World Document Holders David Popovici, Sarah Sjostrom, Lead Sette Colli Saturday Morning


59th Annual Swimming Trophy Settecolli

The World Document holders David Popovici and Sarah Sjostrom cruised into finals of the 100 free on Saturday, one of the best occasion of the day for each genders on the day 2 schedule on the historic Sette Colli Trophy.

Popovici posted a 48.35 in prelims. The person who has the second-most sub-48 second swims in historical past within the 100 freestyle can be chasing one other in finals whereas racing in opposition to a loaded remaining.

Matthew Richards from Nice Britain was 2nd in 48.36. That about two-tenths slower than he swam a month in the past on the AP Race occasion in London, however is a superb time for him in prelims.

That warmth units up an electrical remaining, an occasion that features Alessandro Miressi of the host nation in 48.53, Manuel Frigo (48.84), Thomas Dean (48.88), Breno Correia (48.95), Lorenzo Zazzeri (48.95), and Filippo Megli (49.13).

The depth of the Italian males’s dash group (they took bronze at Worlds final 12 months) very-nearly froze Brits Duncan Scott (49.15) and Jacob Whittle (49.23) out of the A-final, however the meet utilizing a 10-lane pool can be their saving grace.

Scott, it’s price noting, dropped this 100 free from his Worlds schedule in favor of the 200 IM.

The ladies’s race confirmed comparable high quality, led by the Swede Sjostrom in 53.43. The Swede, who has been on a little bit of a load-management schedule this season, has solely been quicker as soon as this calendar 12 months – a 52.9 from Swedish Nationals in mid-April.

She is adopted by Britain’s Anna Hopkin, who swam 54.15 in her first swim of the meet. Siobhan Haughey and Marrit Steenbergen swam matching 54.17s out of warmth 3 to advance as effectively.

Among the many most-significant swims of the morning was a 54.32 from Italian 20-year-old Sofia Morini to qualify fifth. That knocks four-tenths of a second off her greatest time from Italian Nationals in April.

She just isn’t one of the 12 swimmers who have been prequalified to Worlds from Trials. For that record to develop, swimmers must hit FINA “A” requirements this week, which for Morini means 54.25 within the remaining.

That 100 free can be one other loaded remaining, with different huge names like Signe Bro (54.52), Valentine Dumont (54.74), Freya Anderson (54.81), and Michelle Coleman (54.84) additionally swam into the A-final.

Different Prelims Swims of Significance:

  • Quick course World Document holder and the defending double World Champion within the 50 breast Ruta Meilutyte led the way in which in prelims of the 50 breaststroke in 30.02. One other Italian girl breaking via in prelims was Anita Bottazzo, who swam 30.33 to make her first worldwide remaining of any significance. Her earlier greatest time was 30.69.
  • Italians took the highest 5 positions within the males’s 50 breaststroke prelims, led by Nicolo Martinenghi in 26.76. Martinenghi is the defending World Championship silver medalist from final 12 months. Not far behind him was teenager Simone Cerasuolo in 26.81. That point is a brand new Age Group Document in Italy for 17-19 12 months olds.
  • Sweden’s Louise Hansson, who’s holding down the butterfly races for the nation with Sjostrom centered extra on free, swam 57.61 for the highest seed in prelims. She has been going 57-lows all season lengthy.
  • 2023 Worlds silver medalist within the 100 again Kylie Masse swam 59.84 within the girls’s 100 again, making her the one girl below 1 minute within the occasion.
  • British teen Freya Colbert led the sector within the girls’s 400 IM in 4:41.51. That’s sixth greatest time of her profession and already the quickest that she has swum exterior of a British/World/European/Commonwealth Championship meet. She had her huge breakthrough at April’s Nationwide Championships, swimming 4:35.50, placing her within the dialog for a medal in Fukuoka. After a breakthrough 1:56 within the 200 free on Friday, she may very well be lined up for an enormous finals swim on this race on Saturday night.


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