Italy’s Quadarella Breaks Four Year Old 1500m Championship Record

To get things going on the 5th night of finals action in Singapore, Simona Quadarella of Italy broke Slovenia’s Tjasa Oder‘s 1500m freestyle championship record from 2011 of 16:18.63  with a  very impressive time of 16:05.61.

 2nd place finisher Sierra Schmidt of the United States was also under the old record in 16:12.84. Her American teammate Gabrielle Kopenski was 3rd in 16:21.15.

This reverses the order from the 800m freestyle, as Schmidt won with Quadarella finishing in 2nd.

The junior world record still stands at 15:28.36, set by world record holder and reigning world champion Katie Ledecky last summer at the Pan Pacific Championships in Australia.

 

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About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

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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