World Series, a month to go!

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In a month, the Italian stage of the Paralympic swimming World Series will start in the swimming pool of the Bella Italia village of Lignano Sabbiadoro. From February 27 to March 1, 2020 the strongest athletes in the world will battle in an event that will be fundamental in view of the European Championships and the Paralympics in Tokyo.

In the last few days the registration phase has closed, and the names of swimmers who will arrive in Lignano from all over the world have confirmed all expectations: it will be a very high level edition.

THE NUMBERS

  • 42 nations present (most numerous teams: Italy 61, Brazil 23, Germany 19, Holland 18, Turkey 17, Great Britain 15, France 14, Kazakhstan 12)
  • 261 foreign athletes
  • 61 Italian athletes
  • 322 athletes in total
  • 11 world record holders who will swim in the race in which they hold the record (Gabriel dos Santos Araujio (BRA), Reece Dunn (GBR), Alice Tai (GBR), Simone Barlaam (ITA), Carlotta Gilli (ITA), Efrem Morelli (ITA) , Federico Morlacchi (ITA), Liesette Bruinsma (NED), Chantalle Zijderveld (NED), Darko Duric (SLO), Julia Gaffney (USA).
  • 26 athletes from 11 nations currently in 1st place in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics ranking ((Wendell Belarmino Pereira (BRA), Daniel da Faria Dias (BRA), Maria Carolina Gomes Santiago (BRA), Phelipe Andrews (BRA), Edenia Nogueira Garcia (BRA), Dino Sinovcic (CRO), Reece Dunn (GBR), Louise Fiddes (GBR), Tully Kearney (GBR), Alice Tai (GBR), Dimosthenis Michalentzakis (GRE), Simone Barlaam (ITA), Francesco Bocciardo (ITA), Antonio Fantin (ITA), Carlotta Gilli (ITA), Efrem Morelli (ITA), Federico Morlacchi (ITA), Stefano Raimondi (ITA), Arianna Talamona (ITA), Liesette Bruinsma (NED), Rogier Dorsman (NED), Chantalle Zijderveld (NED), Anna Krivshina (RUS), Sumeyye Boyaci (TUR), Julia Gaffney (USA), Mikaela Jenkins (USA).

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