2021 Sette Colli Trophy Day 1 Finals Recap

58TH SETTE COLLI TROPHY

  • Friday, June 25th – Sunday, June 27th
  • Swimming Stadium of the Foro Italico, Rome, Italy
  • LCM (50m)
  • Olympic Qualifying Competition
  • Start Lists
  • Results 

MEN’S 100 BACK – TIMED FINAL

Tokyo-bound Thomas Ceccon got his hand on the wall first in the fastest timed final of the men’s 100m backstroke.

The 20-year-old multi-European Championships relay medalist punched a time of 53.79 as one of two swimmers to get under 54 seconds in the race. Behind him was the former national record holder in the event, Simone Sabbioni, who touched in 53.96, just off his 53.91 from April’s Italian Absolute Championships. Michele Lamberti rounded out the top 3 tonight in 54.14.

Ceccon owns the Italian national record in this event with the 52.84 he posted at the Italian Championships last December. He remains the sole Olympic qualifier for Italy in this event, as Sabbioni (or anyone else) needed a time of 52.8.

WOMEN’S 50 BACK – TIMED FINAL

In this non-Olympic event of the women’s 50m backstroke, visiting Brazilian ace Etiene Medeiros got it done for gold, albeit in the slimmest of margins. The 30-year-old world champion in this event from 2017 tonight clocked a mark of 27.78 to get to the wall a hair ahead of Dutch swimmer Kira Toussaint.

Toussaint settled for silver in 27.79, over half a second outside of her national record of 27.10 produced this past April in Eindhoven. Toussaint is coming off of European Championships gold, with the Dutch maestro claiming the top spot in Budapest in a time of 27.36.

Italy’s Costanza Cocconcelli nearly broke the national mark en route to capturing bronze. The 19-year-old snagged a personal best of 27.92, just .03 outside of Silvia Scalia’s Italian standard of 27.89 from 2 years ago.

MEN’S 400 FREE – TIMED FINAL

The men’s 400m free was on the subdued side, with the top time checking in at 3:47.41 by host nation swimmer Marco De Tullio.

De Tullio has already qualified for the Olympic Games in this event, finishing behind Gabriele Detti in this race at the Absolute Championships. At that meet in April, De Tullio nearly pulled off the upset, clocking 3:44.74 to Detti’s 3:44.65, with both men dipping under the Italian Swimming Federation Olympic qualification standard of 3:44.8.

Tonight, Detti finished in 5th in 3:49.42 one month out from Tokyo.

A pair of Brazilian freestyles also made it onto the podium this evening, with Guilherme Pereira Da Coast claiming silver in 3:48.62 while Fernando Scheffer reached the 3rd slot in 3:49.01.

WOMEN’S 200 FREE – TIMED FINAL

Italian Olympic icon Federica Pellegrini popped off a super solid time tonight in the 200m free, stopping the clock in a swift 1:56.23.

Splitting 56.59/59.64, Pellegrini checked in with a mark quicker than that she produced for silver at this year’s European Championships. There in Budapest, Pellegrini registered a time of 1:56.29 to fall just .02 outside of gold, won by Czech swimmer Barbora Seemanova.

Pellegrini was in a race of her own tonight, as the next closest swimmer, Anna Chiara Mascolo came into the wall well over a second later in 1:58.82.

MEN’S 100 BREAST – TIMED FINAL

The first national record of the meet went down courtesy of Italian ace Nicolo Martingenghi. The 21-year-old fired off the fastest time of his career in this 100m breaststroke sprint, producing a monster effort of 58.29. That edged out on-fire Dutchman Arno Kamminga, who touched in 58.40 as runner-up tonight.

Entering this meet, Martinenghi’s fastest time ever was marked by his 58.37 produced at the Absolute Italian Championships this past April. Splits for that swim included 27.28/31.09, whereas tonight Martinenghi opened in 27.67 and brought it home in 30.62 to knock off .08 and notch a new record.

For Kamminga’s part, the 24-year-old’s 58.40 is still a solid time from the man who earlier this year became just the 2nd person ever to get under 58 seconds in this event. Kamminga clocked a time of 57.90 in April.

WOMEN’S 100 BREAST – TIMED FINAL

In a thrilling women’s 100m breaststroke battle, Arianna Castiglioni produced a new lifetime best en route to reaching the top of the podium.

Crushing a time of 1:05.67, Castiglioni just beat out young gun Benedetta Pilato, who touched in 1:05.84 for a new career-best of her own. Martina Carraro made it a clean Italian sweep, capturing bronze in 1:06.08.

