2019 SETTE COLLI TROPHY
- June 21-23rd, 2019
- Stadio Olimpico Curva Nord, Rome, Italy
- Meet Site
- Sette Colli Records Entering 2019 Meet
- SwimSwam Preview
- Entry Lists
- Day 1 Prelims Recap
Swedish backstroker Gustav Hokfelt hasn’t been a best time in the 50 backstroke since 2017, but he broke his 26-month dry spell on Friday in Rome with a new Swedish Record in the event. He swam a 25.23 for 3rd place (Michael Andrew – 24.39; Simone Sabbione – 24.97); and in the process he undercut his own National Record of 25.34 done in April of 2017 at Sweden’s National Championships.
Hokfelt has had a bounceback year in 2019, narrowly missing his record in both of his swims at the Swim Open Stockholm by less than a tenth – including a 25.35 in prelims.
Hokfelt also holds the Swedish Record in the 100 back in long course with a 54.76. His best time in the 100 back this season is 55.37, also at Swim Open Stockholm: not quite as close as he was in the 50.
Hokfelt trained collegiately in the US, at George Washington University, where he became the program’s 4th-ever male qualifier for NCAAs.