Delfina Pignatiello Takes Down South American 1500 Free Record In Barcelona

2019 MARE NOSTRUM – BARCELONA

Delfina Pignatiello set her second South American Record over the last four days during the first of two finals sessions at the Barcelona stop of the Mare Nostrum Tour, breaking the women’s 1500 free mark in a time of 15:51.68.

Her swim lowers Kristel Kobrich of Chile’s previous mark of 15:54.30, set at the 2013 World Championships (which were also in Barcelona), and also lowers her Argentine Record of 15:59.51 set at the 2017 World Junior Championships in Indianapolis.

Additionally, Pignatiello breaks both the Mare Nostrum – Barcelona Record of 16:07.41 set by Jazz Carlin in 2014, and goes well below the implemented standard time of 15:58.10 for a new Mare Nostrum Series Record.

Pignatiello has now swum a best time (all National Records) in the three distance free events over the three stops of the Tour, going 4:06.61 and 8:24.33 in Canet in the 400 and 800. Her swim in the 800 was a new Continental Record.

The 19-year-old moves into third in the world this year, trailing only world record holder Katie Ledecky (15:45.59) and China’s Wang Jianjiahe (15:46.69).

2018-2019 LCM WOMEN 1500 FREE

SimonaITA
QUADARELLA
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15.40.89
2Katie
Ledecky
USA 15.45.5901/12
3Jianjiahe
WANG
CHN15.46.6903/06
4Sarah
KOHLER
GER15.48.8308/23
5Delfina
PIGNATIELLO
ARG15.51.6806/15
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She ended up winning the event by over 18 seconds, with Spain’s Mireia Belmonte placing second in 16:09.71 and Hungarian Boglarka Kapas third in 16:15.18.

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NMQ

OK, now it´s a pity that she doesn´t go to the worlds this year.

raul araya

Congrats to Delphi and the National Team !.we always thank and aknowledge Bill Sweetenham for his support and guidance to the argentine coaches and swimmers over these last 5 years..Before Mare Nostrum swimmers were at Queensland training with TSSC team (Chris Nesbit) , Michael Bohl and Ken Sabotic .All of them great friends to us and great support to improve.!effort and committment sooner or later provide results

Yozhik

Very impressive and stylish race. Two long distance aces who were behind her looked like they just learned how to swim 1500m distance. Her first 800 was only 1 sec slower her best season time at 800 race. She has beaten Janet Evans’ time and was just 0.08 sec short to be among 10 best ever swimmers in this event.

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James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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