Six Meet Records Bite The Dust in Milan, Hosszu 2:10 2IM

2019 TROFEO CITTÀ DI MILANO

Day 2 Highlights

Swim fans in Milan saw 5 meet records fall on day 2 of the Trofeo Citta di Milano sprinkled across both men’s and women’s events.

Italian backstroke ace Margherita Panziera took the top spot in the women’s 100m backstroke, clocking a mark of 1:00.31. That took over the old meet record of 1:00.41 and helped the 2018 200m back European champion hold off  a charging Carlotta Zofkova.

Zofkova touched the wall less than a half a second later in 1:00.76, while Silvia Scalia punched a time of 1:00.94, just .4 off of her own personal best.

Youth Olympic Games champion Thomas Ceccon fired off a new meet record in the men’s 100m back, stopping the clock at 54.76. That shaved .09 off of the previous meet standard of 54.85 set by national record holder Simone Sabbioni two years ago.

For Ceccon, the young Italian took bronze in this 100m back event in Buenos Aires last year, registering a time of 53.65.

Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu of Hungary was in on the meet record action, cranking out a very solid 4:37.21 in the 400m IM. That took more than 2 seconds off of the old meet record of 4:39.56 set by Ilana Cusinato last year, and also registers as one of Hosszu’s fastest of the season. Her best time thus far is the 4:38.92 from January’s Euro Meet, a mark that positions the Hungarian as 3rd fastest in the world.

Cusinato was indeed in today’s race, but wasn’t able to carry her speed under 4:40 this time around. She touched the wall  in 4:40.66 for silver behind Hosszu. But Cusinato’s time does now rank her within the top 10 performers in the world this season.

2018-2019 LCM WOMEN 400 IM

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OHASHI
11/17
4.32.00
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HOSSZU
HUN4.33.0604/13
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PICKREM
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4Mireia
BELMONTE
ESP4.36.0904/10
5Aimee
WILLMOTT
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6Ilaria
CUSINATO
ITA4.37.4504/02
7Shiwen
YE
CHN4.37.5703/31
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OVERHOLT
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COX
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10Anja
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The pair finished in the same position in the 200m IM later in the day, with Hosszu taking the meet title in 2:10.46. That also checks-in as a meet record, Hosszu’s fastest this season, as well as the 5th fastest time in the world. Cusinato settled for silver in 2:13.88.

2018-2019 LCM WOMEN 200 IM

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HOSSZU
03/23
2.08.55
2Sydney
PICKREM
CAN2.08.7104/07
3Yui
OHASHI
JPN2.09.1401/26
4Shiwen
YE
CHN2.09.2403/25
5Rika
OMOTO
JPN2.09.9104/03
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Pier Andrea Matteazzi kept the meet record streak alive with a new mark in the men’s edition of the 400m IM. He notched a wining effort of 4:20.00 to hack .77 off of the previous MR and record the 5th fastest tie of his career.

3-time European Champion Simona Quadarella was in the pool today, producing her fastest 400m free swim of the season. The 20-year-old logged a gold medal-garnering time of 4:07.77 to eclipse the previous meet record held by the late French freestyle ace Camille Muffat (4:08.35).

Quadarella’s personal best in the 400m free sits at the 4:03.35 she fired off in Glasgow last year. But, her performance today was enough to rank her among the world’s best this season, inserting the Italian in the 5th position.

2018-2019 LCM WOMEN 400 FREE

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Titmus
04/11
3.59.66
2Katie
LEDECKY
USA4.00.3511/29
3Bingjie
LI
CHN4.03.2903/07
4Ajna
KESELY
HUN4.05.1203/28
5Leah
SMITH
USA4.05.1704/12
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Breaststroking machine Nicolo Martingenghi reaped a meet record of his own, winning the men’s 100m breast in 1:00.34. That surpassed the old meet mark of 1:00.90 set by Fabio Scozzoli in 2013. Martingenghi has been as fast as 59.37, a time he earned at the Euro meet to sit only behind Adam Peaty in the world rankings.

Martingenghi also won the 50m breast today with a time of 27.60.

