2024 Sette Colli Trophy: Day 3 Finals Live Recap

2024 SETTE COLLI TROPHY

World record holders Sarah Sjostrom and Katinka Hosszu highlight the final night of Sette Colli action on Sunday in the women’s 50 freestyle and 200 IM, respectively.

Sjostrom will kick off the session in the 50 free, where she led prelims in 24.06. On Saturday night, the 30-year-old Swedish sprinter broke the meet record in the 100 free (52.57).

Hosszu is hunting her sixth Olympic appearance in the 200 IM, where she’s the No. 5 seed with her 2:14.13 from this morning’s heats. The 35-year-old new mom is within a few seconds of the Olympic ‘A’ cut (2:11.47) in an event where she owns the global standard at 2:06.12 from 2015. Hosszu missed out on qualifying in the 400 IM on Saturday, with her 4:42.97 from prelims well off the Olympic ‘A’ cut of 4:38.53.

The men’s 200 free should feature a fun showdown between Germany’s Lukas Maertens (1:47.10) and British Olympic medalist Duncan Scott (1:47.30), who were separated by just a couple tenths in prelims this morning. Maertens is ranked 2nd in the world this season (1:44.14 from April) while Scott is ranked 5th (1:44.75 from April).

Stay tuned for live updates below:

Women’s 50 Freestyle – Final

Top 8:

  1. Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) – 23.75 *Meet record
  2. Michelle Coleman (SWE) – 24.59
  3. Sara Curtis (ITA) – 24.64
  4. Anna Hopkin (GBR) – 24.90
  5. Eva Okaro (GBR) – 24.91
  6. Rikako Ikee (JPN) – 24.96
  7. Kim Busch (NED) – 25.21
  8. Valerie van Roon (NED) – 25.28

Sarah Sjostrom threw down another dominant performance in the women’s 50 free, taking down Pernille Blume‘s meet record of 23.92 with a winning time of 23.75. It’s tied for the eighth-fastest swim ever with Blume’s European title victory in 2018.

Sjostrom owns the top time in the world this season at 23.69 from the 2024 World Championships in February, which was the 30-year-old’s fourth-fastest effort of her career. She has held the world record since 2017, lowering it to 23.61 at last year’s World Championships.

Swedish teammate Michelle Coleman earned the runner-up finish in 24.59, just a few tenths off her personal-best 24.26 from 2019.

Sara Curtis, who has already qualified for the Italian Olympic squad in this event, placed 3rd in 24.64. The 17-year-old touched within a tenth of her lifetime best (24.56) from March’s Italian Championships.

Men’s 200 Back – Final

  • World record: 1:51.92, Aaron Peirsol (USA) – 2009
  • European record: 1:53.23, Evgeny Rylov (RUS) – 2021
  • Meet record: 1:55.05, Ryosuke Irie (JPN) – 2012
  • Olympic ‘A’ cut: 1:57.50

Top 8:

  1. Matteo Restivo (ITA) – 1:57.42
  2. Luke Greenbank (GBR) – 1:58.34
  3. Benedek Kovacs (HUN) – 1:58.50
  4. Michele Lamberti (ITA) – 1:59.10
  5. Lorenzo Mora (ITA) – 1:59.50
  6. Dylan Buonaguro (ITA) – 1:59.90
  7. Christian Bacico (ITA) – 2:00.21
  8. Matteo Venini (ITA) – 2:01.53

Matteo Restivo likely added his name to the Italian Olympic roster with a men’s 200 back win in 1:57.42, barely under the Olympic ‘A’ cut of 1:57.50. The 29-year-old Restivo owns the Italian record at 1:56.29 from the 2018. He competed at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, placing 20th in the 200 back (1:58.36).

Britain’s Luke Greenbank held off a late surge from Hungary’s Benedek Kovacs (1:58.50, 29.47 final 50) to secure 2nd place in 1:58.34. Greenbank already punched his ticket to Paris with a runner-up finish (1:56.39) at British Trials in April.

