Simona Quadarella Earns NR, #2 800 Free Time In The World

2018 LEN EUROPEAN AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Simona Quadarella kicked off day 3 of the 2018 European Championships with a new Italian national record in the women’s 800m freestyle. Stopping the clock at a mighty 8:16.35, Quadarella took gold ahead of Hungary’s young Ajna Kesely, who notched a European Junior Record in 8:21.91 for herself.

Entering this meet, Quadarella’s personal best sat at the 8:20.54 earned at the World University Games in Taipei in 2017. She blew the socks off that time with her 8:16.35 outing, which now ranks her as the #2 swimmers in the world behind America’s Katie Ledecky.

2017-2018 LCM WOMEN 800 FREE

KatieUSA
LEDECKY
05/19
8.07.27
2Simona
QUADARELLA
ITA8.16.3508/04
3Ariarne
TITMUS
AUS8.17.0708/09
4Leah
SMITH
USA8.17.2108/09
5Jianjiahe
WANG
CHN8.18.0903/01
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Splits for Quadarella are below:

This 800m free represents the first long course national record for the 19-year-old, but she also holds the Italian national record in the 1500m short course freestyle at 15:47.33 set in just January of this year. She earned bronze in the long course 1500m at last year’s World Championships.

She’ll be competing in the 400m free later at this meet.

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bobo gigi

Italy is building an amazing team for Tokyo.
Race video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FTOBdqKWpQ

Yozhik

Nice to see women’s long distance competition getting more intense. Great swim done by Simona Quadarella. With this result she bypassed Kapas in “Best Ever” rating taking the spot #7. But… still behind 30 years old Janet Evans’ time. It’s amazing what she did three decades ago. There is also some very unusual thing I noticed in this race: very fast reaction time. And we are talking about long distance swimmers, but not sprinters for whom to have a fast start is crucial. 0.68; 0.67; 0.65; 0.64; 0.64; 0.64; 0.61; 0.60 And that is for swimmers who with exception of Kesely were born in 1998 or earlier. There is something very special in the air of this pool to make… Read more »

Tea rex

Filippi is a big NR to beat. That was top 3 in 2009

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Loretta Race

Loretta grew up outside Toledo, OH, where she swam age group and high school. Graduating from Xavier University, she stayed in the Cincinnati, OH area and currently resides just outside the city in Northern KY.  Loretta got back into the sport of swimming via Masters and now competes and is …

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