58TH SETTE COLLI TROPHY
- Friday, June 25th – Sunday, June 27th
- Swimming Stadium of the Foro Italico, Rome, Italy
- LCM (50m)
- Olympic Qualifying Competition
- Start Lists
- Day 1 Recap
- Day 2 Recap
While competing on the final day of the 58th Sette Colli Trophy in her native Italy, swimmer Francesca Fangio powered her way to a new national record in the women’s 200m breaststroke.
Racing in tonight’s timed final in Rome, 25-year-old Fangio produced a winning effort of 2:23.06, her best time to date.
She opened in 1:09.11 and closed in 1:13.95 to not only overtake her previous PB of 2:24.26 from this year’s European Championships but also to surpass the previous Italian standard of 2:23.32. That previous mark had been on the books since the supersuit era of 2009.
Fangio topped the podium tonight ahead of Belgian ace Fanny Lecluyse, who touched in 2:23.30 while bronze in the very close race went to Swiss record holder Lisa Mamie in 2:23.95. Mamie was the silver medalist in Budapest at the aforementioned European Championships.
For Fangio, her time dips under the Italian Federation-mandated qualification time of 2:23.9 needed for Tokyo. As such, on the final day of eligible Olympic qualification, Fangio has indeed booked her ticket.