Women’s 200 Back – Final

  • World record: 2:03.14, Kaylee McKeown (AUS) – 2023
  • European record: 2:04.94, Anastasia Fesikova (RUS) – 2009
  • Meet record: 2:06.87, Margherita Panziera (ITA) – 2019
  • Olympic ‘A’ cut: 2:10.39

Top 8:

  1. Honey Osrin (GBR) – 2:09.09
  2. Katie Shanahan (GBR) – 2:09.35
  3. Margherita Panziera (ITA) – 2:10.39
  4. Katalin Burian (HUN) – 2:11.15
  5. Kathleen Dawson (GBR) – 2:13.91
  6. Xeniya Ignatova (KAZ) – 2:14.44
  7. Elisa Maloni (ITA) – 2:16.08
  8. Ekaterina Avramova (TUR) – 2:16.53

British champion Honey Osrin rallied past Paris Olympic teammate Katie Shanahan on the final length of the pool to capture the women’s 200 back crown in 2:09.09.

Osrin clocked a personal-best 2:08.37 at April’s British Trials, barely beating Shanahan (2:08.53), who owns a lifetime best of 2:07.45 from last year’s World Championships.

Margherita Panziera put her name into Olympic consideration by matching the qualifying time exactly (2:10.39) en route to 3rd place. The 28-year-old owns the Italian record at 2:05.56 from 2021.

Men’s 50 Fly – Final

  • World record: 22.27, Andriy Govorov (UKR) – 2018
  • European record: 22.27, Andriy Govorov (UKR) – 2018
  • Meet record: 22.27, Andriy Govorov (UKR) – 2018

Top 8:

  1. Thomas Ceccon (ITA) – 23.01
  2. Nyls Korstanje (NED) – 23.03
  3. Lorenzo Gargani (ITA) – 23.36
  4. Sean Niewold (NED) – 23.42
  5. Tie: Andrii Govorov (UKR) / Jacob Peters (GBR) / Thomas Verhoeven (NED) – 23.74
  6. Dylan Carter (TTO) – 23.77

Italian record holder Thomas Ceccon outdueled Dutch record holder Nyls Korstanje in a thrilling men’s 50 fly battle.

Ceccon reached the wall in 23.01, just two hundredths ahead of Korstanje (23.03). Ceccon owns the Italian record at 22.68 from last summer while Korstanje has held the Dutch standard at 22.88 since 2022.

Italy’s Lorenzo Gargani eked past Sean Niewold for 3rd place. Ukrainian world record holder Andrii Govorov, Britain’s Jacob Peters, and Dutch sprinter Thomas Verhoeven all tied for 5th place in 23.74.

Women’s 200 Fly – Final

  • World record: 2:01.81, Liu Zige (CH) – 2009
  • European record: 2:04.27, Katinka Hosszu (HUN) – 2009
  • Meet record: 2:07.05, Sara Isakovic (SLO) – 2008
  • Olympic ‘A’ cut: 2:08.43

Top 8:

  1. Keanna Macinnes (GBR) – 2:08.88
  2. Laura Stephens (GBR) – 2:09.80
  3. Airi Mitsui (JPN) – 2:10.28
  4. Ana Catarina Monteiro (POR) – 2:10.63
  5. Sarah Dumont (BEL) – 2:11.02
  6. Paola Borrelli (ITA) – 2:11.87
  7. Shannon Stott (GBR) – 2:12.48
  8. Alessia Polieri (ITA) – 2:12.78

The Brits boasted a 1-2 finish in the women’s 200 fly courtesy of Keanna Macinnes (2:08.88) and Laura Stephens (2:09.80). The 22-year-old Macinnes was only about a second off her personal-best 2:07.24 that qualified her for the Paris Olympics at April’s British Trials.

Airi Mitsui placed 3rd in 2:10.28, a few seconds off her season-best 2:06.54 from March’s Japanese Trials that ranks 7th in the world.

Men’s 200 Breast – Final

  • World record: 2:05.48, Qin Haiyang (CHN) – 2023
  • European record: 2:06.12, Anton Chupkov (RUS) – 2019
  • Meet record: 2:07.63, Arno Kamminga (NED) – 2021
  • Olympic ‘A’ cut: 2:09.68

Top 8:

  1. Caspar Corbeau (NED) – 2:09.28
  2. Arno Kamminga (NED) – 2:10.59
  3. Edoardo Giorgetti (ITA) – 2:11.37
  4. Noah de Schryver (NED) – 2:12.23
  5. Adam Chillingworth (HKG) – 2:12.32
  6. Christian Mantegazza (ITA) – 2:12.86
  7. George Smith (GBR) – 2:13.04
  8. Thanh Bao Pham (VIE) – 2:13.35

Caspar Corbeau beat Dutch teammate Arno Kamminga (2:10.59) by a second for the men’s 200 breast title in 2:09.28.

