Thursday, May 28, 2009

15-year-old Italian prodigy storms the 100-meter breast at Italian Championships!

Megamodo, an Italian news site, has a great recap on new Italian breaststroke record. Ilaria Scarcella from Genoa, Italy, is barely 15-years-old. In the 100- breaststroke she swam a 1:06.99 or a second-plus slower than the world record 1:05.09. set by (Leisel Jones, Australia, in 2006.)

Ilaria was so elated and so filled with emotion that she nearly cried at the wall!

Here is a sloppy translation from BabelFish of the Megamodo article:

It is a dream - it has said the portacolori of the Rivaroresi Swimmers - is the beautiful day of my life, I do not have words. I ringrazio my Tiziano [I phoned my coach? -tony] technician Novels.”


In a later heat she lowered her time further making it the fifth-fastest in history. From Swimming World:

PESCARA, Italy, May 28. ILARIA Scarcella completed a remarkable two-day progression of the Italian record in the women's 100 breast at the Italian Long Course National Championships.

Scarcella clocked a time of 1:06.86 to lower her short-lived record of 1:06.99 from semis. Coming into the meet, Chiara Boggiatto held the mark with a 1:08.09 that she set in April. Robert Panara then dipped under that standard with a 1:08.01 before Scarcella crushed it with a 1:06.99 in the following semifinal.


Finally, I am loving that pool. The tiles are so full of "awesomeness and win."

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