ben Proud in 20 “91. From 15 the third hunt for world medals.

BATTERIES (Saturday)

Men, 50 sl: 1. Proud (Gb) 20 “91, 2. De Boer (Ola) 20” 94, 3. Held (Usa) and Liendo (Can) 21 “01, 5. Zazzeri 21” 08, 6. Deplano 21 “33. 50 dorso: 1. Kolesnikov (Rus) 23” 14, 2. Fantoni (Bra) 23 “15, 3. Casas (Usa) 23” 23, 8. Mora 23 “49, 10. Michele Lamberti 23 “50. 200 frogs: 1. Kamminga (Ola) 2’03 “17, 2. Persson (Sve) 2’03” 24, 3. Dorinov (Rus) 2’03 “87, 4. Licon (Usa) 2’04” 08 , 5. Koch (Ger) 2’04 “47. 100 mx: 1. Seto (Gia) 51” 52, 2. Pumputis (Bra) 51 “99, 3. Knox (Can) 52” 05, 4. Hvas ( Nor) 52 “48, 5. Orsi 52” 53, 15. Ceccon 52 “96. Donne, 200 dorso: 1. Stadden (Usa) 2’03” 26, 2. White (Usa) 2’04 “08, 2 Panziera 2’04 “58 (1’00” 81), 4. Masse (Can) 2”04 “79, 5. Skhurdai (Bie) 2’04” 98. 50 farfalla: 1. Sjostrom (Sve) 24 “92, 2. Kromowidjojo (Ola) 24” 97, 3. De Waard (Ola) 25 “12, 4. Curzan (Usa) 25” 17, 9. Di Pietro 25 “64, 10. Di Liddo 25” 67. 100 mx: 1. Gorbenko (Isr) 58 “36, 2. Ugolkova (Svi) 59” 05, 3. Steenbergen (Ola) 59 “06, 9. Cocconcelli 59” 45, 19. Cusinato 1’00 “37. Men and women – 4×50 mx: 1. USA ’37 “74, 2. Russia 1’37” 99, 3. Netherlands 1’38 “38, 4. Italy 1’39” 05 (Michele Lamberti, 23 “44, Pilato 29 “78, Di Pietro 24” 99, Deplano 20 “84).

on TV

Semifinals and finals from 3 pm (Rai Sport) – The finals: 100 sl D, 800 sl D (Quadarella, Caramignoli), 200 back D (Panziera), 200 frog U, 100 farf. U (Rivolta), 4×50 mx U / D (Italy).

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In Abu Dhabi it is the day of Quadarella and Panziera. And watch out for the mixed quartet …

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