2019 Sette Colli Trophy: Day 3 Finals Live Recap


The final session from the 2019 Sette Colli Trophy will feature a bunch of 200s, all except the men’s 200 fly to be exact, along with the men’s 50 fly and 1500 freestyle.

During the preliminary session, Katinka Hosszu set a new meet record in the women’s 200 IM, putting up a time of 2:09.07 to lower Siobhan-Marie O’Connor‘s 2017 mark of 2:10.01.

In addition to that event, Hosszu will face off with world #1 Margherita Panziera of Italy in the 200 back, coming in as the second seed in 2:11.66 after Panziera put down a 2:09.00 this morning.

Men’s 200 Back Final

  • Meet Record: 1:55.05, Ryosuke Irie (JPN), 2012
  1. Brodie Williams, GBR, 1:56.26
  2. Adam Telegdy, HUN, 1:57.53
  3. Leonardo De Deus, BRA, 1:57.62

Brodie Williams of Great Britain was out fast in the final of the men’s 200 back, flipping over eight-tenths clear of Hungarian Adam Telegdy at the 100m mark in 55.98, and increased his advantage coming home for a final winning time of 1:56.26.

The swim crushes his previous best time of 1:58.62 from the European Championships last summer, and bumps him up into ninth in the world this year.

Telegdy, who has been 1:56.98 this season, finished over a second back to finish in the runner-up position in 1:57.53. Brazilian Leonardo De Deus was the only swimmer in the field to close sub-30 (29.50) to finish third and nearly run down Telegdy in 1:57.62.

Women’s 200 Back Final

  1. Margherita Panziera, ITA, 2:06.87
  2. Katinka Hosszu, HUN, 2:08.83
  3. Africa Zamorano Sanz, ESP, 2:10.56

After flipping at the halfway mark just .02 apart, Margherita Panziera made her move on Katinka Hosszu on the second half of the women’s 200 back to win comfortably in a time of 2:06.87. Panziera closed in 1:04.50 (32.50/32.00) compared to Hosszu’s 1:06.48. Hosszu led at the 100 in 1:02.35 to Panziera’s 1:02.37.

The Italian broke her own Meet Record with that swim, which was a 2:07.16 set last year. She leads the world rankings this year in 2:05.72.

Hosszu touched second in 2:08.83. She is sixth in the world this year with a 2:06.94 from the Indy stop of the FINA Champions Series.

Spaniard Africa Zamorano Sanz was a clear third in 2:10.56, less than a second off her season-best (2:09.60).

Men’s 50 Fly Final

  • Meet Record: 22.27, Andrii Govorov (UKR), 2018
  1. Michael Andrew, USA, 23.09
  2. Szebasztian Szabo, HUN, 23.51
  3. Konrad Czerniak, POL, 23.52

American Michael Andrew claimed the men’s 50 fly in a time of 23.09, improving his season-best of 23.11 from last month. He moves from seventh into a tie for sixth with Britain’s Ben Proud in the world rankings this year.

Hungary’s Szebasztian Szabo, who is one of four men who have cracked 23 seconds this season, was the runner-up in 23.51, edging out Poland’s Konrad Czerniak (23.52). All eight finalists were under 24 seconds.

An additional five swimmers broke 24 from the B-final, led by Meiron Cheruti who set a new Israeli National Record in 23.65. He held the record at 23.70 from last year.

Women’s 200 Fly Final

  • Meet Record: 2:07.05, Sara Isakovic (SLO), 2008
  1. Boglarka Kapas, HUN, 2:07.71
  2. Zsuzsanna Jakabos, HUN, 2:08.94
  3. Liliana Szilagyi, HUN, 2:09.19

It was Italy versus Hungary in the women’s 200 fly final, with four swimmers representing each country, and it was the Hungarians who came out on top by sweeping the podium.

Zsuzsanna Jakabos opened up the early lead, turning in 1:01.94 at the 100, but Boglarka Kapas closed with the fastest splits in the field on the third (32.20) and fourth (33.21) 50s to win in a time of 2:07.71. Kapas has been 2:07.37 this season, ranking her ninth in the world.

Jakabos held off a late push from Liliana Szilagyi to take second in 2:08.94, with Szilagyi rounding out the podium in 2:09.19. Like Kapas, both have been in the 2:07s this year as well.

