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
- Day 1 Recap
- Day 2 Recap
WOMEN’S 50 FREE – TIMED FINAL
- GOLD – Pernille Blume (DEN), 24.17
- SILVER – Sarah Sjostrom (SWE), 24.25
- BRONZE – Ranomi Kromowidjojo (NED), 24.36
To say the women’s 50m free final here in Rome was stacked is an understatement, as the reigning Olympic champion Pernille Blume was in the water alongside reigning world record holder in the event, Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden.
It was Blume who topped the podium in 24.17 with Sjostrom, fresh off her fly swims here post-elbow surgery and rehab, placed 2nd in 24.25. Kromo rounded out the top 3 in 24.36.
Heemskerk was 5th in 24.69 with another Swede, yesterday’s 100m backstroke silver medalist, Michelle Coleman, sneaking into 4th place in 24.58.
MEN’S 200 BACK – TIMED FINAL
- GOLD – Matteo Restivo (ITA), 1:56.59
- SILVER – Nicolas Garcia Saiz (ESP), 1:57.83
- BRONZE – Lorenzo Mora (ITA), 1:57.90
Nothing too crazy happened in the men’s 200m back, as host nation swimmer Matteo Restivo topped the field in 1:56.59, a solid effort nonetheless. That beat the field by over a second, with Spaniard Nicolas Garcia posting 1:57.83 for runner-up.
Fellow Italian Lorenzo Mora snagged bronze in 1:57.90.
A time of 1:56.90 is what the Italian Swimming Federation requires to qualify for Tokyo, which is a mark no Italian male has met with today as the last qualification day for Tokyo.
WOMEN’S 200 BACK – TIMED FINAL
- GOLD – Margherita Panziera (ITA), 2:08.08
- SILVER – Aviv Barzelay (ISR), 2:10.76
- BRONZE – Federica Toma (ITA), 2:11.14
The Italian national record holder in this event, Margherita Panziera topped the podium easily tonight, hitting 2:08.08. She owns a career fastest time of 2:05.56 from the Italian Championships this past March, a mark that renders her qualified for next month’s Olympic Games.
We reported how Israel’s Aviv Barzelay, committed to Texas A &M University, punched a new national mark in this event, with her 2:10.76 overtaking the previous standard held by teen star Anastasia Gorbencko. You can read more about her record-setting performance here.
MEN’S 50 FLY – TIMED FINAL
- GOLD – Andrii Govorov (UKR), 23.19
- SILVER – Thomas Ceccon (ITA), 23.41
- BRONZE – Noe Ponti (SUI), 23.53
World record holder Andrii Govorov of Ukraine was the top male in the 50m fly tonight, hitting 23.19 to hold off host nation swimmer Thomas Ceccon.
Ceccon came within .20 of the national record with his silver medal-worthy 23.41, while Swiss ace Noe Pointi wrangled up bronze in 23.53 to close out a successful meet for the NC State commit.
WOMEN’S 200 BUTTERFLY – TIMED FINAL
- GOLD – Alessia Polieri (ITA), 2:08.80
- SILVER – Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 2:09.19
- BRONZE – Ilaria Cusinato (ITA), 2:09.70
26-year-old Olympian from Rio, Alessia Polieri, got her hand on the wall first in this 200m fly, clocking 2:08.80. She owns a career-best of 2:07.49 from the 2016 European Championships. A time of 2:9.58 is what she produced for 5th at the 2019 Summer Universiade (World University Games).
Hungarian Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu was in the race, placing just .39 behind Polieri in 2:09.19 while Ilaria Cusinato, who used to train with Hosszu’s ex-husband Shane Tusup, clocked 2:09.70 for bronze.
Of note, Olympic champion Mireia Belmonte of Spain placed 14th in 2:13.63.
MEN’S 200 BREASTSTROKE – TIMED FINAL
- GOLD – Arno Kamminga (NED), 2:07.63 *Meet Record
- SILVER – Luca Pizzini (ITA), 2:10.12
- BRONZE – Marco Koch (GER), 2:10.45
Dutch maestro Arno Kamminga was a one-man show in this 200m breaststroke, firing off a monster effort of 2:07.63. As fast as the 24-year-old was, he’s been even quicker this season, owning the #2 time in the world in 2:06.85. He’ll be one of the major players in this event next month in Tokyo.
MEN’S 200 FREE – TIMED FINAL
- GOLD – Kristof Milak (HUN), 1:46.39 *Meet Record
- SILVER – Murilo Setin Sartori (BRA), 1:46.81
- BRONZE – Stefano Di Cola (ITA), 1:46.80
The reigning world record holder in the 200m fly, Kristof Milak of Hungary, got it done for gold in 1:46.39, a new meet record. Behind him was Brazilian Murilo Sartori, who checked in at 1:46.81, just .01 ahead of fellow Italian Stefano Di Cola‘s 1:46.80.
We’ll see what the Italian Swimming Federation finalizes for the 800m free relay for Tokyo based on Di Cola’s performance here.