MILAN, Italy, February 3. THE City of Milan Trophy meet that began today, a pair of strong in-season times went up on the board in long course meter competition.
Alessia Filippi posted a 2:10.49 to win the women's 200 back. That effort pushed her to fourth in the early world rankings. Roberta Ioppi touched second in 2:12.79, while Eileen Diener clinched third in 2:15.19. Filippi doubled up with an 8:33.55 to win the women's 800 free. Martina Rita Caramignoli (8:41.85) and Martina De Memme (8:42.12) rounded out the top three.
Federica Pellegrini topped the women's 200 free in 1:58.05, while Alice Mizzau placed second in 1:58.94. Pellegrini jumped to fifth in the early world rankings, while Mizzau earned 12th. Alice Nesti wound up third overall in 1:59.71.
Tanja Smid stopped the clock in 2:30.43 to win the women's 200 breast. Giulia De Ascentis touched second in 2:32.36, while Elisa Celli finished third in 2:32.51. Flavio Bizzarri earned the men's 200 breast title in 2:14.76. Luca Pizzini (2:15.05) and Edoardo Giorgetti (2:16.44) finished second and third.
Gianluca Maglia won the men's 200 free in 1:49.82, while Alex Di Giorgio placed second in 1:51.01. Filippo Magnini earned third in 1:51.19. Matteo Milli hit the wall in 2:01.43 to win the men's 200 back. Sebastiano Ranfagni placed second in 2:02.65, while Fabio Laugeni picked up third in 2:02.71.
Alessia Polieri claimed the women's 200 fly in 2:10.98, while Jessica Andreini (2:14.36) and Emanuela Albenzi (2:14.90) completed the top three. Francesco Pavone earned the men's 200 fly crown in 2:00.55. Stefano Iacobone (2:01.98) and Marco Fognini (2:02.33) rounded out the podium.
Only five men swam the 1500 free with Federico Vanelli winning in 15:51.03.