2022 ITALIAN NATIONAL JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS (MEN’S)
15-year-old Lorenzo Galossi produced the best short course result of his young swimming career tonight in Riccione.
While competing on day one of the 2022 Italian National Junior Championships, the Roman fired off a time of 3:39.90 to easily take the men’s 400m free for his age group and shatter the previous record in the process.
Conducting his race according to the splits below, the teen’s time obliterated the previous age record set by former Florida Gator Mitch D’Arrigo at 3:47.43 back in 2011.
In fact, Galossi’s enormous effort here falls just .01 outside the current European Junior Record in the event, a time held by 200m fly world record holder and Olympic champion Kristof Milak of Hungary. He set the bar at 3:39.89 in 2018.
For additional perspective, the teen now ranks as 7th fastest Italian man, of any age, in this SCM 400 free event.
Top Italian Men SCM 400 Freestyle Performers, All Ages
Gabriele Detti – 3:36.63, 2019
Emiliano Brembilla – 3:37.57, 2009
Marco De Tulio – 3:37.83, 2021
Federico Colbertaldo – 3:38.11, 2009
Matteo Ciampi – 3:38.58, 2021
Massimiliano Rosolino – 3:39.33, 2008
Lorenzo Galossi – 3:39.90, 2022
Entering this meet, Galossi’s career-quickest rested at the 3:44.20, which he logged only last November. As such, in fewer than 6 months he found a way to hack over 4 seconds off his PB to score this stunner.
At the 2021 European Junior Championships, Galossi helped Italy snag bronze in the men’s 800m free relay, leading off the squad in a time of 1:50.32, the fastest opener of the top 3 squads.