Day 3 Finals Dwell Recap



It’s right here – the ultimate day of motion on the 2023 Sette Colli Trophy. Which means it’s the final day of this ‘final probability’ meet for Italian swimmers to vie for spots on their nation’s World Championships roster.

Among the many host nation contingent, we’ll see Filippo Megli and Stefano Di Cola tackle the Romanian Rocket David Popovici within the males’s 200m free, with reigning Olympic champion Tom Dean of Nice Britain lurking among the many pack.

Thomas Ceccon topped the lads’s 50m fly heats, though reigning World Document holder Andrii Govorov of Ukraine, German file holder Luca Armbruster and Hungary’s Szebasztian Szabo will attempt to rain on the Italian’s parade.

With Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden among the many girls’s 50m free area, we’ll most definitely be handled to yet one more show of her superior sprinting prowess.

Keep tuned and refresh usually for updates because the day’s actions unfold.


  • World Document – 23.67, Sarah Sjotrom (SWE) 2017
  • European Document – 23.67, Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) 2017
  • Sette Colli Document – 23.92, Pernille Blume (DEN) 2018
  • World Aquatics ‘A’ – 25.04

GOLD – Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) 23.93
SILVER – Michelle Coleman (SWE) 24.43
BRONZE – Anna Hopkin (GBR) 24.62

It was a 1-2 Swedish punch to kick off our closing day of motion on the 2023 Sette Colli Trophy.

29-year-old Sarah Sjostrom fired off a time of 23.93 to win this girls’s 50m free decisively, with teammate Michelle Coleman snagging silver in 24.43. British ace Anna Hopkin wrangled up bronze in 24.62.

Sjostrom’s time tonight was simply off the 23.82 she produced in Monaco on the Mare Nostrum Tour whereas Coleman’s 24.43 represents a brand new season-best to rank tenth on the planet. Remarkably, this marks Sjostrom’s twenty third time total and 4th time already this season below the 24-second barrier.

As for Loughborough’s Hopkin, the 27-year-old Olympian’s outing was solely .11 off the 24.51 she nailed for the nationwide title at this yr’s British Championships.

Of notice, 4th place finisher Siobhan Haughey already took the 100m and 200m freestyle victories right here and her 24.65 50m free time was solely .09 off the 24.56 Hong Kong nationwide file she put up in Canet final month.


  • World Document – 1:51.92, Aaron Peirsol (USA) 2009
  • European Document – 1:53.23, Evgeny Rylov (RUS) 2021
  • Sette Colli Document – 1:55.05, Ryosuke Irie (JPN) 2012
  • World Aquatics ‘A’ – 1:58.07

GOLD – Roman Mityukov (SUI) 1:56.56
SILVER – Hidekazu Takehara (JPN) 1:57.57
BRONZE – Brodie Williams (GBR) 1:59.67

Swiss nationwide file holder Roman Mityukov powered his method to the 200m again gold in a time of 1:56.56. Opening in 57.79 and shutting in 58.77, the 22-year-old put up the fifth swiftest time of his profession.

Mityukov owns the Swiss commonplace on the 1:56.22 he logged within the semi-finals of the 2022 European Championships. There in Rome, he wound up finally ending in 4th in a time of 1:56.45. His time tonight now ranks him eleventh on the planet on the season.

Japan’s Hidekazu Takehara bought his nation on the board tonight with silver, clocking 1:57.57 because the runner-up. That was simply over half a second off the 1:56.93 he registered at this yr’s Japanese World Trials.

Rounding out the highest 3 was Commonwealth Video games champion Brodie Williams, with the British 24-year-old touching in 1:59.67.

Whereas an Italian was absent from the rostrum, Matteo Restivo has already certified for the World Championships on this occasion, courtesy of the 1:56.96 he earned at April’s Italian Championships.


  • World Document – 2:03.14, Kaylee McKeown (AUS) 2023
  • European Document – 2:04.94, Anastasia Zuyeva (RUS) 2009
  • Sette Colli Document – 2:06.87, Margherita Panziera (ITA) 2019
  • World Aquatics ‘A’ – 2:11.08

GOLD – Kylie Masse (CAN) 2:08.91
SILVER – Katie Shanahan (GBR) 2:09.69
BRONZE – Rio Shirai (JPN) 2:10.23

Simply two girls dipped below the two:10 barrier in tonight’s 200m again, led by Canadian Olympian Kylie Masse.

