Swimming, Giovanni Caserta from Catanzaro writes history. He will participate in the Paris Olympics


By John

Giovanni Caserta enters history and reaches Paris. The Catanzaro born in 2002 from the Army and In Sport Rane Rosse has signed the Olympic sheet and will be part of the Italian national team involved in the next Games. The official status has come to the end of the Settecolli trophy.

The 22-year-old swimmer, child prodigy of the Calabrian movement in past years, with many titles and records achieved at a young age, during the Absolutes had already secured his dream of being part of the 4×200 freestyle relay by signing one of the best national times and winning the bronze medal. The sixtieth edition of the Roman trophy was expected to certify its presence in Paris. And so it was because the event did not bring any sensational surprises. Caserta lost a position among the best Italian times of the specialty but will be in France in the pool with the blue colors, already worn in the past at the Universiade and in other youth competitions.

At SetteColli, in the A final of the 200m freestyle, in the long course, the 22-year-old from Catanzaro finished in fifth position with a time of 1’47”12, a time slightly higher than the 1’46”88 recorded in Riccione three months ago. Caserta, who didn’t arrive at his best at the event, completed the first 50 meters in 25”07. Subsequently he recorded partial times of 27”11 in the 100, 27”77 in the 150 and 27”17 in the 200.

The race was won by German Lukas Maertens (1’45”79), followed by British James Guy (1’46”21) and Duncan Scott (1’46”63). Among the Italians, Carlos D’Ambrosio was first, crossing the finish line in 1’46”78.
A forceful and unstoppable growth that of Caserta that gives light to Calabria that, with him, in swimming will reappear at the Olympic Games after 56 years. Many have passed since the participation of Michele D’Oppido from Crotone in Mexico City 1968 (he competed in the 100 freestyle, the 200 medley and the 400 medley). Now it will be the turn of the Catanzaro native who still has interesting margins of growth in view of the coming years.