Table of contents:
- Gregorio Paltrinieri, Italy
- Camille Lacourt, France
- James Magnussen, Australia
- Luca Dotto, Italy
- Chad Le Clos, South Africa
- Nathan Adrian, United States
- Gabriele Detti, Italy
- Marcelo Chierighini, Brazil
- Mitch Larkin, Australia
- Filippo Magnini, Italy
- Henrique Martins, Brazil
- Fabio Scozzoli, Italy
From the Italians Paltrinieri and Detti to the Frenchman Lacourt: here are the most beautiful swimmers of the 2017 World Swimming Championships in Budapest
Everything is ready (or almost) for the Swimming World Championships 2017. The national selections are finalizing the qualifications to determine who will be the champions who will take to the water a Budapest from 14 to 30 July, but there are already certainties: we will see many sculpted abs and biceps.
For this, even if you are a incompetent totals in terms of strokes, tacks and stopwatches, we advise you to take a look at the competition, because so many muscles all together are rarely seen.
Beyond 3000 athletes for six different disciplines and 75 specialties, for 17 days of sport and heart-shaped eyes.
We sifted through the lists of athletes already summoned to find the sexiest, with an eye to the Italian swimmers (partly out of patriotism, partly out of objective aesthetic supremacy).
We present them to you one by one.
Gregorio Paltrinieri, Italy
Born in 1994, originally from Carpi
Its specialty is it freestyle in the long distance.
A true champion, able to win the gold medal at the last Rio Olympics and to win the last world championship and the last two Europeans in 1500 meters and 800 meters in long course and 1500 meters in short course.
Needless to say, this year too looks like favorite for the gold medal.
Camille Lacourt, France
Born in 1985 and specialist in the back, category in which he won in his career nine gold medals (four at the World Championships and five at the Europeans), four in silver and one in bronze.
Its sex appeal is undisputed, to the point of having been awarded the qualification of sexiest athlete of the 2012 London Olympics.
For this he was also called to act by testimonial for several companies.
James Magnussen, Australia
The Australian swimmer is 26 years old and specializes in freestyle.
Has been world champion in 2011 and 2013, taking gold in Shanghai and Barcelona.
His palmares also includes three silvers and two bronzes, between world championships and olympics.
Luca Dotto, Italy
Born in 1990, specializes in short freestyle distances of 50 and 100 meters.
Reigning European champion in the latter distance, it was the first Italian swimmer to break the 48-second wall in the 100m freestyle.
Its good looks did not go unnoticed by a connoisseur like Giorgio Armani, who chose him as a testimonial for the men's underwear line and for eyewear.
Chad Le Clos, South Africa
The South African swimmer is 25 years old and is a dolphin specialist, specialty in which he won the gold medal in the 200 meters at the London Olympics.
He is a versatile athlete, able to compete in other specialties as well on the short distance, such as the 50 freestyle or the 50 butterfly, as well as in the mixed challenge.
Nathan Adrian, United States
American, 29 years old, 2, 01 meters for 103 kg
His specialty is freestyle
A real giant, but very fast, despite the tonnage.
In his career he won a total of 28 medals, including the gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics last year in the 4x100 relay with Michael Phelps and the individual bronze medal in the 50 and 100 meters.
Gabriele Detti, Italy
Class 1994, is one of the great promises of Italian swimming.
At the Rio de Janeiro Olympics he won the bronze medal in 400 and 1500 freestyle, finishing, in this last race, behind Gregorio Paltrinieri, holder of the world record and gold medal.
The two will meet again against each other even in these World Cups.
Marcelo Chierighini, Brazil
Nicknamed Lelo, the Brazilian swimmer he is 1.92 tall and weighs 95 pounds, all of muscle.
Born in 1991, specializes in short distance freestyle.
In Budapest you can see him in the tank for the men's 4x100 relay.
Mitch Larkin, Australia
The Australian swimmer is 24 years old and is the rising star of ocean swimming.
At the World Cup in Kazan in 2015 he graduated champion in the 100 and 200 meters back.
A few months later he got better beating the world record in the 200 meters in short course at the Australian Championships in Sydney.
Filippo Magnini, Italy
Time passes, but the charm remains
Born in 1982, 1, 85 meters for 77 kg.
And the best Italian free style ever, has won two world titles and fifteen European golds.
Jumped to the honors of gossip for his love story with Federica Pellegrini, has also been noted for his culinary skills in the first edition of Celebrity MasterChef.
Henrique Martins, Brazil
Twenty-five years old, originally from Campinas, the Brazilian swimmer won the gold medal at the Doha World Cup, in Qatar in 2014 in the 4x50 and 4x100 relay, in addition to the mixed 4x50 relay.
Fabio Scozzoli, Italy
Born in 1988, the Italian swimmer is specialized in the frog, a style in which he was crowned European champion and world champion.
In particular, in 2011 he won the silver medal at the world championships in Shanghai in the 50 and 100 breaststroke, the gold medal in 2010 and 2012 at the Europeans in Budapest and Debrecen in the same distances.