27-year-old Masse logged a strong swim of two:08.91 to steer British nationwide champion Katie Shanahan, with the latter touching in 2:09.69.

Japan bought on the board as soon as once more, with Rio Shirai punching a results of 2:10.23 for bronze.

Masse presently ranks fifth on the planet with the two:07.13 she hit at Canadian Trials whereas Shanahan is correct behind, ranked ninth along with her private greatest of two:07.81.

Shanahan’s efficiency in Sheffield rendered the College of Stirling star the 4th quickest British performer in historical past. Masse’s private greatest of two:05.42 from the Olympic Video games ranks her because the #1 Canadian lady ever.

As for Shirai, the 23-year-old claimed the Japanese nationwide title in April with a mark there in Tokyo of two:10.01 so she was solely .21 off of that outing this night.


GOLD – Thomas Ceccon (ITA) 22.84
SILVER – Szebasztian Szabo (HUN) 23.13
BRONZE – Noe Ponti (SUI) 23.27

Thomas Ceccon practically broke his personal Italian nationwide file en path to taking this males’s 50m fly. He bought to the wall in a brilliant fast 22.84, simply .05 outdoors his commonplace of twenty-two.79 he registered within the semi-finals of the occasion ultimately yr’s World Championships.

There in Budapest, Ceccon finally positioned fifth in a slower 22.86.

Ceccon’s outing tonight represents a brand new season-best, beating out the 22.84 scored on the Italian Championships. The 22-year-old stays ranked #2 on the planet, solely behind Russian Oleg Kostin’s 22.62.

Hungarian file holder Szebasztian Szabo snagged silver in 23.13 whereas Olympic medalist Noe Ponti touched in 23.27. Ponti already snared the 100m and 200m fly victories at this competitors.

World Document holder Andrii Govorov of Ukraine topped the B-Remaining in a time of 23.42. Further A-Remaining finishers included Dutchman Nyls Korstanje claiming 4th in 23.36 whereas British star Ben Proud clocked 23.45 for fifth place.


  • World Document – 2:01.81, Liu Zige (CHN) 2009
  • European Document – 2:04.27, Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 2009
  • Sette Colli Document – 2:07.05, Sara Isakovic (SLO) 2008
  • World Aquatics ‘A’ – 2:09.21

GOLD – Boglarka Kapas (HUN) 2:08.52
SILVER – Laura Stephens (GBR) 2:09.32
BRONZE – Dalma Sebestyen (HUN) 2:09.42

Hungarian Olympian Boglarka Kapas captured the ladies’s 200m butterfly victory in a time of two:08.52, the only outing of the sphere below 2:09. Nevertheless, the race for minor medals was extraordinarily heated with the subsequent 5 finishers all touching inside half a second of each other.

British nationwide champion Laura Stephens secured silver in 2:09.32 whereas Kapas’ teammate Dalma Sebestyen was solely .10 behind in 2:09.42 for bronze.

Kapas time tonight represents a brand new season-best, rating the 30-year-old seventeenth on the planet this season.

24-year-old Stephens claimed the British Championships gold in April with a World Championships-worthy results of 2:06.62, her lifetime greatest. That rendered her the 4th quickest lady on the planet so far.

The highest Italian finisher this night was Antonella Crispino who topped the B-Remaining in a time of two:09.61. That falls .4 shy of the two:09.21 World Aquatics ‘A’ lower wanted for Fukuoka and is the 2nd swiftest results of her profession.

Because it stands proper now, no Italian lady has cleared a time worthy of computerized World Championships qualification.


  • World Document – 2:06.12, Anton Chupkov (RUS) 2019
  • European Document – 2:06.12, Anton Chupkov (RUS) 2019
  • Sette Colli Document – 2:07.62, Arno Kamminga (NED) 2021
  • World Aquatics ‘A’ – 2:10.31

GOLD – Arno Kamminga (NED) 2:10.57
SILVER – Erik Persson (SWE) 2:11.27
BRONZE – Luca Pizzini (ITA) 2:11.42

It was a subdued males’s 200m breaststroke this night the place no contestant beat the two:10 barrier.

Main the way in which was two-time Olympic silver medalist Arno Kamminga of the Netherlands, who reached the wall first in 2:10.57.

Swedens’ Erik Persson nabbed 2:11.27 because the silver medalist whereas Italy’s Luca Pizzini rounded out the highest 3 in 2:11.42.