In fourth, Italian Francesca Annis established a new best time in 2:10.91.

Men’s 200 Breast Final

  1. Marco Koch, GER, 2:07.96
  2. Yasuhiro Koseki, JPN, 2:09.02
  3. Luca Pizzini, ITA, 2:10.46

An incredibly consistent performance from Marco Koch earns him the win in the men’s 200 breaststroke, dismantling his meet record set seven years ago by close to eight-tenths in a time of 2:07.96.

After turning fourth at the 50 in 29.74, the German held splits of 32.7 the rest of the way (32.75/32.75/32.72) to make his way through the field and ultimately win by over a second. This marks a new season-best by over seven-tenths of a second, previously having been 2:08.72 in April, and moves him into a tie for fifth in the world this year with Ross Murdoch.

Yasuhiro Koseki of Japan held the lead for more than three-quarters of the race, out in 28.88 and 1:01.52 at the first two walls before he turned just two-tenths ahead of Koch at the 150. He ended up getting mowed over by the 2015 World Champion on the last 50, but was a still a clear runner-up in 2:09.02. Koseki ranks seventh in the world with a 2:08.05 from February.

Luca Pizzini of Italy and Arno Kamminga of the Netherlands were just .04 apart at the 150 in the race for third, but Pizzini’s 33.87 last 50 got him on the podium in a time of 2:10.46 (to Kamminga’s 2:11.20).

Women’s 200 Breast Final

  • Meet Record: 2:20.72, Yuliya Efimova (RUS), 2018
  1. Jessica Vall, ESP, 2:24.51
  2. Fanny Lecluyse, BEL, 2:24.77
  3. Francesca Fangio, ITA, 2:25.19

Jessica Vall of Spain turned on the jets on the last 50 of the women’s 200 breast to move up from third to first and win in a time of 2:24.51, splitting 36.08 to run down Belgian Fanny Lecluyse.

Lecluyse was a quarter of a second back in 2:24.77 after leading throughout the race, while Francesca Fangio of Italy was right there for third in 2:25.19.

The swim was a season-best for Vall, improving on her 2:24.94, while Lecluyse was a few one-hundredths off of hers (2:24.73). Fangio claimed herself a new best time, having previously been 2:25.67 in March.

Men’s 200 Free Final

  • Meet Record: 1:46.78, Gabriele Detti (ITA), 2016
  1. Breno Correia, BRA / Matteo Ciampi, ITA, 1:47.62
  2. Stefano Di Cola, ITA, 1:47.78

An incredibly tight battle in the men’s 200 free ended up in a tie, as Breno Correia of Brazil and Matteo Ciampi of Italy touched in identical times of 1:47.62.

Dominik Kozma was the early aggressor, turning first at the 50 in 24.68 and maintaining the lead through the 150. But coming home Correia, Ciampi and Stefano Di Cola all moved by him, with Ciampi’s 27.16 being the fastest closing 50 in the field. Di Cola was just a tick back of the joint winners in third in a time of 1:47.78, while Kozma settled for fourth in 1:47.91.

It was the first time both Ciampi and Di Cola had broken 1:48.

Kristof Milak produced a solid 1:47.98 to win the consolation final, jumping up from fourth at the 150 with a final 50 of 26.73.

Women’s 200 Free Final

  1. Federica Pellegrini, ITA, 1:55.42
  2. Femke Heemskerk, NED, 1:56.35
  3. Ajna Kesely, HUN, 1:58.14

Federica Pellegrini performed in front of her home crowd tonight in the women’s 200 freestyle, producing her fastest swim since her gold medal-winning swim at the 2017 World Championships in 1:55.42.

Pellegrini led at each turn, slightly ahead of Femke Heemskerk, but really made some separation on the last 50 closing in a blazing 29.16. This moves her up from 10th (1:56.60) into fifth in the world this year.

Heemskerk also registered a 2019 best, clocking 1:56.35 to improve on her 1:56.48 from April.

Ajna Kesely of Hungary looked like a lock for third at the 150, but a late push from Chihiro Igarashi made it a close call. Igarashi came home in 29.85 to Kesely’s 30.42, but the Hungarian got her hand on the wall first in 1:58.14 to get on the podium. Igarashi was just over a tenth behind in 1:58.26.