The 23-year-old Corbeau owns a personal-best 2:07.99 from last December while Kamminga holds the Dutch record at 2:06.85 from 2020.

Italy’s Edoardo Giorgetti placed 3rd in 2:11.37, still more than a second short of the Olympic ‘A’ cut (2:09.68).

Women’s 200 Breast – Final

  • World record: 2:17.55, Evgeniia Chikunova (RUS) – 2023
  • European record: 2:19.11, Rikke Moeller (DEN) – 2013
  • Meet record: 2:20.72, Yuliya Efimova (RUS) – 2018
  • Olympic ‘A’ cut: 2:23.91

Top 8:

  1. Tes Schouten (NED) – 2:21.48
  2. Francesca Fangio (ITA) – 2:23.91
  3. Martina Carraro (ITA) – 2:24.92
  4. Angharad Evans (GBR) – 2:25.45
  5. Lisa Angiolini (ITA) – 2:26.35
  6. Giulia Verona (ITA) – 2:27.68
  7. Alessia Ferraguti (ITA) – 2:29.75
  8. Francesca Zucca (ITA) – 2:30.41

Reigning world champion Tes Schouten claimed the women’s 200 breast crown in 2:21.48, within a second of Yuliya Efimova‘s meet record from 2018 (2:20.72). The 23-year-old Dutchwoman ranks 4th in the world this season at 2:19.81, and she heads into Paris as a strong Olympic medal contender since world record holder Evgeniia Chikunova is not expected to race next month.

For the second time today — the last day to qualify for Paris — an Italian swimmer equaled the Olympic ‘A’ cut to put their name into consideration for the roster. After Margherita Panziera matched the Olympic qualifying time in the women’s 200 back (2:10.39), Francesca Fangio followed suit with a 2:23.91 200 breast on her way to 2nd place.

Fellow Italian Martina Carraro placed 3rd in 2:24.92, just over a second off the Olympic cut.

Men’s 200 Free – Final

  • World record: 1:42.00, Paul Biedermann (GER) – 2009
  • European record: 1:42.00, Paul Biedermann (GER) – 2009
  • Meet record: 1:45.49, David Popovici (ROU) – 2023
  • Olympic ‘A’ cut: 1:46.26

Top 8:

  1. Lukas Maertens (GER) – 1:45.79
  2. James Guy (GBR) – 1:46.21
  3. Duncan Scott (GBR) – 1:46.63
  4. Carlos D’Ambrosio (ITA) – 1:46.78
  5. Giovanni Caserta (ITA) – 1:47.12
  6. Guilherme Costa (BRA) – 1:47.19
  7. Marco de Tullio (ITA) – 1:47.59
  8. Matteo Ciampi (ITA) – 1:47.87

Germany’s Lukas Maertens rallied past Britain’s James Guy with a 26.83 split on the final length of the pool to clinch the men’s 200 free title.

Reigning Olympic silver medalist Duncan Scott placed 3rd in 1:46.63. Maertens ranks 2nd in the world this season (1:44.14 from April), Scott ranks 5th (1:44.75 from April), and Guy ranks 10th (1:45.28 from April).

Carlos D’Ambrosio took 4th place in 1:46.78. The 17-year-old Italian dropped more than a second off his previous-best 1:48.80 from March.