Kamminga’s season-best stays on the 2:09.34 he put up final month on the AP Race Worldwide Meet in London, whose namesake athlete Adam Peaty was on-deck right here in Rome yesterday.


  • World Document – 2:17.55, Evgenia Chikunova (RUS) 2023
  • European Document – 2:17.55, Evgenia Chikunova (RUS) 2023
  • Sette Colli Document – 2:20.72, Yuliya Efimova (RUS) 2018
  • World Aquatics ‘A’ – 2:25.91

GOLD – Tes Schouten (NED) 2:21.84
SILVER – Reona Aoki (JPN) 2:23.84
BRONZE – Francesca Fangio (ITA) 2:25.34

Dutch swimmer Tes Schouten wowed the gang with one other spectacular 200m breaststroke efficiency.

The 22-year-old practically broke her personal nationwide file en path to profitable the occasion tonight, stopping the clock in 2:21.84, That represents the 2nd quickest time of her profession, with solely her Dutch commonplace of two:21.71 ranked forward of it from the Dutch Championships earlier this month.

Schouten dominated the sphere, with the next-closest racer Reona Aoki of Japan touching 2 seconds later in 2:23.84. Her silver medal-worthy efficiency is inside a second of the two:23.12 season-best Aoki logged at January’s Kosuke Kitajima Cup.

Italy’s Francesca Fangio rounded out the highest 3 in a time of two:25.34, whereas her teammate Martina Carraro claimed 4th place in 2:25.57. Each occasions clear the two:25.91 World Aquatics ‘A’ commonplace, most definitely rendering them the primary girls from the nation to qualify for the 2breast for Fukuoka.


  • World Document – 1:42.00, Paul Biedermann (GER) 2009
  • European Document – 1:42.00, Paul Biedermann (GER) 2009
  • Sette Colli Document – 1:46.39, Kristof Milak (HUN) 2021
  • World Aquatics ‘A’ – 1:47.06

GOLD – David Popovici (ROU) 1:45.49 *Meet Document
SILVER – Tom Dean (GBR) 1:46.86
BRONZE – Stefano Di Cola (ITA) 1:46.90

18-year-old Romanian World Document holder David Popovici fired off a brand new competitors file en path to claiming gold on this males’s 200m free.

Popovici touched in a speedy mark of 1:45.49 to beat the reigning Olympic champion Tom Dean of Nice Britain by nicely over a second. Dean settled for silver in 1:46.86 whereas Italy’s Stefano Di Cola bagged bronze in 1:46.90.

Popovici’s time overtook the meet file of 1:46.39 Hungarian World Document holder Kristof Milak posted on the 2021 version of this trophy.

Popovici opened in 51.20 and closed in 55.29 to get the job finished, registering the tenth quickest time of his younger profession. He now ranks sixth on the planet this season. His lifetime greatest stays on the other-worldly 1:42.97 he clocked on the 2022 European Championships to come back inside a second of German Paul Biedermann’s longstanding WR of 1:42.00 from the 2009 supersuit period.

Dean has already produced a 1:44.93 season-best 200m free on the British Championships the place he earned runner-up standing behind title winner Matt Richards who hit a time there in Sheffield of 1:44.83. Tonight Richards gained the B-Remaining in 1:47.39.

Along with his bronze medal-worthy efficiency this night, Di Cola most definitely qualifies individually for this 200m free for Fukuoka, getting below the 1:47.06 A time.


  • World Document – 3:56.08, Summer time McIntosh (CAN) 2023
  • European Document – 3:59.15, Federica Pellegrini (ITA) 2009
  • Sette Colli Document – 4:02.64, Camille Muffat (FRA) 2013
  • World Aquatics ‘A’ – 4:10.57

GOLD – Simona Quadarella (ITA) 4:05.85
SILVER – Valentine Dumont (BEL) 4:06.27
BRONZE – Ajna Kesely (HUN) 4:06.41

Italy’s Olympian Simona Quadarella topped the rostrum on this girls’s 400m free occasion, logging a time of 4:05.85. That’s simply .20 away from the season-best 4:05.65 she posted to say gold and World Championships qualification this previous April.

