2018 Sette Colli Trophy: Day 3 Finals Live Recap


The final session of the 2018 Sette Colli Trophy in Rome is set to get underway, and an another exciting session is in store.

The most anticipated race of the night without a doubt is the men’s 50 fly, where top seed Andrii Govorov has said he’s aiming for the world record. He was just a tenth off a few weeks ago, but he’ll have to deal with Ben Proud, the reigning world champ in the event, who swam one of the fastest 50 frees in history on day 1.

For a full recap of this morning’s prelims, click here.

Men’s 200 Back

  • Meet Record: 1:55.05, Ryosuke Irie (JPN), 2012
  1. Adam Telegdy, HUN, 1:58.17
  2. Christopher Ciccarese, ITA, 1:58.77
  3. Luke Greenbank, GBR, 1:59.05

Hungarian Adam Telegdy broke the men’s 200 back field on the third 50, splitting 29,98, and held off Italian Christopher Ciccarese coming home to touch in 1:58.17 for the win. Telegdy, who holds a PB of 1:56.69 from last summer’s World Championships, lowers his season-best of 1:58.70 from the Hungarian Championships.

Ciccarese was just off his season-best for 2nd in 1:58.77, and Luke Greenbank had the fastest final 50 of anyone in 29.55 to clip 3rd from German Christian Diener. Diener led through the 100, and was just behind Telegdy at the 150, but struggled coming back and touched 4th in 1:59.17.

Women’s 200 Back

  1. Margherita Panziera, ITA, 2:07.16
  2. Jessica Fullalove, GBR, 2:11.16
  3. Kathryn Greenslade, GBR, 2:12.23

Italy’s Margherita Panziera follows up her national record in the 100 back from Saturday with another in the 200, knocking nearly a second off her previous lifetime best in 2:07.16. She breaks Alessia Filippi‘s 2009 record of 2:08.03, and improves her 2:08.08 from the Mediterranean Games. She moves up from 8th to 6th in the world rankings, and also broke Aya Terakawa‘s 2012 meet record of 2:07.73.

Jessica Fullalove flipped 5th at the 100 amidst the pack behind Panziera, but used a strong back half to take over the 2nd spot in 2:11.16, dropping her season-best of 2:11.51. Fellow Brit Kathryn Greenslade managed to hold off Simona Baumrtova (2:12.26) and Jenny Mensing (2:12.54) for 3rd in 2:12.23.

Men’s 50 Fly

  1. Andrii Govorov, UKR, 22.27
  2. Ben Proud, GBR, 22.93
  3. Mathys Goosen, NED, 23.55

Andrii Govorov unleashed the fastest swim of all-time in the men’s 50 fly final, clocking 22.27 to shatter the 9-year-old world record of 22.43 by 0.16. That record, set in 2009 amidst the super-suit era, belonged to Spaniard Rafael Munoz.

Ben Proud dropped his season-best by .03 for 2nd in 22.93, moving past Brazilian Nicholas Santos for 2nd in the world rankings. Mathys Goosen of the Netherlands also clipped his season-best for 3rd in 23.57.

Women’s 200 Fly

  • Meet Record: 2:07.05, Sara Isakovic (SLO), 2008
  1. Boglarka Kapas, HUN, 2:07.54
  2. Liliana Szilagyi, HUN, 2:08.01
  3. Alys Thomas, GBR, 2:08.26

Hungarian Boglarka Kapas was just 4th at the halfway mark of the women’s 200 fly, but came home in 1:04.8 (after going out in 1:02.7) to take over the lead and win in a new best time of 2:07.54. She jumps from 22nd to 8th in the world rankings.

Her teammate Liliana Szilagyi dropped a season-best herself in 2:08.01, improving her 2:08.48, to take 2nd, while early leader Alys Thomas of GBR fell to 3rd on the final 50 in 2:08.26. Thomas is ranked #1 in the world this year at 2:05.45.

Men’s 200 Breast

  1. Luca Pizzini, ITA, 2:09.34
  2. Marco Koch, GER, 2:09.45
  3. Arno Kamminga, NED, 2:09.86

Italian Luca Pizzini moved into the lead on the third 50 of the men’s 200 breast and managed to hang on to it all the way home, touching in 2:09.34 to edge out German Marco Koch, who made up half a second on him on the final 50. Pizzini improves his season-best of 2:09.91, and slides one spot ahead of Koch (18th) in the world ranks.

Arno Kamminga, who has had a fantastic meet overall, swam a very solid 2:09.86 for 3rd.

Women’s 200 Breast

  • Meet Record: 2:21.81, Leisel Jones (AUS), 2008
  1. Yuliya Efimova, RUS, 2:20.72
  2. Molly Renshaw, GBR, 2:25.66
  3. Chloe Tutton, GBR, 2:25.97

Men’s 200 Free

  • Meet Record: 1:46.78, Gabriele Detti (ITA), 2016

Women’s 200 Free

  • Meet Record: 1:54.55, Federica Pellegrini (ITA), 2016

Men’s 200 IM

  • Meet Record: 1:57.54, Daiya Seto (JPN), 2017

Women’s 200 IM

  • Meet Record: 2:10.01, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor (GBR), 2017

Men’s 1500 Free

  • Meet Record: 14:49.06, Gregorio Paltrinieri (ITA), 2017

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