Women’s 400 Free – Final

  • World record: 3:55.38, Ariarne Titmus (AUS) – 2023
  • European record: 3:59.15, Federica Pellegrini (ITA) – 2009
  • Meet record: 4:02.64, Camille Muffat (FRA) – 2013
  • Olympic ‘A’ cut: 4:07.90

Top 8:

  1. Simona Quadarella (ITA) – 4:06.43
  2. Gabrielle Roncatto (BRA) – 4:07.21
  3. Maria de Oliveira da Silva Costa (BRA) – 4:07.63
  4. Mary-Sophie Harvey (CAN) – 4:07.70
  5. Janna van Kooten (NED) – 4:13.49
  6. Diana Margarida Duraes (POR) – 4:14.32
  7. Giulia Ramatelli (ITA) – 4:14.69
  8. Antonietta Cesarano (ITA) – 4:15.30

Simona Quadarella triumphed in the women’s 400 free, becoming the 23rd-fastest performer in the world this season with a time of 4:06.43. The 25-year-old Italian has been as fast as 4:03.35 at the 2018 European Championships.

Brazil’s Gabrielle Roncatto also dipped under the Olympic ‘A’ cut with a runner-up finish in 4:07.21. The 25-year-old placed 2nd at Brazilian Trials last month in 4:09.00.

Fellow Brazilian Maria de Oliveira da Silva Costa (4:07.63) held off Canada’s Mary-Sophie Harvey (4:07.70) by less than a tenth of a second for 3rd place. Harvey’s 4th-place finish qualified her for the 400 free individually in Paris, a couple tenths under the qualifying time of 4:07.90.

Men’s 200 IM – Final

  • World record: 1:54.00, Ryan Lochte (USA) – 2011
  • European record: 1:54.82, Leon Marchand (FRA) – 2023
  • Meet record: 1:57.11, Daiya Seto (JPN) – 2019
  • Olympic ‘A’ cut: 1:57.94

Top 8:

  1. Daiya Seto (JPN) – 1:57.66
  2. Alberto Razzetti (ITA) – 1:58.99
  3. Massimiliano Matteazzi (ITA) – 1:59.56
  4. Max Litchfield (GBR) – 2:00.25
  5. Apostolos Papastamos (GRE) – 2:00.80
  6. Lorenzo Glessi (ITA) – 2:01.73
  7. Patrick Groters (ARU) – 2:01.74
  8. Tom Dean (GBR) – 2:01.99

Soon-to-be three-time Japanese Olympian Daiya Seto took the men’s 200 IM title in 1:57.66, within a second of his season-best 1:56.87 that ranks 11th in the world. He touched about half a second shy of his meet record from 2019 (1:57.11). The 30-year-old Seto is aiming for an Olympic medal in Paris after finishing just .05 seconds off the podium in Tokyo a few years ago.

The Italian duo of Alberto Razzetti (1:58.99) and Massimiliano Matteazzi (1:59.56) rounded out the podium behind Seto. Razzetti had already qualified for Paris, but Matteazzi was more than a second off the Olympic qualifying time.

Women’s 200 IM – Final

Top 9:

  1. Abbie Wood (GBR) – 2:09.26
  2. Yui Ohashi (JPN) – 2:11.25
  3. Sara Franceschi (ITA) – 2:11.75
  4. Ellen Walshe (IRL) – 2:11.77
  5. Freya Colbert (GBR) – 2:12.51
  6. Anita Gastaldi (ITA) – 2:12.96
  7. Chiara Della Corte (ITA) – 2:13.54
  8. Anna Pirovano (ITA) – 2:16.86
  9. Katinka Hosszu (HUN) – 2:18.41

British champion Abbie Wood cruised to victory with a winning time of 2:09.26, almost two seconds ahead of Japan’s Yui Ohashi (2:11.25). Wood ranks 12th in the world this season with her 2:08.91 from April while Ohashi ranks 12th with her 2:09.17 from March.

Sara Franceschi already qualified for the Italian Olympic roster in the 400 IM, but she fell just short of adding the 200 IM to her Paris lineup with a 3rd-place finish in 2:11.75 — within a few tenths of the qualifying time.

World record holder Katinka Hosszu of Hungary faded to 9th place in 2:18.41, more than four seconds slower than her 2:14.13 from this morning’s heats. The Olympic ‘A’ cut sits at 2:11.47, meaning her bid for a sixth Olympic appearance seems to be over.

