Castiglioni Delivers 1:05.67 Italian 100 Breast Record, #4 Worldwide This Year

58TH SETTECOLLI TROPHY

  • Friday, June 25th – Sunday, June 27th
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Swimming at the 2021 Settecolli Trophy, Arianna Castiglioni threw down a 1:05.67 Italian record, taking the mark from teammate Martina Carraro who set it earlier this year at a 1:05.86 at the 2021 Italian Championships in Riccione.

The swim for Castiglioni marks her second time ever under 1:06 in the 100 breaststroke. It’s an improvement upon her lifetime and season-best of 1:05.98 which she swam during the prelims of the event at the 2021 European Swimming Championships. She went on there to claim silver in the event with a 1:06.13 to Sophie Hansson‘s 1:05.69.

Castiglioni has now replaced Hansson as the #4 ranked woman in the event this season behind the top 3 Americans at the recent 2021 US Olympic Swimming Trials.

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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Notably, Castiglioni was actually not selected to compete in the 100 breaststroke for Tokyo as Martina Carraro and Benedetta Pilato earned the nominations for Italy. Considering that 3rd ranked Annie Lazor was not selected for Tokyo either as only the top 2 finishers at US Trials Lilly King and Lydia Jacoby were eligible, the 3rd and 4th ranked women in the event will be absent from the event in Tokyo.

While Italy’s fastest-ever 100 breaststroker won’t contest the event in Tokyo, Pilato and Carraro will still be competitive in the event as 8th and 9th ranked women in the event this season. Swimming alongside Castiglioni at Settecolli 2021, Pilato recorded a new lifetime best of 1:05.84 while Carraro was a 1:06.08 from the 2021 Italian Championships.

In terms of all-time world rankings, Castiglioni is now the 11th quickest 100 breaststroker in history:

All-time Women’s 100 Breaststroke Rankings

  1. Lilly King – 1:04.13 (2017)
  2. Rute Meilutyte – 1:04.35 (2013)
  3. Yuliya Efimova – 1:04.36 (2017)
  4. Jessica Hardy – 1:04.45 (2009)
  5. Rebecca Soni – 1:04.84 (2009)
  6. Katie Meili – 1:05.03 (2017)
  7. Leisel Jones – 1:05.09 (2006)
  8. Lydia Jacoby – 1:05.28 (2021)
  9. Liping Ji – 1:05.32 (2009)
  10. Annie Lazor – 1:05.37 (2021)
  11. Arianna Castiglioni – 1:05.67 (2021)
  12. Sophie Hansson – 1:05.69 (2021)

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Morpheus
2 months ago

It was Pilato that swam 1:05:84, for a lifetime best and also under the previous Italian record of 1:05:86 that belonged to Martina Carraro

At this moment the 3 best 100BR swimmers are Italian:
1:05:67 Castiglioni
1:05:84 Pilato
1:05:86 Carraro

😁

Morpheus
Reply to  Morpheus
2 months ago

3 best european 100BR, obviously 😁

Nick
Reply to  Morpheus
2 months ago

No, EUROPEAN CHAMPION – Hansson is second with 1:05.69

Comet
2 months ago

Yet she isn’t going to the Olympics because Carraro and Pilato were already selected

boknows34
2 months ago

FINA should allow a country to add a third competitor in just one event per gender, provided they hit a certain time standard or global ranking.

boknows34
2 months ago

Katy Freeman 1.05.35 from 2009 US Open is 10th all-time, then Lazor 11th from US trials this month. Two Chinese girls from 2009 are 12-13. Castiglioni is now 14th all-time.