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Sabato, 24 Giugno 2017

Sette Colli. Report finals second day

Standing ovation show at Stadio del Nuoto. The second day of races of the 54th Trofeo Sette Colli gives a great exciting show to four thousand people who, in the Roman warm weather, have rushed the stands at Foro Italico. Into the water the best of Italian and World swimming. The beginning is great with Gregorio Paltrinieri who wins in 1500m-freestyle with 14'49''06, event record breaking the time of 14'50''59 fixed by Federico Cobertaldo in 2008. Gabriele Detti has forced to turn down the race because of high fever. The Olympic, World and European champion Gregorio Paltrinieri – trained by Stefano Morini at the Federal Centre and member of Fiamme Oro and Coopernuoto – passes in 56''02, 1'55''41, 2'54''83, 3'54''44, 4'54''31, 5'53''96, 6'53''42, 7'53''13, 8'52''92, 9'52''65, 10'52''25, 11'51''95, 12'51''56, 13'51''04. The Czech Jan Micka ranks second with 15'01''42 and the British Tom Derbyshire ranks third with 15'02''12.
But the smiles for the Italian swimming are not ended. Ilaria Bianchi shines winning in 100m-butterfly with 57'89. The Italian record holder – European bronze in Berlin 2014 and London 2016 – is the unique to break the time of 58” ahead Elena Di Liddo (CC Aniene) who reaches the time of 58''05, her fifth personal performance. The Hungarian Liliana Sziliagy ranks third with 58''48.
At the end of the day, among clapping and flash, everybody focus on the 50m-breaststroke final. The 23-years-old Adam Peaty, World and European champion from Uttoxeter (a little city of Staffordshire), confirms himself as the absolute star winning the race with 26'61, event record (26''83 in heat). The Brazilian Joao Gomes and Nicolò Martineghi are behind him with 26''95 and 27''03, respectively. The Italian record holder, ranking second in 100m yesterday fixing the Italian record (59''31), swims his second personal performance at six hundredths to 26''97, established last 4th April in Spring Absolute Championships.
The other finals reserve excellent chronos. The eighth event record is fixed by the Hungarian Tamas Kenderesi in 200m-butterfly with 1'54''33, his third World seasonal performance, breaking the 1'54''68 fixed by Laszlo Cesh at the last Sette Colli edition in 2016. Behind the Olympic and European bronze, the South African Chad Le Clos with 1'54''87 and the Japanese Daiya Seto with 1'56''05.
The Czech Simona Baumrtova ranks first in female 100m-backstroke with 1'00''21 ahead the Australian Madison Wilson (1'00''34) and the Hungarian Kira Touissant (1'00''57). Among males, the German Christian Diener wins with 54''54, ahead the Hungarian Gabor Balog ranking second with 54''59, and Matteo Milli (SMGM Team Lombardia), already third in 50m, ranking third with 54''60.
Then the 400m-medley. The winners are the British Hannah Milley, bronze in Shangai 2011 and in London 2016, and the European champion David Verraszto, who fixes the event record with 4'07''47, breaking the time of 4'12''04 fixed by Luca Marin in 2012.
Two successful races for Ranomi Kromowidjojo who, after the 50m-butterfly, ranks first in 100m-freestyle with 53''03. The 27-years-old swimmer, with Suriname origins, Olympic silver in London 2012, swims at three hundredths to event record (53''00 fixed by the Swedish Sarah Sjoestroem in 2015), ranking ahead the Danish Pernille Blume (53''59) and the Swedish Michelle Coleman (53''64). Federica Pellegrini ranks sixth with 54''48 (26''53 at 50m), even if she swims well the last twenty-five meters. The show goes on with the male 200m-freestyle. The 28-years-old from Seul Tae-Hwan Park (Olympic silver in Beijing 2008 and in London 2012, and bronze in Melbourne 2007, but immediately followed by the disqualification) ranks first with 1'46''89 ahead the British Nicholas Grainger (1'48''30) and Duncan Scott (1'48''47).
Double British victory in female 50m-breaststroke. Sarah Vasey ranks first with 30''73 ahead Imogen Clark, second with 30''78. Ilaria Scarcella (CC Aniene) ranks third with 31''31, time never swum by the athlete of Massimo Meloni in the last two years.
The Hungarian Boglarka Kapas ranks first in 800m-freestyle with 8'23''71. Her victory closes the second day of the International Swimming competition. Behind the European champion and Olympic bronze, Simona Quadarella (CC Aniene) ranks second with 8'29''53 (her fourth personal performance) and the Australian Jessica Ashwood ranking third.