Men’s 200 IM Final

  1. Daiya Seto, JPN, 1:57.11
  2. Yakov Toumarkin, ISR, 2:00.06
  3. Alberto Razzetti, ITA, 2:00.41

The third meet record of the session falls in the men’s 200 IM, and for the third time it was broken by the swimmer who held it previously.

Daiya Seto put on a dominant display to win by close to three seconds in 1:57.11, producing the fastest split in the field on fly (25.11), back (29.46) and breast (33.86). His freestyle split of 28.68 was second to sixth place finisher Raphael Stacchiotti (28.57) of Luxembourg.

Seto was just over four-tenths of his season-best of 1:56.69 which ranks him fourth in the world this year.

Yakov Toumarkin of Israel took second in 2:00.06, and Alberto Razzetti of Italy was third in 2:00.41.

Thomas Ceccon won the B-final in 1:59.89, a time that would’ve been second in the A-final, lowering his own Italian Junior Record of 2:00.43.

Women’s 200 IM Final

  1. Katinka Hosszu, HUN, 2:08.28
  2. Rika Omoto, JPN, 2:09.73
  3. Maria Ugolkova, SUI, 2:12.12

Katinka Hosszu pulled away from Rika Omoto on the back half of the women’s 200 IM to win in a new Meet Record of 2:08.28, improving on the 2:09.01 she set in the prelims.

The swim is the #1 time in the world this year, lowering Hosszu’s 2:08.50 from the Indianapolis stop of the FINA Champions Series less than a month ago.

Omoto, who sits third in the world at 2:08.64, held the slight lead on the Hungarian through the backstroke leg before losing ground on breast and free to end up almost a second and a half back in 2:09.73.

Maria Ugolkova of Switzerland rounds out the podium in 2:12.12, taking down her season-best of 2:12.85 from March.

Men’s 1500 Free Timed Final

  1. Guilherme Costa, BRA, 14:59.91
  2. Anton Ipsen, DEN, 15:05.56
  3. Domenico Acerenza, ITA, 15:05.66

Brazilian Guilherme Costa led the men’s 1500 wire-to-wire en route to the victory in a time of 14:59.91, finishing nine-tenths off of his South American Record (14:59.01) set in 2017. He moves up from 22nd (15:05.45) to 15th in the world rankings for the season.

Locked in a close race for second down the last 200, Anton Ipsen held a half-second lead on Domenico Acerenza at the 1450 wall and then the sprint was on. Acerenza made up some ground with the quickest final 50 in the field at 27.37, but Ipsen’s 27.79 held him on as the Dane touched second in 15:05.56. Acerenza was a tenth back in 15:05.66, while meet record holder and current world #1 Gregorio Paltrinieri was back in fourth in a time of 15:11.48.

Acerenza’s swim was a season-best, improving on his 15:07.73 from April. Ipsen has been 14:57.15 this year, while Paltrinieri’s world-leading time stands at 14:38.34 from the Italian Championships.

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3 years ago

What was up with Paltrinieri?

Reply to  Articuno
3 years ago

He injured his elbow when he won the 10k at the US Open, stopped the training camp in Flagstaff, went back to Italy for treatment and stayed away from water for 2 weeks and the went back to Flagstaff for training: he must be in really heavy training compared to his teammates Acerenza and Detti

3 years ago

Pelligrini 1:55.4 200 free looked awesome

Reply to  anonymous
3 years ago

She has been very good before the suits, with suits and now after the suits! What a consistent career!
Marco has recreated himself the last 3 weeks. Good for him and those splits are super impressive!!!!

3 years ago

Good lord Brodie Williams where did that come from… Britain may have found their backstroker. Nice to see Chloe Tutton back in the water too.

3 years ago

Woah. That’s a big PB for Brodie Williams. Shame he didn’t perform at trials.

3 years ago

Another good performance under 2.07 by Panziera. This is the fourth time this year.

3 years ago

MA Gold 50 fly 23.0 little slow on start and off on the finish

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3 years ago

Do you have a video link?

Reply to  The Ready Room
3 years ago

I can see only the live page giving the standing at each 50 live. But that is not the same 🙁

Reply to  Octopus
3 years ago

I have tried several times to make a link and it won’t I don’t know why I can get the feed

Reply to  The Ready Room
3 years ago

I am watching it live on lenTV I don’t know how to make a link try setti colli swimming lenTV.eu

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3 years ago

About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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