Castiglioni entered this meet with a season-best of 1:05.98 from this past May’s European Championships. She wound up taking silver there in Budapest in 1:06.13. Flash forward to tonight, however, and Castiglioni split 31.29/34.38 to make it happen for gold in a new Italian national record-setting time. Her effort beat out the previous NR of 1:05.86 scored by Carraro this past April.

Castiglioni now ranks 7th in the world this season.

As for Pilato, the 16-year-old phenom was 1:06.00 at April’s Championships, meaning tonight’s performance represents the teen’s first-ever outing under the 1:06 barrier. She earned a new Italian Junior Record for her effort.

2020-2021 LCM Women 100 Breast

LillyUSA
King
06/14
1:04.72
2Tatjana
Schoenmaker
RSA1:04.8207/25
3Lydia
Jacoby
USA1:04.9507/27
4Annie
Lazor
USA1:05.3706/14
5Sophie
Hansson
SWE1:05.6607/25
6Arianna
Castiglioni
ITA1:05.6706/25
7Bethany
Galat
USA1:05.7506/15
8Benedetta
Pilato
ITA1:05.8406/25
9Martina
Carraro
ITA1:05.8507/25
10Evgeniia
Chikunova
RUS1:05.9007/27
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MEN’S 100 FLY – TIMED FINAL

Hungarian world record holder in the men’s 200m fly, Kristof Milak, made some major noise in this 100m  fly sprint. The 21-year-old busted out a time of 50.89 to lead a stacked field, owning the only sub-51 second outing of the pack.

Milak is coming off of a European Championships victory which saw the man post 50.18 in Budapest for a new meet record. That ranks him #2 behind American Caeleb Dressel who tops the entire world in 49.76 from the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials.

NC State-commit Noe Ponti of Switzerland was within striking distance of his own national record en route to silver tonight. Ponti produced a time of 51.59, whereas his lifetime best and Swiss standard rests at 51.15.

Coming in 3rd place this evening was Santo Condorelli, who was gunning for Olympic qualification in this event. Condorelli touched in 51.62, a big-time personal best for the one-time Canadian athlete. Condorelli needed 51.0 according to the Italian Swimming Federation in order to qualify for Tokyo.

Other high-profile stars in the mix included Federico Burdisso claiming 4th in 51.78, Piero Codia hitting 51.79 for 5th and South African Chad Le Clos posting 51.87 for 6th in his first sub-52 second outing of the season.

WOMEN’S 50 FLY – TIMED FINAL

A clash of the titans took place in this women’s 50 fly, with Swedish superstar Sarah Sjostrom pegged against Dutch speedster Ranomi Kromowidjojo. This wasn’t just any regular duel, however, as Sjostrom is making her butterfly debut since having had elbow surgery after slipping on ice earlier this year.

Sjostrom reached the wall in a narrow victory, hitting 25.42 to Kromo’s 25.43. That’s a super solid result for Sjostrom, who is sticking to freestyle for the Olympics she says. As for Kromo, she came within .19 of her own 25.24 national record logged just earlier this season.

And, just like that Sjostrom now ranks #3 in the world in this fast and furious 50m fly event.

2020-2021 LCM Women 50 Fly

2Ranomi
Kromowidjojo
NED25.2403/13
3Sarah
Sjostrom
SWE25.4206/25
4Emilie
Beckmann
DEN25.5003/05
5Marie
Wattel
FRA25.5102/13
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MEN’S 50 FREE – TIMED FINAL

Brazilian Olympian Bruno Fratus got the job done in this men’s 50m freestyle, registering a swim of 21.71, his fastest of the season. His time here edges out his 21.73 posted at the Pro Swim Series in April.

Italy’s national record holder Alessandro Miressi also limboed under the 22-second threshold, posting 21.97 as runner-up, while Condorelli, fresh off his 100m fly PB, clocked 22.00.

WOMEN’S 1500 FREE – TIMED FINAL

  • GOLD – Simona Quadarella (ITA), 15:48.81
  • SILVER – Martina Caramignoli (ITA), 16:12.30
  • BRONZE – Julia Hasler (LIE), 16:34.45

Reigning European champion Simona Quadarella beat her time from Budapest en route to topping the omen’s 1500m free podium tonight.

Touching in 15:48.81, Quadarella posted a new championships record here in Rome, knocking .03 off of what she produced at this meet in 2019.

