2018 SETTE COLLI TROPHY
- June 29-30 / July 1, 2018
- Rome, Italy
- Foro Italico
- LCM (50m)
- Race Program
- Psych Sheet
- Live Results
- Live Stream (Italy)
The last 40 days has seen the #1 world ranking in the women’s 100m Breast switch hands a whopping 4 times, but between only 2 women. On May 19, Lilly King swam a 1:05.90 at the Pro Swim Series in Indianapolis, tying her for first in the world with Japanese swimmer Reona Aoki. less than 3 weeks later, on June 9, Yulia Efimova touched at 1:05.78 in Canet-en-Roussillon at the Mare Nostrum Tour, picking King off. Just hours later, King swam the same event in Santa Clara at the Pro Swim Series, registering a 1:05.61 to take back her place atop the world.
And today, on June 29, Yulia has blown all previous efforts this year out of the water, touching at 1:04.98 in Rome at the Sette Colli Trophy, which you can read more about below.
Reported by Jame Sutherland.
WOMEN’S 100 BREAST
Meet Record: 1:05.34, Leisel Jones (AUS), 2008
- Yuliya Efimova, RUS, 1:04.98
- Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, GBR, 1:07.40
- Arianna Castiglioni, ITA, 1:07.66
Yuliya Efimova reclaimed her spot atop the world rankings in the women’s 100 breast, becoming the first woman sub-1:05 this year in 1:04.98. She passes Lilly King, had led with a 1:05.61, and also breaks Leisel Jones‘ 10-year-old meet record of 1:05.34.
IM specialist Siobhan-Marie O’Connor took 2nd in 1:07.40, improving her season-best of 1:08.31, and Arianna Castiglioni of Italy and Rikke Moller Pedersen of Denmark were also sub-1:08 for 3rd and 4th.