Synchronized swimming opens the Budapest World Cup

Convened by Budapest 2022

Domiziana Cavanna (RN Savona / Fiamme Oro), Linda Cerruti (RN Savona / Marina Militare), Costanza Di Camillo (RN Savona / Marina Militare), Costanza Ferro (RN Savona / Marina Militare), Gemma Galli (Bust Swimming / Marina), Veronica Gallo (Padua Plebiscite), Marta Iacoacci (Aurelia Swimming), Marta Murru (RN Savona / Navy), Enrica Piccoli (Montebelluna Swimming / Gold Flames), Lucrezia Ruggiero (Aurelia Swimming / Gold Flames), Federica Sala (RN Savona) , Isotta Sportelli (Aurelia Nuoto / Fiamme Oro), Francesca Zunino (RN Savona / Fiamme Oro) and Giorgio Minisini (Aurelia Nuoto / Fiamme Oro).

The staff consists of Federal Councilor Antonio De Pascale, the technical director of the Patrizia Giallombardo Nacional, the head of the exercise team Roberta Farinelli, the assistants Giovanna Burlando and Joey Paccagnella, the doctor Gianfranco Colombo and the physiotherapist Sara Lupo. Italian Judge Paolo Menin.

Budapest 2022 race schedule

Friday, June 17 – 1 day
09.00 Technique only
13.00 h Technical duo of group B
4.30 pm Technical duo of group A

Saturday, June 18 – 2nd day
10.00 Free combined
1 pm Mixed technical duo
4 pm Only final technician

Sunday, June 19 – 3rd day
10.00 Technical team
16.00 Final technical duo

Monday, June 20 – 4th day
09:00 Free only
14.00 h End of mixed technical duo
16.00 Free combined final

Tuesday, June 21 – 5th day
09.00 Free Duo Group B
12.00 Free Duo Group A
4 pm Final technical team

Wednesday, June 22 – Day 6
10.00 Free equipment
4 pm Free only final

Thursday, June 23 – 7 days
10.00am Featured
16.00 Free Duo Final

Friday, June 24 – Day 8
10.00 Free mixed duo
4 pm Free team final

Saturday, June 25 – 9 days
1.30 pm Free mixed duet final
15.00h Final Highlight
16.30 Final Gala


From Berlin 1978 to Gwangju 2019, in 16 editions of the world championships (the first two in Belgrade 1973 and Cali 1975 the national synchronized swimming team did not participate), Italy has won 8 medals (1 gold, 4 silver, 3 bronze).
The Italians began to qualify for the final from the 1991 edition of Perth and for eleven years (and 5 editions), from the second world championship in Perth (1998) to the second in Rome (2009). ), the best result was the fourth place of Giovanna. Teasing in the single obtained in Perth 2018 with 96,467. Score that remains among the highest in Italian history, even higher than the 95,500 with which Beatrice Adelizzi won the bronze in Rome 2009, the first historic Italian medal synchronized to the World Cup.
After two more editions without getting on the podium (Shanghai 2011 and Barcelona 2013) but laying the foundations for the future and managing the generational handover, Giorgio Minisini flourished in Kazan 2015 with the start of the mixed era, along with Manila Flamini and Mariangela. Perrupato has so far written and performed the most beautiful pages in the history of Italian and international synchronized swimming. Bronze double in Russia, first gold medal and splendid silver medal in Budapest 2017.
At Gwuangju 2019 the medals rose to three, setting another record: the silver for teams with combined free exercise was added to the doubles doubles mixed.


The first medal of the blue synchronism in the history of the world championships was the bronze medal won by Beatrice Adelizzi, then registered in the North Padania Nuoto and formed by the current official of the blue synchronism sector, member of the world technical commission and responsible of competition. of the next Europeans in Rome 2022 Laura De Renzis, in the single of the World-wide ones of Rome 2009 with 95,500 points interpreting a piece of Tosca. “You can improve in everything, even in your strengths,” he stated, recounting the emotions he felt and the sacrifices he made to achieve historic success. Before her, another blue icon, Giovanna Burlando, the current technical assistant of the national team, had achieved the best Italian position in the world of synchronized swimming with the fourth position in the single in Perth 1998 with 96,467 points.
In the year before the World Bronze Age, Adelizzi had competed in the Beijing Olympics and won silver in the doubles and buzz in the only one at the European Championships in Eindhoven, a city that also marked his university career ( in 2019 he obtained his doctorate). at the University of Technology with a thesis on Functional Supramulecular Materials). The synchronized scientist, as she was called, who in 2012 received the silver medal for sporting merit by CONI and in 2014 obtained a Master’s degree in Chemical Sciences from the University of Milan Bicocca with 110 praises.


There are two main dates that have marked the history of Italian synchronized swimming at world championships. The first was on July 23, 2009 when Beatrice Adelizzi won the bronze medal at the Foro Italico in Rome in the singles final (95,500) against Canadian Chloè Isaac (95,000) and took the podium along with the Spanish Gemma Mengual. (98,333) and the Russian Natalia Ishchenko (98,8333).
The second on July 17 in Budapest when Giorgio Minisini and the then captain of the Manila Flamini team conquered the whole world with the famous “Lampedusa Scream” performed in a moving and emotional way, full of pain and at the same time hope and confidence, in which they explained all the sufferings of migrants victims of their own ferries.. With this mixed technology duo, Aleksandr Maltsev and Mikhaela Kalancha (90.2269) and the Americans Bill May and Kanako Kitao Splendlove (87.6622) scored 90.2979 points, beating the Russians, favorites on the eve. In the same edition of the World Cup, Giorgio Minisini also won the silver medal paired with Mariangela Perrupato in the doubles freestyle (91.1000) in the balls of the same Russian pair (92.6000) and again in front of the male icon of the international synchronous Bill. May and her partner Splendlove (88,7667).


Judgment methods have changed in recent years. For example, we have gone from two to three courts of five judges with the highest number of parameters to judge. In 2009, when Beatrice Adelizzi won the historic individual bronze medal at the World Championships in Rome, there were still two juries but we were already beginning to evaluate in this new perspective. In the free exercises, a lot of attention is paid to the execution and the synchrony, to the management of the field of the competition and to the gestures, to the interpretation and to the way of proposing; then we look at the difficulties included in the exercise itself and the number of items contained. In the technical exercises instead of the jury of difficulties there is one that evaluates only the elements. This year in Budapest among the judges is the Italian Paolo Menin, a former teacher of the national and regional training and refresher courses of the Official Group of the Italian Swimming Federation.

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