CAMPIONATO ITALIANO OPEN
- November 30th – December 1st, 2018
- Stadio del Nuoto – Riccione – Italy
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- Entry List
Margherita Panziera produced a new Italian National Record while competing at the Campionato Italiano Open in Riccione this weekend. Racing the women’s 200m backstroke, the 2018 European Champion in the event rocked a time of 2:01.56 to dip under the 2:02 threshold for the first time in her career.
Entering this meet in Riccione, Panziera’s personal best and Italian National Record sat at the 2:02.43 she clocked in Copenhagen for bronze at the 2017 Short Course European Championships. Splitting 59.35/1:02.21 in her Riccione race yesterday, however, Panziera delved into new territory to crush a mark of 2:01.56, take gold and check-in with a new NR.
World ranking-wise, Panziera now moves alongside exclusive company as the 4th fastest swimmer in the world this season. The only racers sitting above the Italian at this point are world-leader Emily Seebohm of Australia, Kathleen Baker of America and Katinka Hosszu of Hungary.
Looking back at history, Panziera’s effort in Riccione establishes the 23-year-old as the 11th fastest performer ever in the women’s SCM 200 backstroke.
Top Women 200 SCM Backstroke Performers of All-Time:
|#1 – 1:59.23||Katinka Hosszu||HUN||2014 SCM World Champs||12/5/2014||Doha|
|#2 – 1:59.35||Daryna Zevina||UKR||FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2016||8/26/2016||Paris-Chartres|
|#3 – 1:59.49||Emily Seebohm||AUS||2015 Australian SC Champs||11/25/2015||Sydney|
|#4 – 2:00.03||Missy Franklin||USA||FINA/ARENA Swimming World Cup 2011 – Berlin||10/22/2011||Berlin|
|#5 – 2:00.18||Shiho Sakai||JPN||1/1/2010|
|#6 – 2:00.69||Kathleen Baker||USA||FINA Swimming World Cup 2018||10/6/2018||Budapest|
|#7 – 2:00.83||Elizabeth Simmonds||GBR||Duel In The Pool||12/16/2011||Atlanta|
|#8 – 2:00.91||Kirsty Coventry||ZIM||1/1/2008|
|#9 – 2:01.24||Belinda Hocking||AUS||FINA/ARENA Swimming World Cup 2011 – Berlin||10/22/2011||Berlin|
|#10 – 2:01.33||Courtney Bartholomew||USA||Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool||12/11/2015||Indianapolis|
|#11 – 2:01.56||Margherita Panziera||ITA||Campionato Italiano Open||12/01/2018||Riccione|