Day 4 afternoon

Last afternoon of competition at the World Series in Lignano Sabbiadoro. Only final race.
400m freestyle was the first race: Inaki Basiloff (Argentina) reaches the first step of the podium with the time of 4’38”95. Federico Bicelli is Silver in 4’41”95 and Nader Khalili is Bronze in 4’17”87.
On the Men’s 50m backstroke: Dos Santos Araujo Gabriel Geraldo (Brazil) grabs the Gold in 54”82 ahead of Antoni Ponce Bertran (Spain) and Iyad Shalabi (Israel).
Two Italian steps of the podium on the Women’s 50m backstroke: the first with Monica Boggioni and the third with Giulia Ghiretti. Elizabeth Noriega gets the Silver.
Second place overall for Stefano Raimondi on the 100m butterfly, he stopped the clock at 55″29. Gold for Gabriel Bandeira (Brazil) and Bronze for Alexander Hillhouse (Denmark).
On the Women’s 100m butterfly the first step of the podium with Lam Chan Yui (Hong Kong, China), the second with Christie Raleigh-Crossley (USA) and the third with Floriana Bultje (Paesi Bassi).

In the last event of Day 4 the Croatian Mixed 4×100 freestyle relay get the Gold medal.

Medal table:
1 Brazil 9 – 4 – 0
2 Italy 8 – 7 – 6
3 Spain 2 – 3

Medal table (youth)
1 Poland 4 – 4 – 1
2 Czechia 4 – 2 – 0
3 Croatia 3 – 2 – 3

Day 4 morning

Last day of competition at the Bella Italia EFA Village pool in Lignano Sabbiadoro about the Citi Para Swimming World Series.
Opening the event was the 400m freestyle competition followed by 50m backstroke, 100m butterfly, 200m breaststroke, 100m freestyle and the 4×100 mixed freestyle relay.

David Kratochvil (Czechia) sets the new World Record S11 category on the 50m backstroke with the time of 31″58. Christie Raleigh-Crossley (United States) sets the same record for the S9 category: she stopped the clock at 32”01.
Chantalle Zijderveld (Paesi Bassi) stops the clock at 2’45”07 which represents the new World Record time on the 200m breaststroke.


David Kratochvil (Czechia) 50 DO S11 2007 00:31.58
Christie Raleigh-Crossley (USA) 50 DO S9 1987 00:32.01
Chantalle Zijderveld (Paesi Bassi) 200 RA SB9 2000 02:45.07

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Interviews with Brazil and Poland’ s coaches

There are 44 different nations participating in the Citi Paraswimming World Series in Lignano Sabbiadoro 2023. On the third day of competition, Italy leads the medal table, followed by Brazil and the Netherlands, and for the junior category, Poland wins 3 golds, 3 silvers, and 1 bronze.

Coaches Leonardo Tomasello and Beata Pożarowszczyk-Kuczko of Brazil and Poland, respectively, are very pleased with the results of their athletes. In particular, Tomasello believes that the Brazilian athletes (8 competing) are achieving their most impressive times. “The timing is very crucial to prove the athletes’ performance to Brazil, in view of our next goal: Manchester.” Pożarowszczyk-Kuczko is also very happy with the work of her athletes. “The guys are grateful to be here, for the results and medals that come with it, especially the juniors. I am sure we will be back next year.”

The athletes are enthusiastic about the hospitality of the Bella Italia Efa Village in Lignano Sabbiadoro. This is because they have the autonomy to get to the pool and for the positive atmosphere there.

Day 3 afternoon

Finals of Day 3 at the World Series in Lignano Sabbiadoro with final race.
Ready, Go and….a new Italian JR record on the women’s 100m backstroke. Great swim by Gaia Mercurio who gets the fifth position with the new record time of 1’29”18.
On the men’s 100 backstroke Italian ace Simone Barlaam reaches the second step of the podium with a time of 01’01″93 behind the Brazilian Gabriel Bandeira and ahead of the Danish Alexander Hillhouse.
New Italian record and bronze medal for Xenia Francesca Palazzo who swims the women’s 100m backstroke in 01’20″21.
On the Men’s 50m butterfly Dos Santos Araujo Gabriel Geraldo (Brazil) grabs the gold in 55″97, ahead of Rojas Cabrera Alejandro Yared (Spain) and Jadhav Suyash Narayan (India).
Whole podium for Italy on the women’s 50m butterfly: Gold for Giulia Terzi with 34″72, Silver for Giulia Ghiretti with 48″44 and bronze for Arianna Talamona with 46″25.
Carlotta Gilli gets another gold to enrich the Italian medal table with a convincing performance on the 200m individual medley stopping the clock at 2’27″88. Silver for the Dutch Lisa Kruger and bronze for her teammates Lisette Bruinsma.
In the last event of Day 3 the Mexican Mixed 4×100 freestyle relay get the Gold medal.

Watch the interview to young athletes

Start list for tomorrow

Day 3 morning

Day 3, morning heats at the Citi Para Swimming World Series hosted by the amazing Bella Italia EFA Village pool in Lignano Sabbiadoro.
The day starts with the 100m backstroke, followed by the 50m butterfly and the 200m individual medley.
We definitively had a busy morning plenty of excellent performances. Simone Barlaam sets the new World Record on the 50m butterfly with the time of 26″05.
Gabriel Geraldo Dos Santos Araujo (Brazil) stops the clock at 55”49 which represents the new World Record time on the 50m butterfly.

Proving that the movement is growing strongly, the youth sector also distinguished itself, with athletes setting new records in the youth categories. Watch the interview below.

DOS SANTOS ARAUJO Gabriel geraldo Brazil 50 Butterfly S2 00:55.49
BARLAAM Simone Italy 50 Butterfly S9 00:26.05

RALEIGH-CROSSLEY Christie1 Usa 50 Butterfly S9 00:28.86
GOMES SANTIAGO Maria carolina Brazil 50 Butterfly S12 00:29.81

BOLOTOV Egor Uzbekistan 100 Backstroke S13 01:00.38

MOSS Matthew South Africa 100 Backstroke S9 01:16.37
MOSS Matthew South Africa 200 Misti SM9 02:45.01

Italia on the top

The afternoon session here in Lignano start with the men’s 50m breast. The Italian team still on top: Efrem Morelli, team’s captain, reach the highest step of the podium with the time of 49”13. Silver for Luque Miguel (Spain) while Bronze went to Andreas Ernhofer (Austria). On the women’s 50m Breast Italy keep on leading the field with Monica Boggioni who touch the wall first with the Gold medal time of 58”91 well ahead of the Brazilian Patricia Pereira Dos Santos who stops the clock at 1’00”17, third spot for Angela Procida with 1’51”17.

The Italian team looks really “on fire” tonight and achieve another Gold on the men’s 200m Freestyle with Andrea Bocciardo in the Final A with the time of 2’31”27.

Another WR tonight: Maria Carolina Gomes Santiago sets the new WR on the 50m Freestyle with the record time of 26.”68.

Medal table:

Italy 5 – 3 – 3

Brazil 5 – 3

Netherlands 2 – 1 – 1