March 21, 2020—
After clocking a time of 53.6 in the 100 freestyle on Tuesday , Italian superstar Federica Pellegrini followed up by taking on the 200, her speciality, on Thursday. The 31-year-old has been simulating the Italian Olympic Trials this week after they were cancelled due to the coronavirus . First going 1:57.4 in the morning, the two-time defending world champion posted a time of 1:55.8 in the simulated final , a showing that puts her well under the nation’s established qualifying time by a full second. Translated from Italian, her coach Matteo Giunta was happy with the effort. “It is a ...
Federica Pellegrini |
Katie Ledecky |
Pellegrini in good form, 1:55.8 200 free time trial