Federica Pellegrini Qualifies For 4th Olympic Games

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Federica Pellegrini, who first competed in the Olympics at the 2004 Olympic Games as a 16 year old, is headed to her fourth Olympic Games after posting a 53.78 in the women’s 100-meter free at the 2016 Italian Nationals.

Pellegrini, a 2008 Olympic gold medalist in the 200 free, cleared the FINA A cut of 54.43 to secure a spot on the Rio roster.

Erika Ferraioli claimed second with a time of 54.87, just missing the A cut, while Aglaia Pezzato took third in 55.03.

Silvia Di Pietro (55.10), Laura Letrari (55.40), Alice Mizzau (55.66), Giada Galizi (55.67) and Paola Biagioli (55.72) also swam in the A final.

Finale A
1 4 PELLEGRINI Federica 1988 ITA Circolo Canottieri Aniene 26.32 27.46 53.78
2 5 FERRAIOLI Erika 1986 ITA Centro Sportivo Esercito 26.15 28.72 54.87
3 6 PEZZATO Aglaia 1994 ITA Team Veneto 26.29 28.74 55.03
4 7 DI PIETRO Silvia 1993 ITA GS Forestale 26.48 28.62 55.10
5 3 LETRARI Laura 1989 ITA Centro Sportivo Esercito 26.81 28.59 55.40
6 1 MIZZAU Alice 1993 ITA Gr.Nuoto Fiamme Gialle 26.98 28.68 55.66
7 2 GALIZI Giada 1993 ITA GS Fiamme Oro Roma 26.83 28.84 55.67
8 8 BIAGIOLI Paola 1997 ITA FlorentiaNuotoClub 26.51 29.21 55.72
Finale B
1 5 CERACCHI Rachele 1998 ITA Circolo Canottieri Aniene 27.52 28.87 56.39
2 4 NESTI Alice 1989 ITA Centro Sportivo Esercito 27.33 29.12 56.45
3 6 DURANTE Miriana 1996 ITA Circolo Canottieri Aniene 27.68 29.15 56.83
4 7 ONGARO Sara 1999 ITA Bergamo Nuoto 27.84 29.25 57.09
5 2 MASINI LUCCETTI Chiara 1993 ITA GS Forestale 27.75 29.49 57.24
6 1 BOSCO Jessica 1999 ITA Team Veneto 27.66 29.77 57.43
7 3 RACO Lucrezia 1991 ITA Circolo Canottieri Aniene 27.48 30.05 57.53
8 8 MENICUCCI Emma Virginia 2002 ITA Sisport Spa 27.62 30.19 57.81

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  1. Edoardo Di Roberto

    She qualified for Olimpic Games last year when she won the silver medal at the world championships in Kazan.

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