2019 FINA WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
- All sports: Friday, July 12 – Sunday, July 28, 2019
- Pool swimming: Sunday, July 21 – Sunday, July 28, 2019
- The Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center, Gwangju, Korea
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Italian freestyle star Federica Pellegrini has put a close on her World Championships career spanning from 2003 to 2019. The 30-year-old finished the 2019 Worlds meet with an 8th-consecutive medal in the 200 free, with her 2019 title being her 4th-ever world title in the event. Her winning time of 1:54.22 became the 6th-fastest performance in history alongside her all-time #3 performance and world record, both from 2009.
Her eighth medal in the 200 free, alongside her 2 world titles in the 400 free (2009/2011), make her the 5th-most decorated woman at the LC World Championships and 9th-most decorated swimmer history with individual medals alone.
|All-Time Female Medals (Individual Events)|
|All-Time Medals (Individual Events)|
In her final swim at the 2019 World Championships, Pellegrini anchored the Italian 4×100 women’s medley relay to a new national record time of 3:56.50, just missing the podium. Her anchor split of 52.53 marks her first time ever splitting under 53 seconds. Looking at all women’s 100 free relay splits, Pellegrini had the 18th-fastest recorded split of the whole meet and was the 9th-fastest relay swimmer (based only on relay splits, lead-offs or otherwise).
|Rank||Swimmer (Country)||Best Relay Split|
|1||Cate Campbell (AUS)||51.10|
|2||Simone Manuel (USA)||51.86|
|3||Sarah Sjostrom (SWE)||51.95|
|4||Penny Oleksiak (CAN)||52.00|
|5||Emma McKeon (AUS)||52.06|
|6||Taylor Ruck (CAN)||52.19|
|7||Bronte Campbell (AUS)||52.32|
|8||Femke Heemskerk (NED)||52.41|
|9||Federica Pellegrini (ITA)||52.53|
Pellegrini closes her World championships career with 11 LC World medals, 10 from individual swims, 8 from the 200 free alone, and 4 of which were world titles.