Sette Colli. Flash quotes day 1


Shown below the podium and flash quotes of the first day of the 56th edition of Sette Colli / International Swimming Trophy, taking place at the Swimming Stadium in Rome.

Women’s 50m backstroke
1. Kira Toussaint (NED) 27”64 
2. Etiene Medeiros (BRA) 28”00
3. Silvia Scalia (ITA) 28”11
Silvia Scalia (bronze medal): “This is a passage race. I am training for the World Championships and Universiadi. I am satisfied about my time under pressure even if I have a mistake at start”. 

Men’s 50m backstroke
1. Michael Andrew (USA) 24”39 CR
2. Simone Sabbioni (ITA) 24”97
3. Gustav Hokfelt (SWE) 25”23

Michael Andrew (gold medal): “I am very satisfied about my time, that was my aim today, because allows me to be among the best in the world. This competition was fantastic”.
Simone Sabbioni (silver medal): “My shoulder injury influenced my season, but now I recovered first of all thanks to the team that followed me continuously. The time is good, and I hope to obtain the qualification to World Championships tomorrow”.

Women’s 400m freestyle
1. Ajna Kesely (HUN) 4’04”70
2. Chihiro Igarashi (JPN) 4’10”72
3. Stefania Pirozzi (ITA) 4’11”06
Ajna Kesely (gold medal): “My time reached today is very good before the World Championships, that will be my window for the future”. 
Chihiro Igarashi (silver medal): “This swimming pool is wonderful and I am very happy to compete here in Rome. My time is not so good”. 
Stefania Pirozzi (bronze medal): “This is the best swimming pool for competition in the world. This is a difficult period because of an inflammatory status on my shoulder. In this pool I obtained the pass to Olympic Games seven years ago”. 

Men’s 400m freestyle
1. Gabriele Detti (ITA) 3’45”76
2. Matteo Ciampi (ITA) 3’48”73
3. Anton Oerskov Ipsen (DEN) 3’49”99
Gabriele Detti (gold medal): “We are training a lot before the world Championships, so I satisfied about my time. We will fun in Corea”. 
Matteo Ciampi (silver medal): “I came back to swim with my rhythm. This time is very close to my personal time. I love swimming at Settecolli because it seems to come back home”. 
Anton Oerskov Ipsen (bronze medal): “I am very satisfied of the race. Coming here in Rome is always amazing. I expected a better time, but I will see the results next days”.

Women’s 100m breaststroke
1. Jessica Vall Montero (ESP) 1’06”67 
2. Martina Carraro (ITA) 1’07”04
3. Lisa Mamiè (SUI) 1’07”42
Jessica Vall Montero (gold medal): “This is my first race at Settecolli. Fans are fantastic. The World Championships in Korea are my next step”. 
Martina Carraro (silver medal): “My swimsuit has broken before the race, for this reason I couldn’t focus on it in my best way. However I am satisfied about my good time”.

Men’s 100m breaststroke
1. Adam Peaty (GBR) 58”72
2. Nicolò Martinenghi (ITA) 59”30
3. Joao Gomes Junior (BRA) 59”61
Adam Peaty (gold medal): “I am still in my training phase for the World Championships in Korea, but racing here in this wonderful swimming pool is always pleasant”. 
Nicolò Martinenghi (silver medal): “Coming back to Settecolli after one year is always wonderful. It is a dive in the past. I didn’t expect swimming so fast and I am very happy about my result”. 

Women’s 50m butterfly
1. Holly Barratt (AUS) 25”68 
2. Emilie Beckmann (DEN) 26”31
3. Ilaria Bianchi (ITA) 26”38
Holly Barratt (gold medal): “I am very satisfied about the race. I love Rome a lot, especially for the good food. First of all, I will focus on the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.”
Emilie Beckmann (silver medal): “To be honest, I preferred morning race., but the final is always a pretty hard training to improve the details and get in the right race mood”.
Ilaria Bianchi (bronze medal): “Finally I reached a good time that I didn’t expect. Settecolli is a great competition calling the best International athletes and an important window for our National Team”. 

Men’s 100m butterfly
1. Chad Le Clos (RSA) 51”61
2. Mehdy Metella (FRA) 51”65
3. Piero Codia (ITA) 51”95
Chad Le Clos (gold medal): “Coming back in Rome after 10 years after the World Championships is wonderful. This is a fundamental step before the top event of this summer”. 
Piero Codia (bronze medal): “I am very satisfied about my time before the World Championships. I had better results now comparing to the ones obtained last year”. 

Women’s 50m freestyle
1. Pernille Blume (DEN) 24”09
2. Femke Heemskerk (NED) 24”71
3. Lidon Munoz Del Campo (ESP) 24”82
Pernille Blume (gold medal): “The season was difficult, but the today race went well. Swimming her is always amazing”. 
Femke Heemskerk (silver medal): “The fans at Settecolli are unique. The time obtained today is better than the one reached in France, but I am training for the world Championships so my performance is not yet on top”. 
Lidon Munoz Del Campo (bronze medal): “This is my first time here and I am happy to have found a great atmosphere. Next year I will come back here surely”. 

Men’s 50m freestyle
1. Bruno Fratus (BRA) 21”42
2. Florent Manaudou (FRA) 21”72
3. Michael Andrew (USA) 21”94
Bruno Fratus (gold medal): “Racing here is magic. During the competition I felt very good. I would like to give my best at the World Championships and I will fight for the victory. Settecolli is my favourite competition”.  
Florent Manaudou (silver medal): “I was a little tired after the heat, but the evening race went well. I came back to the competitions after almost three years, so I will not participate in the World Championships”. 

Women’s 1500m freestyle
1. Simona Quadarella (ITA) 15’48”84
2. Boglarka Kapas (HUN) 16’08”67
3. Giulia Gabbrielleschi (ITA) 16’10”35
Simona Quadarella (gold medal): “I felt good during my training, and I knew reaching a good time. Racing here in my town is always wonderful. Each time the emotion is indescribable”. 
Boglarka Kapas (silver medal): “I am satisfied about my time that is better than the one reasched in Barcelona. Surely, I will focus on the 200m-butterfly at the World Championships, and I think that I will also participate in 1500m-freestyle. I am confident and facing to Simona is always exciting”.