This is Italian swimmer T. Ceccon, who was born on January 27, 2001. In the long course 100-meter backstroke, he holds the world record. T. Ceccon won the 100-meter backstroke and the 50-meter butterfly at the 2022 European and 2022 World Championships, respectively.
Silver in the 4100 metre freestyle relay and bronze in the 4100 metre medley relay were his Olympic hauls in 2020.
T. Ceccon was born on January 27, 2001 in Thiene, which is located in the province of Vicenza in Italy. For Gruppo Sportivo Fiamme Oro, he has been training with coach Alberto Burlina.
Arena Signs Rising All-Around Talent T. Ceccon
Young Italian all-arounder Thomas Ceccon has joined Arena’s top team of athletes. The 21-year-old, who competes at the highest level in four individual sports, is under contract through the 2024 Olympics in Paris. He earned two medals in his Olympic debut in Tokyo in 2021.
Thomas began swimming when he was eight years old and quickly rose to the top of regional contests because to his adaptability and talent.
He made his debut at the European Junior Championships in Hungary in 2016, after winning five individual events in his first national-level competition in 2015 (Criteria Nazionale Giovanili).
Olympics-Swimming-Italy’s T. Ceccon Quickest in 100m Freestyle Heats
On Tuesday, at the Tokyo Olympics, Italy’s Thomas Ceccon finished first in the heats of the 100-meter freestyle. Beating out American favourite Caeleb Dressel and Australian gold medalist Kyle Chalmers.
Two hundredths of a second separated Ceccon and Dressel, while four hundredths separated Ceccon and Chalmers. The fastest time ever in this competition is 46.91 seconds.
The majority of competitors appeared pleased with only advancing to the semi-finals, given the high stakes involved.
Caeleb Dressel of the United States began his Olympic career by qualifying in second place in the 100-meter freestyle.
At the Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Tuesday night, Italian swimmer Thomas Ceccon won with a time of 47.71 seconds. Dressel swam a 47.73 in the same temperature.
Olympic champion and current world record holder Kyle Chalmers of Australia finished third overall with a time of 47.77 seconds. Young guns like American Zach Apple, 18, and Romanian David Popovici, 16, made it to the semi-finals among the 16 men.