Men’s 1500 Free – Final

  • World record: 14:31.02, Sun Yang (CHN) – 2012
  • European record: 14:32.80, Gregorio Paltrinieri (ITA) – 2022
  • Meet record: 14:33.10, Gregorio Paltrinieri (ITA) – 2020
  • Olympic ‘A’ cut: 15:00.99

Top 8:

  1. Florian Wellbrock (GER) – 14:46.37
  2. Luca de Tullio (ITA) – 14:48.77
  3. Daniel Wiffen (IRL) – 14:53.39
  4. Sven Schwarz (GER) – 15:03.70
  5. Gregorio Paltrinieri (ITA) – 15:07.52
  6. Daniel Jervis (GBR) – 15:10.36
  7. Matteo Diodato (ITA) – 15:11.79
  8. Marcello Guidi (ITA) – 15:12.12

In a battle of the top three 1500 freestylers this season, Germany’s Florian Wellbrock emerged victorious with a time of 14:46.37. He’s ranked 3rd this season at 14:42.28 from April’s German Championships.

Luca de Tullio, 20, crushed the Olympic cut with a runner-up finish in 14:48.77, dropping almost six seconds off his previous-best 14:54.31 from last August’s European U23 Championships. He will likely swim both the 800 free and 1500 free in Paris next month after hitting both Olympic qualifying times this weekend in Rome.

Reigning world champion Daniel Wiffen placed 3rd in 14:53.39, almost 20 seconds off his world-leading 14:34.07 from February’s win in Doha.

Germany’s Sven Schwarz took 4th in 15:03.70, a few seconds ahead of 2016 Rio Olympic champion Gregorio Paltrinieri (15:07.52).

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Aquajosh
27 days ago

Sarah Sjostrom is your favorite swimmer’s favorite swimmer.

JJ jfhfjg
27 days ago

What a terrible swim by Gregorio on a pool he is usually really fast at.

Emily Se-Bom Lee
Reply to  JJ jfhfjg
26 days ago

father time is undefeated. a lot can change in 2 years at that age

Italian fan
Reply to  JJ jfhfjg
26 days ago

Greg just got back from Belgrade where he swam open water races and was in Rome only for representation duties (he is the captain of the team). He was totally relaxed and smiling in post-race interviews. We have not seen the last of him.

Tencor
27 days ago

Hosszu fails to qualify for the Olympics

Joe
Reply to  Tencor
27 days ago

o7

John rahm
27 days ago

Well Jimmy guy…
The 4 x 200 is over.
Cheers

NUSwimFan
27 days ago

That’s an A cut in the 400 for MSH. Will she be adding this event?

Swim Observer
Reply to  NUSwimFan
27 days ago

Surely no? MSH won’t even swim 100 fly in Paris (giving the spot to Smith) to go all in for the relay.

ScovaNotiaSwimmer
Reply to  Swim Observer
27 days ago

Where did you see that?

Swim Observer
Reply to  ScovaNotiaSwimmer
27 days ago
ScovaNotiaSwimmer
Reply to  Swim Observer
27 days ago

Thank you!

oxyswim
27 days ago

Jimmy Guy is getting ready to throw down another 1:43 split in Paris

Dee
Reply to  oxyswim
27 days ago

Kind of hope they give him heats leadoff so he can have a run at 1.44; He PB’d by a second leading off the 4×2 when he made his first team, so I think he steps up for relays on any leg.

Last edited 27 days ago by Dee
Alison England
Reply to  Dee
26 days ago

Certainly better than putting Deano first! I’d opt for Guy, Dean, Richards, Scott.

Dee
27 days ago

So impressed with Carlos D’Ambrosio (2007) – 1.46.78 in the 200 freestyle, another extremely fast Italian junior. A 4×2 to watch in the next cycle, particularly if Lorenzo Galossi can continue his recovery from illness.

GBR 200 men looking good – James Guy, Jack McMillan and Duncan Scott faster than I can ever remember them being at this point in their season, Richards around where he was at 2023 Sette Colli. Dean a little below, but he has struggled off camps before (e.g. 2023 Euro SCs) so it may just be that.

SwimCanFan
27 days ago

I was sorry that Penny Oleksiak missed the OQT yesterday. Good for her for trying. So close! I’m just wondering why she would have chosen Sette Colli for her attempt, and not the Mel Zajack meet in Vancouver, which is an easy flight from LA and in the same time zone. Seems like a curious choice.

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