Sette Colli. Stars in Olympic shape, great results at Rome


The second day of the Sette Colli Trophy was cloaked in an international atmosphere. The Swedish Sarah Sjoestroem won the 100 butterfly with a time of 57"65 and the satisfaction of "having returned to her times before the elbow injury"; then she is second in the 100 freestyle in 53"47 behind the Dutch european champion Femke Heemskerk (always younger at 33 years old) who wins in 53"03 preceding also her national team mate and olympic champions Ranomi Kromowidjojo (53"55) and Federica Pellegrini, fourth in 53"71. The Hungarian Kristof Milak dominates the 200 butterfly in 1'53"18 (Sette Colli record), advancing the Italian Federico Burdisso (1'55"72) and the South African champion Chad Le Clos (1'55"95); the Dutch Kira Toussant wins the 100 backstroke in 59"23 and takes the podium that was taken away from her by the Italian Margherita Panziera (fourth in 1'00"05) at the European Championships in Budapest; behind the Dutchwoman are the Swedish Michelle Coleman (59"62) and the Norwegian Ingebord Vassba Loeyning (60"). The Hungarians Katinka Hosszu (4'36"31) and David Verraszto (4'09"57) took the 400 mixed medley. In the 50 breaststroke, the Italians proved to be faster than everyone else. Benedetta Pilato set the event record in 29"69 and Nicolò Martinenghi (26"59) put his hand ahead of the Brazilians Felipe Lima (26"92) and Joao Luiz Gomes (26"98). Italians Simone Sabbioni and Thomas Ceccon won the 50 backstroke in 24"80 and the 100 freestyle with the Sette Colli record of 48"14 ahead of Alessandro Miressi, European champion in Glasgow 2018 and vice champion in Budapest 2020. In the 800 won by the European queen of middle distance Simona Quadarella - home athlete - in 8'23"25 and the Brazilian Guilher Pereira Da Costa in 7'53"97.

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