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A Tribute to Federica Pellegrini, Italian Swimmer

federica-pellegrini.jpgOlypics Games are involving everybody and we are totally engaged to substain our Italian teams in all the disciplines where they’re challenging.

But an article to Federica Pellegrini is obliged. She is the emblem ouf our nation in swim and at the age of 28 Federica remains a great athlete that struggles every moment for her flag.

So… Who is she?

She holds the women’s 200 m freestyle world records (long course and short course), and won a Gold Medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. At the 2009 World Championships in Rome, Pellegrini became the first woman ever to breach the 4 minute barrier in 400 m freestyle with the time 3:59.15. Pellegrini is the first female Olympic champion in the history of Italianswimming; she is also the only Italian swimmer to have set world records in more than one event.

Event Long course (year) Short course (year)
50 m freestyle 25.47 (2004) 25.02 (2004)
100 m freestyle 53.18 (2016) Sport records icon NR.svg 52.17 (2016) Sport records icon NR.svg
200 m freestyle 1:52.98 (2009) World record 1:51.17 (2009) World record
400 m freestyle 3:59.15 (2009) Sport records icon ER.svg 3:57.59 (2011) Sport records icon NR.svg
800 m freestyle 8:24.99 (2010) 8:15.20 (2010)
100 m backstroke 1.00.69 (2013) 58.80 (2013)
200 m backstroke 2:08.05 (2013) 2:03.75 (2013) Sport records icon NR.svg
200 m butterfly 2:08.69 (2013)
4×50 m freestyle relay 1:37.56 (2013) Sport records icon NR.svg
4 × 100 m freestyle relay 3:39.18 Sport records icon NR.svg 3:39.18 (2006) Sport records icon NR.svg
4 × 200 m freestyle relay 7:46.57 (2009) Sport records icon NR.svg 7:50.39 (2006) Sport records icon NR.svg
4×50 m medley relay 1:47:05 (2008) Sport records icon NR.svg
4 × 100 m medley relay 4:04.90 (2008) Sport records icon NR.svg

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