Federica Pellegrini Posts World’s 2nd Fastest 200 Freestyle at Settecolli Trophy

FINA World Championships Federica Pellegrini
Photo Courtesy: R-Sport / MIA Rossiya Segodnya

There was more fast swimming at the third and final day of the the Settecolli Trophy in Rome.

In the 200 freestyle Federica Pellegrini posted a meet record time of 1:54.55. That also moves her to second in the world this year, behind only Katie LedeckyMichelle Coleman was second in 1:55.58 and Boglarka Kapas completed the podium with a 1:58.05.

Another meet record fell in the men’s 800 freestyle as Gabriele Detti touched in 7:43.06, well faster than the 7:49.10. He slightly improved his second place world ranking with that swim. Gregorio Paltrinieri, the current world leader finished second in 7:50.98. Third went to Marcelo Acosta in 8:00.14.

Laszlo Cseh went three for three on the weekend’s butterfly events with a 23.58 to win the 50.

In the women’s 50 butterfly Therese Alshammar won the event in 25.94. Penny Oleksiak settled for second in 26.08. However, she was only .11 off her own World Junior Record. Her Canadian record fell yesterday in Montreal.

Kylie Masse topped the women’s 200 backstroke with a 2:09.79 and Christopher Ciccarese won the men’s in 1:57.96.

Jerry Stravius won the men’s 100 freestyle with a 48.79.

The men’s 200 IM champion was David Verraszto in 2:00.09 while the women’s crown went to Ilaria Cusinato in 2:12.80.

In the men’s 200 breaststroke Flavio Bizzarri out touched Daniel Gyurta 2:11.00 to 2:11.12. Kanako Watanabe won the women’s event in 2:24.20.

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1 comment

  1. avatar
    Bill Bell

    Nichelle Coleman’s runner- up time in 200 free was actually .88 and nit .58 but I’ll give tote scribe a pass as she is “just” an intern!

    In any event that time is Coleman’s or bettering her 1:56.07!from a meet in -Australia ( her training base) earlier thus year. It would also be thevSwedish record were it not fir fact that the world 100 fly record- holder also swims thus race and gas been 1;54-mid.

    Pellegrini — approaching the Bug 30 — swam her fastest 200si de setting the world-record (1:52.98) @ the 2K9 World Champuonships also in Rome and the time tidal yes her textile pr.

    Looks like Ledecky’s good/wr in this race @ Rio hay gave to go through Itaky and Sweden not to mention Temoe, AZ. ( home if the defending Big I’s champ Allison Schmidt)

    ‘Course when Ledecky lays down a 1:50. In prelims, 1:48. In semis and a sterling 1:45-plus in finals here it’ll all be academic!