Thomas Ceccon Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

A swimmer from Italy, Thomas Ceccon was born on January 27, 2001. With this swim, he set a new world record for the 100-meter backstroke in the long course format.

He has won the 100-meter backstroke and the 50-meter butterfly in the 2022 World and European Championships, respectively.

Silver in the 4100 metre freestyle relay and bronze in the 4100 metre medley relay were his Olympic hauls in 2020.

Thomas Ceccon Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Ceccon was born on January 27, 2001, in Thiene, Vicenza Province, Italy. Coach Alberto Burlina of Gruppo Sportivo Fiamme Oro oversees his training sessions.

Thomas Ceccon Performance in Tokyo Olympics 2020

Ceccon contributed a split of 47.45 seconds for the second leg of the relay that helped Italy finish second.

In a record time of 3:10.11 at the 2021 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo, Japan due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

He set the Italian record in the 100-meter backstroke on day one, and he broke it again in the morning final of day three, finishing fourth in 52.30 seconds.

On the third day, in the evening, he swam a 100-meter freestyle preliminaries heat in a time of 47.71 seconds, putting him in first place and qualifying him for the semifinals.

The next day, he swam in the semi-finals and finished in last place with a time of 48.05 seconds, 0.94 seconds behind the fastest swimmer in the semis, Kliment Kolesnikov of Russia.

Arena Signs Rising All-Round Talent Thomas Ceccon

arena is proud to add young Italian all-arounder Thomas Ceccon to its roster of professional 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 remarked after signing, “I’m very glad to join the arena elite squad, it’s a very amazing group and allows me the opportunity to compete with the greatest equipment in the field.”

At age 8, Thomas began swimming competitively, and his versatility and talent quickly led to wins at the regional level.

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).


The men’s 100-meter backstroke world record had stood for six years despite multiple attempts to break it.

But it was shattered in a shocking moment at the FINA World Championships in Budapest, won by Italian swimmer Thomas Ceccon.

At the 2016 Olympics, the 21-year-old Ceccon finished in fourth place in the 100 back, his first taste of elite-level international racing.

He also won two relay medals in Tokyo (silver in the 400 freestyle relay and bronze in the 400 medley relay), and now he is widely considered the best sprint backstroker in the world.