BEIJING – Silver medal for Gregorio Paltrinieri on the last day of World Swimming Championships in a short pool in Hangzhou, China. The Italian Olympic champion won the title in the 1500 freestyle race.
Paltrinieri, world record holder in 14'08 "06 (passes to 400 in 3'44" 02 and 800 in 7'31 "33), has surrendered to Mykhailo Romanchuk, who had already beaten the Europeans in Copenhagen last December: 14'09 "14 against 14'09" 87 at the end of an amazing race, the fastest in history in a 25 meter tank.
The police champion of all the tanks (Olympic champion, biennial and tri-European in long, bi-European and world short) attacks immediately, swims under the world record for two thirds of the race with passes to 400 in 3'43 "01 and 800 in 7'30 "31. The Ukrainian, world champion and European champion in long, remains to a measure up to 1000 meters when the blue gradually loses effectiveness, shortens the stroke, and undergoes the regularity of the twenty-two of Rivne that goes back and put in overtaking mode in the last 200 meters. Paltrinieri does not stand there, he responds with a stroke on his arm, but loses the comparison in speed until he yields in the last tank: 25 "84 against 27" 16. The duel, although bitter for Italian swimming, enhances the performance of both, just think that bronze is conquered by the Norwegian Henrik Christiansen in 14'19 "39. Far removed.
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