Behind Quadarella was Valentine Dumont who blasted a big-time private greatest en path to silver. 22-year-old Dumont claimed silver in 4:06.27, obliterating her earlier PB and Belgian nationwide file of 4:08.81 put up on this yr’s Mare Nostrum Tour. Which means Dumont dropped over 2 and a half seconds with tonight’s swim, rating her seventeenth on the planet this season.

Hungarian Ajna Kesely additionally landed on the rostrum this night, rocking a time of 4:06.41 to come back inside .06 of the 4:06.35 notched at April’s nationwide championships.

Taking 4th right here was Antonietta Cesarano who touched in 4:09.26 to clear the World Aquatics ‘A’ QT and most definitely be a part of Quadarella on the Italian roster for Fukuoka.


  • World Document – 1:54.00, Ryan Lochte (USA) 2011
  • European Document – 1:55.18, Laszlo Cseh (HUN) 2009
  • Sette Colli Document – 1:57.11, Daiya Seto (JPN) 2019
  • World Aquatics ‘A’ – 1:59.53

GOLD – Alberto Razzetti (ITA) 1:58.74
SILVER – Duncan Scott (GBR) 1:58.83
BRONZE – Ron Polonsky (ISR) 2:00.04

Simply 2 males on this 200m IM closing made it below the two:00 threshold, led by Italy’s Alberto Razzetti.

Razzettii touched in 1:58.74 to only out-touch the British Olympic silver medalist on this occasion Duncan Scott. Scott hit 1:58.83 for silver on this occasion wherein he’s all-in for the World Championships.

Israel’s Ron Polonsky logged 2:00.04 for third place.

Razzetti’s time makes the grade for Fukuoka, doubtlessly including this occasion to the 200m fly wherein he already certified from April’s Italian Championships.

As for Scott, this time is a powerful swim contemplating the 26-year-old College of Stirling star is below heavy coaching.


  • World Document – 2:06.12, Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 2015
  • European Document – 2:06.12, Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 2015
  • Sette Colli Document – 2:08.28, Katinka Hosszu (HUN0 2019
  • World Aquatics ‘A’ – 2:12.98

GOLD – Sara Franceschi (ITA) 2:09.30
SILVER – Marrit Steenbergen (NED) 2:09.51
BRONZE – Katie Shanahan (GBR) 2:10.93

We noticed our first Italian nationwide file of the evening chew the mud, courtesy of Sara Franceschi on this girls’s 200m IM.

The 24-year-old pounded out an effort of two:09.30 to get to the wall first, registering the primary sub-2:10 results of her profession.

Getting into this occasion, Franceschi held the nationwide file with the two:10.05 she posted at April’s Italian Championships. Tonight, nonetheless, she entered totally new territory slashing nicely over half a second off of that mark to seize the gold.

Runner-up Marrit Steenbergen of the Netherlands was inside grasp of her personal nationwide file as nicely. The versatile 23-year-old snagged silver in 2:09.51, close to her lifetime greatest and Dutch commonplace of two:09.16 placed on the books this previous April.

Shanahan of Nice Britain claimed her 2nd medal on the evening, rounding out the highest 3 in 2:10.93. That’s the 2nd greatest time of her younger profession, sitting solely behind the two:09.40 produced at this yr’s British Championships to take the nationwide title. She’s GBR’s third quickest performer in historical past on this 2IM occasion.


  • World Document – 14:31.02, Solar Yang (CHN) 2012
  • European Document – 14:32.80, Gregorio Paltrinieri (ITA) 2022
  • Sette Colli Document – 14:33.10, Gregorio Paltrinieri (ITA) 202
  • World Aquatics ‘A’ – 15:04.64

GOLD – Luca Di Tullio (ITA) 14:59.68
SILVER – Daniel Wiffen (IRL) 15:02.51
BRONZE – Damien Joly (FRA) 15:03.61

Luca Di Tullio ended this competitors with one other gold for Italy, topping the lads’s 1500m free in a time of 14:59.68.

That’s a brand new season-best for the freestyle ace and likewise clears the World Aquatics ‘A’ commonplace of 15:04.64 wanted for Fukouka.

Eire’s nationwide file holder Daniel Wiffen snagged silver in a strong results of 15:02.51, though he’s been a lot faster this season. His lifetime greatest and nationwide commonplace of 14:34.91 from April’s Stockholm Open rendered him the #2 swimmer on the planet.

Frenchman Damien Joly claimed bronze this night in 15:03.61, conserving his season greatest at 14:56.46 which ranks him twelfth on the planet.


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