The Malta Independent 8 December 2021, Wednesday

Olympic medallist saves swimmer from drowning

Monday, 8 July 2019, 08:46 Last update: about 3 years ago

Olympic medallist Filippo Magnini saved a man from drowning in Sardinia, Italian media report.

Magnini, winner of a bronze medal and twice world champion in the 100 metre freestyle competition, saved a man who found himself in difficulty while swimming on a beach in the Cagliari province on Sunday.

The man’s colleagues raised the alarm but before the lifeguards could intervene to assist the 37-year-old, Magnini who was in the vicinity with his girlfriend Giorgia Palmas rushed to aid the swimmer.

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He was the first to reach the drowning swimmer and kept him afloat until further help arrived.

 

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