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While competing at Circolo Canottieri Aniene this weekend, 20-year-old Simona Quadarella broke the Italian national record in the women’s short course 1500m freestyle. Quadarella stopped the clock in a time of 15:35.82 to top the field and lower the previous Italian standard by nearly 9 seconds.
Quadarella is continuing to demonstrate her threat to swimmers worldwide in the distance freestyle events. She collected a trio of gold medals at the 2018 European Championships, topping the women’s 400m, 800m, and 1500m free podiums. More recently at this year’s Long Course World Championships in Gwangju, Korea, Quadarella took gold in the 1500m free, establishing a new long course national record of 15:40.89 in the process.
Quadarella’s short course meters 1500m free performance from over the weekend now ranks the Christian Minotti-trained athlete as the 5th fastest performer ever in the event.
|15:22.68||Lauren Boyle||NZL||2014 Wellington Winter Championships||8/9/2014||Wellington|
|15:28.65||Lotte Friis||DEN||Top Times (personal best)||5/10/2010|
|15:32.90||Kate Ziegler||USA||2007 Alex Athletics Jubilaeums Challenge||10/12/2007||Hauptbad Essen|
|15:35.82||Simona Quadarell||ITA||Circolo Canottieri Aniene||10/27/2019|
Quadarella’s Italian Records:
- 1500 meters freestyle SCM – 15: 35.82 – 27 October 2019, Rome
- 800 meters freestyle LCM – 8: 14.99 – 27 July 2019, Gwangju
- 1500 meters freestyle LCM – 15: 40.89 – 23 July 2019, Gwangju