Italy’s Federica Pellegrini Powers To Her Debut World S/C Title: 200m Free In 1:51.7

Federica Pellegrini - "I did it" - by Patrick B. Kraemer

A decade after claiming a silver lining over 200m free at the world short-course championships, Italy’s Federica Pellegrini stormed past Hungarian Katinka Hosszu on the way home to claiming the eight-lap title at this year’s edition of the global gathering in the little pool. Victory marked the first world short-course crown for a swimmer heavily decorated and no longer able to say “I can’t win in short-course because my turns aren’t good enough”. They were today.

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She’s already the greatest ever female 200 freestyler to me.

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