The fans are back. The olympic swimming pool at the Stadio del Nuoto in Rome receives the public after pandemic restrictions. The 58th Sette Colli Trophy - Swimming Internationals is the biggest event one month out from the Tokyo Olympic Games. Especially this year, athletes want to get back to competing.
Four records were set on the first day of competition. In the 100 breaststroke Nicolò Martinenghi and Arianna Castiglioni set the Italian records with 58"29 and 1'05"67; Simona Quadarella set the championship record in the 1500 freestyle with 15'48"81 and Kristof Milak (Hungary) won the 100 butterfly in 50"80 (event record). Very fast the swedish Sarah Sjoestroem, after a long stop, who won the 50 butterfly in 25"42, one hundredth less than the Dutch Ranomi Kromowidjojo, second in 25"43.
The Brazilians Etiene Medeiros and Bruno Fratus win the gold medals in the 50 backstroke (27"78) and 50 freestyle (21"71). Closing for Federica Pellegrini who wins the 200 freestyle with 1'56"23.
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