High 5 Ladies’s Races To Watch At 2023 Sette Colli Trophy



  • Friday, June twenty third – Sunday, June twenty fifth
  • Prelims at 10am native (4am EDT)/Finals at 6pm native (Midday EDT)
  • Foro Italico, Rome, Italy
  • LCM (50m)
  • World Championships Qualifier
  • Meet Central
  • Entry Listing
  • Dwell Outcomes

The 2023 Settle Colli Trophy kicks off on Friday, June twenty third with stacked fields on each the ladies’s and males’s sides. The entry lists reveal a plethora of expertise from all over the world, together with host nation Italy, Sweden, Japan, the Netherlands, Nice Britain and extra.

For these athletes who’re diving in over the 3-day meet, the Sette Colli might signify a last-chance alternative to qualify for subsequent month’s World Championships.

Italy held its Trials meet in April, with a complete of 12 swimmers having clocked Fukuoka-worthy instances so as to add their names to the preliminary roster. These athletes can try so as to add extra occasions whereas new names will search to be inserted onto the lineup with this weekend’s racing.

I’ve picked out 5 males’s races and 5 girls’s races which have the potential to result in some fireworks over the course of the weekend. Refresh your self on the boys’s preview right here whereas the highest 5 girls’s are beneath.

#1 100 Freestyle

Three of the highest six girls on the planet proper now can be contesting the 100m free, together with Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey, Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom and the Netherlands’ Marrit Steenbergen.

Two-time Olympic silver medalist Haughey already clocked a mark of 52.50 this season on the Mare Nostrum Tour, with the previous College of Michigan Wolverine coming inside lower than half a second of her PB of 52.27.

23-year-old Steenbergen’s season-best of 52.98 was produced simply this month on the Dutch Championships. The time additionally checked in as her lifetime finest and first foray ever beneath the 53-second barrier.

As for famous person Sjostrom, she’ll be seeking to enhance upon her 52.99 notched in Stockholm this previous April.

Nice Britain can be represented by Freya Anderson and Anna Hopkin right here in Rome, whereas Belgium’s Roos Vanotterdijk is a sleeper contender.

Seeded 14th, Vanotterdijk’s 54.51 from February’s Flemish Championships overtook the earlier Belgian report of 54.90 and was simply the 18-year-old’s 4th outing beneath the 55-second barrier.

#2 50 Backstroke

Dutch ace Kira Toussaint leads the sector with an entry time of 27.10, the nationwide normal and European Report she produced 2 years in the past. Nevertheless, she’s solely been as fast as 28.02 this season, which opens the door for the remainder of the pack to take a run at gold.

Among the many area is Canadian Kylie Massewith the 27-year-old carrying a season-best of 27.38 into the race. That consequence put up in January fell simply .20 exterior of the Olympian’s nationwide report within the occasion.

British duo Medi Harris and Lauren Cox will try and make it a 1-2 punch whereas Italy’s Silvia Scalia will attempt to enhance upon her 28.04 logged at April’s Italian Championships.

Israel’s Anastasia Gorbenko is located because the twelfth seed however has a behavior of enhancing her PBs seemingly each time she dives into the pool.

#3 100 Breaststroke

Though Italy’s 18-year-old Benedetta Pilato opted out of her signature 50m breast for Sette Colli, she is listed among the many entrants for the 100m distance.

Meaning we’ll doubtlessly get to see a head-to-head battle with Lithuanian Olympic champion Ruta Meilutyte.

Pilato will attempt to construct on the 1:08.49 she produced in Might whereas Meilutyte’s season-best of 1:06.38 from the Barcelona cease of the Mare Nostrum Tour ranks her thirteenth on the planet on the season.

Japan’s Reona Aoki can be amongst these able to stake her declare on this occasion after accumulating the nationwide title at April’s Trials in a mark of 1:05.89.

Dutch 22-year-old Tes Schouten fired off a brand new nationwide report of 1:05.71 in 2023 and has been beneath 1:06 already 4 instances this season.

Eire’s Mona McSharry can be coming in scorching after establishing a brand new private finest and nationwide report of 1:06.04 in Might.

#4 200 IM

The highest 4 seeds headed into this 200 IM are all within the 2:09-zone, led by Steenbergen. The versatile Dutch racer clocked a brand new nationwide report of two:09.16 in Eindhoven, rating her sixth on the planet and the highest European performer this season.

Gorbenko is correct behind her with a nationwide record-setting efficiency of her personal, having reaped a mark of two:09.28 in Monte Carlo final month.

The extra sub-2:10 entrants embrace Brits Katie Shanahan and Abbie Wooden.

18-year-old Shanahan upset Olympic finalist Wooden on the British Trials on this occasion, with the previous taking the title in 2:09.40 whereas the latter settled for silver in 2:09.46.

Italy’s Sara Franceschi may even be within the combine, though the 24-year-old already nabbed a World Championships qualifying time of two:10.05 on this occasion.

#5 50 Butterfly

The 50m fly can be all about Sjostrom, with the Swede sitting head and shoulders above the remainder of the pack.

29-year-old Sjostrom ripped a ferocious time of 24.89 on this occasion whereas competing within the knockout rounds on the Monaco cease of the Mare Nostrum Tour.

Sjostrom has held the 50m fly World Report since clocking a time of 24.43 in 2014. She stays the one girl in historical past to have ever dipped beneath the 25-second barrier on this occasion and has recorded the highest 25 instances in historical past.

Sjostrom’s final 24-point 50m fly got here on the 2022 World Championships the place she put up 24.95 to assert gold in Budapest. Remarkably, her season-best time of 24.89 beat out that gold medal-worthy effort and ranks because the seventh swiftest efficiency in historical past.

Chasing Sjostrom can be Maaike de Waard of the Netherlands, Angelina Kohler of Germany, Ai Soma of Japan and Silvia di Pietro of Italy.


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