European Short Course Championships: Flash Federica Pellegrini Smashes 200 Free World Record

RIJEKA, Croatia, December 14. THE women's 200 free world record fell by the wayside as Italy's Federica Pellegrini blistered the pool at the European Short Course Championships.

Pellegrini recorded a stunning time of 1:51.85 to smash Coralie Balmy's global standard of 1:53.18 set during the French Short Course Championships last week. The record-setting time is the 104th of the year.

The Netherlands' Femke Heemskerk (1:53.79) and Russia's Daria Belyakina (1:53.85) completed the podium.

Here are the comparative splits:
Pellegrini: 26.73, 55.40 (28.67), 1:23.86 (28.46), 1:51.85 (27.99)
Balmy: 26.98, 55.86 (28.88), 1:24.78 (28.92), 1:53.18 (28.40)

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