Over 5000 athletes from 38 nations competed for medals in 302 events across five sporting disciplines during 12 days of action. In short, the Roma 2022 LEN European Masters Aquatics Champinoships was an incredible success.
The 18th edition of the masters continental competition, held for the first time in Italy, opened on Wednesday 24 August with the 3km open water swimming event at the Lido di Ostia.
The event continued with artistic swimming performances in the Nicola Pietrangeli Stadium and diving as well as swimming events at the Foro Italico as well as Unipol Blustadium Sporting Centre in Pietralata.
The competition concluded with water polo finals at the Frecciarossa Sporting Centre in Ostia.
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Six world records were set in the pool.
Two were achieved by Britain’s Amanda Heath, in the 65-69 category, with a time of 1:30.15 in the women’s 100m breaststroke and 3:14.05 in the 200m breaststroke.
There were world records in the women’s 400m breaststroke for Germany’s Brigitte Merten who swam in 7:29.06, in the 75-79 category, and for Great Britain’s Dave Milburn who won the men’s 50m breaststroke in the 60-64 category, stopping the clock at 32.53.
There was also a world record for an Italian swimmer, in the 75-79 category. Roberto Ruggeri from Milan won the men’s 50m breaststroke with a time of 38.12.
The last record came in the men’s 100m freestyle, with Turkey’s Ahmet Nakkas (cat. 60-64) recording 57.66.
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Streaming of the swimming races allowed fans to follow the event across the world. If you missed the action or would like to rewatch any of the races, here is a complete list:
Rome2022 Masters – Swimming:
Day 1 – 28 August:
Men’s 800 Freestyle: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8db399
Women’s 800m Freestyle: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8db379
Day 2: 29 August:
Men’s 400m freestyle: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8dbqfs
Women’s 400m freestyle: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8dbqd2
Men’s 100m butterfly: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8dc01f
Women’s 100m butterfly: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8dc0bl
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Day 3: 30 August:
Men’s 100m breaststroke: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8dcmik
Women’s 100m breaststroke: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8dcmkx
Men’s 50m backstroke: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8dcmik
Women’s 50m backstroke: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8dcmkx
Men’s 400m IM: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8dcv5l
Women’s 400m IM: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8dcv9y
Day 4: 31 August:
Men’s 200m freestyle: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8ddfrk
Women’s 200m freestyle: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8ddfos
Men’s 200m IM: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8ddppo
Women’s 200m IM: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8ddpo9
Day 5: 1 September:
Men’s 200m breaststroke: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8de9op
Women’s 200m breaststroke: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8de9tj
Men’s 50m butterfly: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8de9op
Women’s 50m butterfly: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8de9tj
Men’s 200m backstroke: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8deiqb
Women’s 200m backstroke: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8deiuf
Men’s 4x50m medley relay: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8deiqb
Women’s 4x50m medley relay: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8deiuf
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Day 6: 2 September:
Men’s 200m butterfly: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8df4rk
Women’s 200m butterfly: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8dfkt7
Men’s 50m breaststroke: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8df4rk
Women’s 50m breaststroke: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8dfkt7
Men’s 100m backstroke: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8dfcue
Women’s 100m backstroke: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8df67k
Men’s 50m freestyle: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8dfcue
Women’s 50m freestyle: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8df67k
Day 7: 3 September:
Women’s 4x50m freestyle, Men’s 4x50m freestyle, Mixed 4x50m medley and Mixed 4x50m free relays can all be viewed here: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8dfvyw
Day 8: 4 September:
Men’s 100m freestyle P1: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8dgh67
Men’s 100m freestyle P2: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8dgipz
Women’s 100m freestyle: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8dgh4v
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