Gregorio Paltrinieri Wins 10km Open Water Days After Rattling 1500 Mark

Elwanda Tulloch

Gregorio Paltrinieri continued his fine form as he won the 10km open water at the Campionato Italiano Assoluto days after rattling Sun Yang‘s world record in the 1500 free with the second-fastest swim in history.

Arianna Bridi won the women’s race in the first event of the championships at which the opening two days are being held at Piombino with Marina di Grosseto staging the 5km races on Friday.

Paltrinieri, who lowered his own 1500m European record to 14:33.10 at the Sette Colli in Rome last Thursday, enjoyed an emphatic win in the open water in 1:52.09.7.

Photo Courtesy: Italian Swimming Federation

Olympic bronze medallist Marc-Antoine Olivier was 14.2secs

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