2020 SETTE COLLI TROPHY
Italian famous person Federica Pellegrini returns to compete after eight months. Final time she went up on a beginning block was on the Italian Championships in Riccione final December.
Yesterday night she competed within the Sette Colli Trophy in Rome. For the primary time in historical past this occasion can be the Nationwide Championship.
There she swam to a bronze medal within the ladies’s 50 free in 25.18. That’s solely two tenths from her finest time of 24.92 that she swam at this meet final yr. The 50 free has not been part of her worldwide lineup in previous years since very early in her profession, although she did swim the race on the 2019 World Championships – ending 17th in 25.08 in prelims.
After the race Pellegrini speaks about she lingered her emotions on this specific return to racing after the lockdown.
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“It’s nice to go back to racing and for me it’s like the first time. I hadn’t competed for seven months and it was a strange feeling. The empty swimming stadium gives a strange feeling. We’re not used to stadiums like this with such huge stands. Having them full every year gave us a rush and adrenaline rush we didn’t have anywhere else.”
A brand new yr of technical preparation that awaits her to face what might be her final Olympics. Declares Federica:
At 32 years outdated I put together for the brand new yr figuring out that I’ve to work arduous and that I’ve to surpass myself each day, hoping that my physique will maintain out. This break has fallen at time from a technical perspective as a result of I wanted it to repair some issues; much less so from an age perspective.
WOMEN’S 50 FREE- FINAL
Sette Colli Document – Pernille Blume (DEN), 23.92 2018
Italian Document – Silvia Di Pietro, 24.84 2014
Di Pietro clocked the one sub-25 second outing of the sector to supply 24.91 for 50m free gold, whereas Henique fell simply quick in 25.11. Versatile icon Federica Pellegrini touched in 25.18, ok for bronze.
Di Pietro owns the Italian nationwide document on this 50m free occasion with the 24.84 she put up 6 years in the past. Tonight’s effort was solely .07 away from that outing.