Tokyo 2020, swimming: Federica Pellegrini finishes seventh in 200 freestyle |  News

La Divina salutes the Olympics with a time of 1’55” 91 and a penultimate place in her specialty final. Gold went to Australia’s Titmus

The adventure ends in the Olympics with seventh place in the 200 freestyle Federica Pellegrini: Divina, in the Fifth Final in the Games in her major, doesn’t pass the penultimate place and stops the clock at 1’55” 91. Went Gold to Australian Ariarn Titmus, Which expected Bernard Huguey (Hong Kong) and Benny Oleksiak (Canada), while American Kathleen Ledecky, who is only fifth, disappointed.

It doesn’t matter much, in fact, in the tank Tokyo Aquatics Center Never compete for a medal: Federica Pellegrini He awarded himself the last 200 freestyle of his legendary Olympic career, finished seventh, saluting with honor and with tears of emotion. The world record holder, as well as the silver medalist in Athens 2004 and the gold in Beijing 2008, even managed to predict Madison Wilson at the end of the final, fifth in the Games for her, which she sees immediately exit the battle for the podium. After all, Divina left it all in the pool, as she had done for 20 years, and eventually got rid of the complacency of not finishing the finish and going under a 1’56” wall, stopping the clock at 1’55” 91. Then the passion, the awareness of being a sign of an era, and after writing the history of Italian and world swimming.

The winner of the Tokyo 2020 200 Freestyle Final is Ariarn Titmus, who in one fell swoop to the gold medal and Olympic record (1’53” 50), predicted by about half a second Bernadette Siobhan Hoggy, Who gives silver to Hong Kong. The Canadian completes the podium Penny Oleksiak, While Kathleen Ledecky disappoints: The American doesn’t pass fifth with a time of 1’55” 21, just seven-tenths short of Federica Pellegrini, who swam faster in Tokyo than she did in London 2012 (where she closed in fifth in 1″56″63). Another show of an athlete who is always ready to improve as much as to amaze the whole world.

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