Coralie Balmy Jumps to 4th in World in 400 Free at Settecolli Trophy

Jul 17, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; A view of the feet of the competitors as they dive in at the start of the women's 50m freestyle final the 2015 Pan Am Games at Pan Am Aquatics UTS Centre and Field House. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
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On the first day of the 2016 Settecolli Trophy, a number of international swimmers put together some solid swims. Two meet records fell on the first day in Rome.

Coralie Balmy of France jumped to fourth in the world rankings in the 400 freestyle. She touched in 4:03.66. Hungary’s Boglarka Kapas finished second in 4:05.65, a bit off her own third ranked 4:03.47. Third went to Italian Diletta Carli in 4:07.32.

Canada’s Kylie Massee clocked a 27.82 to win the 50 backstroke. In prelims she touched in 27.67. That time was new meet record and Canadian record. Katarina Listopadova was second in 28.23. Her swim was faster than her own Slovakian record. Third went to Elena Gemo in 28.40.

Italian men swept the podium in the men’s 400 freestyle. Gabriele Detti swam away with the title, finishing in a meet record time of 3:44.21. Gregorio Paltrinieri was second in 3:50.47 and third went to Matteo Ciampi in 3:51.50.

Guy Barnea of Israel got to the wall first in an incredibly close men’s 50 backstroke. He touched in 25.13 while Italy’s Niccolo Bonacchi finished in 25.14 and Hungary’s Richard Bohus touched in 25.16.

Ruta Meilutyte currently sits third in the world in the 100 breaststroke with a 1:05.82. Today she clocked a 1:06.15 for the win. Italian Arianna Castiglioni swam a 1:07.15 for second. Kanako Watanabe of Japan and Sweden’s Jennie Johansson tied for third in 1:07.35.

After Lithuanian Giedrius Titenis set a meet record of 59.63 and Italian Lorenzo Antonelli finished second in 1:00.77 there was another tie for third in the men’s 100 breaststroke. Christian Vom Lehn of Germany and Nicolo Martinenghi of Italy both touched in 1:00.87.

Hungarian Liliana Szilagyi won 200 butterfly gold in 2:08.55. Italian Stefania Pirozzi was second in 2:09.66 and just behind her Audrey Lacroix earned bronze in 2:09.93.

Current world leader Laszlo Cseh clocked a 52.21 in his 100 butterfly. Though far from his 50.86 from European Championships, it was fast enough to win today. Adam Telegdy of Hungary was second (52.74) and Great Britain’s Adam Barrett finished third (52.91).

Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands stopped the clock in 24.28 in this morning’s 50 freestyle, only two tenths slower than her world’s second 24.07, swum in May. Chantal Van Landeghem of Canada touched second in 24.71 and third went to Therese Alshammar in 24.75.

The men’s splash and dash went to Ben Proud of Great Britain in 22.07. Luca Dotto of Italy swam a 22.29 for second and Japan’s Shinri Shioura swam a 22.30 for third place.

2016 Settecolli Trophy: Day 1 – Results

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Bill Bell
6 years ago

My my my. Viral i.e. balmy gets to the wall in 2:93.66 in the women’s 400 freestyle. Interesting. Better tell Katie Ledecky to not bother going to Rio because her world- record of 3:58-plus has just been broken by nearly two minutes.
And I guess Sun Yang/Paul Biedermann also,shouldn’t worry about competing @ Rio as they’ll have less than zero chance of winning against the flying French lady!