Federica Pellegrini’s record falls in 200 freestyle

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Federica Pellegrini’s record falls in 200 freestyle

It was the oldest world record in swimming, Federica Pellegrini’s record in the women’s 200 freestyle, was broken today.

In fact, at the World Championships in Fukuoka, 19-year-old Australian Mollie O’Callaghan won the rainbow gold by swimming 1’52″85, 13 hundredths faster than the 1’52″98 set by Federica at the 2009 Rome Olympic Games. And the Divine, after her record was beaten, announced on Instagram that she was pregnant after becoming very angry with those who had spread rumors about her pregnancy.

Silver was won by the other Australian Ariarne Titmus, world record triumphant in the 400, who swam a great 1’53″01, bronze to Canadian Summer McIntosh who set the junior world record with 1’53″65.

He disappointed, however, in the 800 freestyle Gregorio Paltrinieri, penalized by deficient preparation due to physical problems. 7’53″68 and eighth place for the Italian star in the race won by Tunisian Ahmed Hafnaoui in 7’37″00.

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