Emanuele Nicolini

Emanuele Nicolini (born April 20, 1984) is a Sammarinese swimmer, who specialized in freestyle events.[1] He holds numerous national records in the 200 and 400 m freestyle, and had represented his nation San Marino in two editions of the Olympic Games (2004 and 2008).

Emanuele Nicolini
Personal information
Full nameEmanuele Nicolini
National teamSan Marino
Born (1984-04-20) 20 April 1984
Borgo Maggiore, San Marino
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle

Nicolini made his first Sammarinese team at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, where he competed in the men's 400 m freestyle. Swimming in heat one, he came home strongly at the final stretch to post a third-place time and forty-second overall in 4:08.28, just seven seconds behind the winner Miguel Mendoza of the Philippines.[2][3]

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Nicolini swam the first heat of the 200 m freestyle, against Georgia's Irakli Revishvili and Macedonia's Mihajlo Ristovski. He closed out a small field to last place with the slowest prelims time of 1:59.47, finishing two seconds behind the winner Ristovski. Nicolini, however, failed to advance into the semifinals, as he placed fifty-seventh in the overall rankings.[4]

References

  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Emanuele Nicolini". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
  2. Thomas, Stephen (14 August 2004). "Men's 400 Freestyle Prelims: Hackett Edges Thorpe, Qualifies First for Final; Jensen and Keller Easily Through". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2013.
  3. "Men's 400m Freestyle Heat 1". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 14 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  4. "Men's 200m Freestyle – Heat 1". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
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