The men’s 50m fly saw a 3-way battle among Piero Codia of Italy, Chad Le Clos of South Africa and Laszlo Cseh of Hungary. The trio finished in that order, with Codia notching 23.85 for the win, ahead of Le Clos who finished in 23.91 and Cseh who hit the wall .06 later in 23.97.

Italian Elena Di Liddo hit the only sub-27 second mark for the women’s 50m fly, beating the field in a time of 26.81.

Le Clos was also in the men’s 100m freestyle field, but finished off the podium in 5th place with a time of 50.21. Taking the event was Alessandro Miressi, who registered a winning time of 49.28. Next in line was Luca Dotto, who also went sub-50 in a mark of 49.87.

Along with Le Clos, newly-installed Italian national teamer Santo Condorelli made an appearance in that 100m free, finishing 7th in 50.56.

After a win last night in the women’s 200m freestyle in a nice time of 1:57.18, Federica Pellegrini produced the winning mark in the 100m free tonight. Pellegrini took the sprint today in 54.26, beating the field by over a second and a half. Her time wasn’t too far off the 54.04 she logged for 5th place at the European Championships.

Pellegrini’s effort ties Japanese swimmer Rika Omoto for 12th place in the world rankings this season.

2018-2019 LCM WOMEN 100 FREE

CateAUS
Campbell
04/07
52.35
2Sarah
SJOSTROM
SWE52.7604/15
3Rikako
IKEE
JPN52.7911/17
4Emma
McKeon
AUS52.8404/07
5Shayna
Jack
AUS53.2004/07
6Taylor
RUCK
CAN53.2604/04
7Mallory
COMERFORD
USA53.3304/18
8Simone
MANUEL
USA53.3812/01
9Femke
HEEMSKERK
NED53.4904/13
9Ranomi
KROMOWIDJOJO
NED53.4904/13
11Penny
OLEKSIAK
CAN53.6004/04
12Charlotte
BONNET
FRA53.6102/10
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Andrea Vergani clocked 22.08 to take the men’s 50 free for his quickest of the season and 5th in the world.

21.68 is what the Italian produced for bronze at last year’s European Championships.

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Morozov
RUS21.5504/12
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SHIOURA
JPN21.6704/07
4Caeleb
DRESSEL
USA21.6904/12
5Benjamin
PROUD
GBR21.7101/26
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Finally, Gabrielle Detti did some damage in the men’s 400m free race, wreaking havoc on the field with a gold medal time of 3:47.60. After recovering from illness, Detti’s time tonight was a solid swim, earning him the 3rd spot among the men’s world rankings in the event.

2018-2019 LCM MEN 400 FREE

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DETTI
04/02
3.43.36
2Sun
YANG
CHN3.43.7303/24
3Elijah
WINNINGTON
AUS3.44.6804/07
4Jack
McLOUGHLIN
AUS3.45.1712/17
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KRASNYKH
RUS3.45.5504/08
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Additional Winners:

  • Le Clos got his revenge on Cseh from yesterday, winning the 100m fly in 52.45. Cseh touched in 52.76 for silver, but took the men’s 200m IM event later in the session in a time of 2:01.61.
  • Silvia Scalia won the 50m back in 28.17 for the women, while Matteo Milli won the men’s race in 25.73.
  • The women’s 100m breast saw Arianna Castiglioni touch the wall in 1:08.58 and the 50m breast.

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ytho

Impressive times! I am glad to see this good of a performance by Cseh. Forecasts great things for nationals and worlds!

Brownish

200 fly will be tough with Milak and Kenderesi. He needs at least better than 1:54.14 (this is Kederesi’s time in this qualifying period).

Yozhik

4:37 of Hosszu isn’t bad at all. But whenever I follow her results I’m wondering if aging process is getting its toll already on her or we are about to see the new cycle of “miracles” starting at age 30 and culminating with Olympic medals in a year. Is this 4:37 her warming up in- season time or that is near of what she is capable of now. Her second half in 400IM was actually pretty slow: 2:25 (1:20 – 1:05). But it wouldn’t be wise to jump into conclusion because she was ahead of the field by 2 sec after first half and there was no need to swim fast after that. So it is hard to say if… Read more »

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