Federica Pellegrini Touches Out Femke Heemskerk For 200 Free Crown

FINA World Championships Federica Pellegrini
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Italy’s Federica Pellegrini touched out The Netherlands’ Femke Heemskerk for the women’s 200-meter freestyle title at the 2016 European Championships.

Pellegrini won the finale with a 1:55.93 to 1:55.97 triumph ahead of Heemskerk.  It wasn’t her fastest of the year, behind a 1:55.30 at Italian Nationals.  It also wasn’t the fastest 200 free here as Sarah Sjostrom clocked a 1:55.30 meet record as a leadoff in the 800 free relay.

France’s Charlotte Bonnet took third overall in 1:56.51, while Spain’s Melanie Costa Schmid picked up fourth in 1:58.08.

Hungary’s Evelyn Verraszto (1:58.16), Hungary’s Ajna Kesely (1:58.24), Bulgaria’s Nina Rangelova (1:58.27) and Spain’s Patricia Castro Ortega (1:58.69) finished fifth through eighth in the finale.


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