It is not like a Hungarian swimmer to seek out an easy night of racing and that was the case Zsuzsanna Jakabos who on the second night of the Sette Colli International in Rome came away with victories in both the women’s 200 butterfly and the 400 IM. Jakabos won the 200 butterfly in a time of 208.19, but was challenged by her fellow countrywoman 16 year old Liliana Szilagyi who finished second in a time of 2:08.48. Coming into the competition Szilagyi’s best time was a 2:10.53, which she posted last July at the European Jr. Championships.
Martina Granstroem finished third in a time of 2:10.19.
Jakabos took the 400 IM in a time of 4:38.82 followed by Evelyn Verraszto who finished second recording a time of 4:40.12 and Barbora Zavadova who finished third in a time of 4:46.11.
In a race that featured three of the fastest six swimmers in the world, Olympic champion Ranomi Kromowidjojo won the women’s 100 freestyle in a time of 53.89, which is only six one hundredths of a second off her season’s best of 53.83. Kromowidjojo prevailed in a tight race where Femke Heemskerk was first to the 50 in a time of 26.38 followed by Kromowidjojo who turned in a time of 26.50 and Camille Muffat who went out in a 26.53. Heemskerk finished second posting a time of 54.49 followed by Muffat who recorded a time of 54.49.
Fabio Scozzoli won the men’s 50 breaststroke in a meet record and season’s best time of 27.31. The meet record of 27.62 was set in 2011 by Cameron Van der Burgh and Scozzoli’s previous season’s best had been a 27.38. His winning time is the third fastest time swum in the world this year.
Andrea Toniato finished second posting a time of 27.58 followed by Francesco Di Lecce who finished third in a time of 27.68.
David Verraszto took the men’s 400 IM in a season’s best time of 4:12.32, beating his previous best of 4:13.49, which he recorded in April at the French National Championships. He was followed by Federico Turrini who finished second in a time of 4:15.85, while Laszlo Cseh finished third posting a time of 4:18.88.
Camille Lacourt won the men’s 100 backstroke in a time of 54.08 followed by Bastiaan Lijesen who finished second posting a time of 54.64. Mirco Di Tora finished third in a time of 54.79.
Although not very quick the men’s 200 butterfly was a great race with six men being separated by only 39 one-hundredths of a second. Bence Pulai took the event in a time of 1:58.46 followed by Francesco Pavone who touched in a time of 1:58.60 and Matteo Pelizzari who finished third recording a time of 1:58.63.
Arianna Barbieri won the women’s 100 backstroke in a time of 1:01.42. She was followed by Elena Gemo who finished second in a time of 1:01.54 while Cloe Credeville finished third in a time of 1:01.91.
Marco Belotti took the men’s 200 freestyle in a time of 1:48.12 followed by Dion Dresens who finished second in a time of 1:49.14 while Sebastiaan Verschuren finished third in a time of 1:49.39.
Moniek Nijhuis won the women’s 50 breaststroke posting a time of 31.46. She was followed by Martina Carraro who finished second recording a time of 31.85 and Lisa Fissneider who finished third in a time of 32.00.
Full results can be found here