Pellegrini Breaks Her Own National Record in the 100 Freestyle

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Lol
4 years ago

Wow that is a huge statement before rio.. She will certainly be a contender for a gold medal in the 200.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Lol
4 years ago

I am sure Ledecky will answer to that time in the 100 next week

Stephen
Reply to  ERVINFORTHEWIN
4 years ago

In the B final??? Those times are not quite Campbell Inc times. if Katie is the fastest american in the 100m Free next week …Well the US has issues

Irish Ringer
Reply to  Stephen
4 years ago

LOL is just saying that Pellegrini appears to have some speed and where she’s traditionally been a 200/400 free swimmer that speed in the 100 should serve her well for the 200 free.

I don’t think ERVINFORTHEWIN is saying Pellegrini is going to win gold in the 100m free, so there’s no need to drag the Campbell sisters into this.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Irish Ringer
4 years ago

Exactly – as we all know katie is entered in the 100 free ( maybe for a spot on the 400 free relay ) and i am sure she can clock a 53.2 or somewhere close … thats all

Stephen
Reply to  Lol
4 years ago

Where Ledecky finishes in the 200m Free in Rio will depend on what Sjostrom produces. Not convinced PELLEGRINI can deliver a super fast time at this stage in her career without the assistance of the double banned swimsuits….wink wink

Victor P
Reply to  Stephen
4 years ago

Nope. Pellegrini was definitely built for the 200. Even in Kazan last year she had the fastest 2nd hundred. I think she was probably 53 high at that point. She’s going to be close to 1.5 seconds faster than Kazan.

Irish Ringer
Reply to  Stephen
4 years ago

Will be good race, but I’m not convinced it’s Sarah’s race to lose like you allude to here. Ledecky has the fastest time so far this year and she hasn’t even rested yet. Sjostrom had somewhat of a rest/taper for her nationals in late March and still put up a time about 1/2 a second slower than Ledecky.

Jrsaba
Reply to  Stephen
4 years ago

In the past she already broke both the 200 and the 400 free with textile suit.
She’s great and fastest then ever in the 100free this year.

Gee
Reply to  Lol
4 years ago

If that’s the case Emma McKeon will be a surprise in 200 based on her 52.80 sec 100 free.

Myth Destroyer
Reply to  Gee
4 years ago

The difference is Emma mckeon doesn’t have the fast 400, Pellegrini has the endurance covered.

G.I.N.A.
Reply to  Myth Destroyer
4 years ago

Emma has a 2.07 200 fly (in season ) which was faster in 2016 than any American (in season ).Those 2 events both denote endurance.

G.I.N.A.
Reply to  G.I.N.A.
4 years ago

Actually it may be about the same as Maya di Rado but ahead of Camille & Hali

Stephen
Reply to  Gee
4 years ago

McKeon will win gold in Rio in 2 of her relay events. 4 x 100 free and IM …The medals in the 200m Free are very difficult to predict although i feel Sarah and Katie maybe are slightly ahead of the rest. but only by fractions.

Reider
4 years ago

Damn, I did not expect that kind of speed from her

G.I.N.A.
Reply to  Reider
4 years ago

I seem to remember her as a speedy 54 mid 15 year old swimmer before she went distance. I rechecked * yes she anchored the Italy relay in 54.6 in the heats probably not full out. (as is her fashion ).

Victor P
4 years ago

Wow. She’s definitely a medal contender now. It’s looking like only sub 1:54 will medal. She’s definitely got a 1:53 in her. So 1:53 low will probably be the winning time (1:53.3). Yikes.

bobo gigi
Reply to  Victor P
4 years ago

Times don’t matter at olympic games!

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  bobo gigi
4 years ago

Times are important to many of us – from Trials to the Olympics .

Myth Destroyer
Reply to  bobo gigi
4 years ago

Times matter at the Olympics!

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