Never any swimmer like her. Federica Pellegrini wrote another incredible sports page, winning her fifth consecutive Olympic final in the same specialty, the 200 freestyle. Only Phelps had succeeded in the feat, but she is the first woman. In the semifinal, held on the Italian night, the blue queen of swimming finished in third place, recording a good 1’56 ″ 44 which earned her access to the final with seventh place. Appointment tonight at 3.41 Italian time.
After discovering that she had managed to reach her goal, the final, Pellegrini was unable to hold back her tears. The fastest is the Australian 400m new Olympian, Ariarne Titmus in 1’54 “82, followed by Siobhan Haughey in 1’55” 16 and the American Katie Ledecky, author of 1’55 “34. 33 years old next August 5th, the Divina will enjoy her fifth final in the 200m after a silver, a gold, a fifth and a fourth place. Immense.