Mexico City 2017: Italy name swim team

Teenager Monica Boggioni headlines the roster after phenomenal 2017 season so far. 07 Aug 2017
A Para swimmer poses with her gold medal and mascot

Italy's team for the World Championships is led by teenage sensation Monica Boggioni.

By NPC Italy and IPC

The National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Italy have announced their team for the Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships, which will be held 30 September to 6 October.

Thirteen athletes will represent Italy, including teenage sensation Monica Boggioni, who has had an outstanding season so far. The 19-year-old Italian is coming off world record performances in the women's 100m and 200m freestyle S4 from the World Para Swimming World Series in Berlin, Germany, and national championships in July.

Double Paralympic silver medallist Francesco Bettella will look to add to the hardware he won from Rio 2016 in the men’s 50m and 100m backstroke S1.

After reaching the podium in the 50m freestyle and backstroke S3; and 200m freestyle S3 at the 2015 edition, Vincenzo Boni will aim to secure his first world titles in Mexico City.

Twenty-three-year-old Giulia Ghiretti will try to better her Paralympic success from Rio, where she took silver in the women’s 100m breaststroke SB4 and bronze in the 50m butterfly S5.

After finishing runner up at September’s Games, Arojla Trimi will hope her fortunes change in the women’s 50m freestyle S4.

Italy team

Simone Barlaam

Francesco Bettella

Francesco Bocciardo

Monica Boggioni

Vincenzo Boni

Cecilia Camellini

Antonio Fantin

Giulia Ghiretti

Carlotta Gilli

Efrem Morelli

Federico Morlacchi

Alessia Scortechini

Arjola Trimi