Thomas Cecon conquered the gold medal in the 50 butterfly to the Swimming World Championships in Fukuoka in Japan, a few minutes after the silver of Nicolò Martinenghi in the 100 breaststroke. The blue won the title in 22"68 also setting the Italian record: preceded by the Portuguese Matos Ribeiro 22"80 and French Maxime Grousset 22"82.
Ceccon: "I won the 50, now I won't do it again"
Twenty minutes before the final of the 50m-butterfly Ceccon won his semi-final of the 100m-back to secure a place in the final. "I'm delighted, I wanted this medal more than the backstroke at this moment. I knew I could swim this time and I had to hope that the others did slightly worse. I thank the physiotherapists - he said as soon as he got out of the pool - who treated me in these 20 minutes between the semifinal of the backstroke and this final of the dolphin. I did a fantastic thing. I did an excellent 100m backstroke. I'm less tired now than after the 100m backstroke. I'm world champion and I'm happy. The title is the title. Now I won't do more than 50, I don't hate them but we don't see them very well. I had to win them, and that's enough now".