Delfina Pignatiello Breaks South American Record While Wearing Airpods

2019 MARE NOSTRUM – CANET

During the finals of the Canet stop of the Mare Nostrum tour, 19-year-old Argentinian Delfina Pignatiello broke her own national record in the 800 free with a 8:24.33. Pigantiello was in a tight race with Hungarian Ajna Kesely, but settled for second behind her winning time of 8:24.25.

What made the race more exciting? Pignatiello was spotted wearing air pods during the whole 8-and-a-half minute race. She would later joke on Twitter with a fan that there wasn’t any music playing.

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Her previous mark was set at the 2017 FINA Junior World Championships, where her then lifetime best and national record of 8:25.22 won her gold.

Pignatiello’s one-second drop also makes her the first South American woman ever under 8:25 in the event. Her time also re-broke the same South American record she held from 2017. Her time is just outside of the top 25 all-time performers list. The 19-year-old also holds the 1500 SCM South American record (15:48.32), putting her as the 11th-fastest performer in history in that event.

Currently, Pignatiello holds the 7th-fastest time in the world this year behind Canet winner Kesely. Along with the 800 free, Pignatiello holds three other freestyle national records (200/400/1500 free) and two relay national records (400 FR-R, 800 FR-R).

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JimSwim22

Didn’t she go her previous best at Junior Words not World’s?

Swim313

It says Junior worlds 😂

SwimSwamSwum

The ISL is really helping swimmers! We can finally afford AirPods!

JimSwim22

Couldn’t air pods be considered am illegal aid?

13 % Chinese person

Turn back at 50mtrs x 16. You have reached your destination ..

Skipper

Pacing aid 100% illegal- sounds like an honest mistake/no intent, lucky not to be DQ though

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