Jakabos takes two on a tough night in Rome

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.Kromowidjojo_Ranomi

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

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7 years ago

So who is on the Dutch women’s 4×100 FR this year? Did Veldhuis continue on after London?

Reply to  beachmouse
7 years ago

Apparently Veldhuis has retired.
Inge Dekker is still swimming.
Dunno who will be the fourth

Reply to  aswimfan
7 years ago

I think Maud Van der Meer will replace Veldhuis

Philip Johnson
Reply to  PAOLO
7 years ago

That would be a huge blow. Van der Meer swam a 54.70 as the third leg in Shanghai, and I don’t think she has ever broken 55 or 54 on a flat start. Plus the Dutch have an aging corps vice the Americans and Aussies who have a young group of swimmers.

Reply to  Philip Johnson
7 years ago

In a country known for a handful of truly brilliant swimmers but not much depth, it was impressive for how many seasons they kept that relay at the top of the world, save for the year of illness, mat leave, and injury in whatwazit? 2010?

Reply to  Philip Johnson
7 years ago

Th dutchwomen were dominating sprint relay from Beijing 2008-2012 where their domination was ended by the aussie girls in London.

7 years ago

I was wrong about Jakabos. Expected something around 4:33-4:35 in 400 IM. Anyway, she is going to be stronger at World Championships than she was at the Olympics.

Bobo Gigi, thanks for the videos. There is also a livestream available during the races. I don’t know if it’s blocked in every or only some countries outside of Italy. I can see those highlights but the livestream service is not available for me. It can be found here (unless it is not blocked in your country):


bobo gigi
Reply to  SwimFanFinland
7 years ago

Not available for me too.