Federica Pellegrini qualifies in the 200 freestyle for the Tokyo Olympics

Time.news – Federica Pellegrini winning the 200 freestyle in 1’56 “69 at the spring swimming Absolutes in Riccione he hit the pass for the Tokyo Olympics.

Behind the champion of Italian swimming, at the 24 / o Italian title, Margherita Panziera (1’59”52) e Stefania Pirozzi (2’00”38).

For Pellegrini, 32, nicknamed ‘La Divina’, those in Tokyo will be le fifth career Olympics, 17 years after the Athens 2004 premiere where he won silver.

In 2008 in Beijing, Federica graduated as 200 freestyle Olympic champion.

For swimming it was an important day also for other important results: Martina Carraro won the 100 breaststroke of the Italian Spring Championships with the new Italian record of 1’05 “86, a time that is also valid for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics pass.

Carraro, 27, from Genoa, is the first Italian woman to drop below 1’06 “in the specialty. Behind Martina, ex aequo with 1’06” 00, Arianna Castiglioni and Benedetta Pilato. The latter, already qualified for the Olympics that will start next July 23, was the previous holder of the national record (1’06 “02 – 17 December 2020, again in Riccione).

Nicolò Martinenghi in the final of the 50 breaststroke swam in 26 “39 has retouched his national record. The 21 – year – old athlete from Varese preceded Alessandro Pinzuti (27 “22) and Simone Cerasuolo (27” 50).

Martinenghi’s 26 “39 is placed in third place all-time behind the world and European record of 25” 95 for the British Adam Peaty and 26 “33 for the Brazilian Felipe Lima. The time trial obtained in the afternoon session allowed the blue to overtake the carioca Joao Gomex jr (26 “42) in the ranking.



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