Quadarella earned a time of 15:53.59 at this year’s European Championships, so she managed to drop over 4 seconds from that result while also moving u the world rankings to slot #4 on the season.

2020-2021 LCM Women 1500 Free

KatieUSA
Ledecky
07/26
15:35.35
2Erica
Sullivan
USA15:41.4107/28
3Wang
Jianjiahe
CHN15:41.4907/26
4Sarah
Kohler
GER15:42.9107/28
5Maddy
Gough
AUS15:46.1306/15
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Applesandoranges
3 months ago

GP has mono and isn’t swimming this meet. Was this covered in swimswam anywhere? It’s a bigger story than Sun Yang who won’t be relevant for another 4 years.

Eric the Eel > Michael Phelps
Reply to  Applesandoranges
3 months ago

Yeah

Math
Reply to  Applesandoranges
3 months ago

An article was posted a couple days ago

Last edited 3 months ago by Math
Retta
Reply to  Applesandoranges
3 months ago
oldschoolswim
3 months ago

looks like Israel is unfortunately out of the 4×200 relay women’s relay.

ZH.
Reply to  oldschoolswim
3 months ago

Wonder if the format has other options?

Pepju
3 months ago

The Indian Srihari Nataraj was second at 100m back with a new national record (53.90)

Last edited 3 months ago by Pepju
TerryO
Reply to  Pepju
3 months ago

Where he trains, that some pretty good time for someone from India.

nuotofan
Reply to  TerryO
3 months ago

Usually Nataraj trains in India, at Bengaluru. Obviously Covid was a major complication in the last 12 months; northeless Nataraj kept improving and he swam a 54.07 two months ago and now 53.90. His target was the Fina A limit (53.85) but I hope that this 53.90 will be enough to qualify him for his first Olympics.

TerryO
Reply to  nuotofan
3 months ago

Makes this more then impressive, the covid situation is still pretty bad in India, with a better a swimming opportunity, he would been easily a 53 low swimmer for sure.

Eric the Eel > Michael Phelps
Reply to  Pepju
3 months ago

Dang that’s fast (for an indian)

25Backstroke
Reply to  Eric the Eel > Michael Phelps
3 months ago

I understand that you probably meant due to the lack of training resources and federal support their athletes have, but you could not have worded that worse

Rush
3 months ago

Indian swimmer Natarj was 2nd in 100 back 53.90.

wow
3 months ago

Pilato 1:05.84, following up her 50 Breast world-record from Europeans. I honestly expected slightly faster, but maybe we will see that at the Olympics.

MX4x50relay
Reply to  wow
3 months ago

Should be interesting

Last edited 3 months ago by MX4x50relay
PFA
3 months ago

50.89 for millak but interesting Santo conderielli going 51.62* that’s pretty good.

Last edited 3 months ago by PFA
HJones
Reply to  PFA
3 months ago

What’s with the asterisk? I think with that time he’s pretty much all set to go to Tokyo, since he needed a 51.9 in the 100 fly to be considered for prelim medley relay duties. Even if not, it looks like Santo is in good form to hit the QT in the 100 free.

Gen D
Reply to  HJones
3 months ago

Did Italy already have two guys for the 50 free? He made the A cut in that as well (I have no idea if Italy is using A cuts or other standards)

HJones
Reply to  Gen D
3 months ago

Yea they have two guys at 21.89, but neither are below the Italian standard of 21.70. Neither are currently guaranteed a roster spot (which should be officially announced after this meet), so if Santo is added to the roster for the relays (or perhaps even the second individual spot in the 100 free/fly), they might give him a spot for the 50 to reduce the number of athletes taken. Not sure how hard or soft the Italian QTs are compared to other nations, though.

PFA
Reply to  HJones
3 months ago

I accidentally entered in the wrong time earlier that was just to indicate that I fixed it

iceman
3 months ago

Fangio looked impressive in the 100 breast, with a huge personal best of 1.06.77 for 4th. Her previous best was 1.07.79, so it bodes very well for her 200 breast on Sunday, hoping for olympic qualification.

Sapnu puas
3 months ago

Which two 100m breastrokers are the Italians taking for the women?

Wow
Reply to  Sapnu puas
3 months ago

Pilato, Carraro
The most consistent and fastest Castiglioni will not go.

ab88
Reply to  Wow
3 months ago

Castiglioni probably tapered for this meet. We’ll see who is the fastest in a month. They sure all deserved to go

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