Semis: Defending Champ Pellegrini Lurking After All

Federica Pellegrini [photo: Aniko Kovacs]

The woman who was not supposed to contest the 200 freestyle at this year’s World Championships is now the top seed for the championship final. Italy’s Federica Pellegrini, the reigning world champion, led the way through the semifinals with a time of 1:55.78, just ahead of the 1:56.05 performance by Missy Franklin.

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The woman who was not supposed to contest the 200 freestyle at this year’s World Championships is now the top seed for the championship final. Italy’s Federica Pellegrini, the reigning world champion, led the way through the semifinals with a time of 1:55.78, just ahead of the 1:56.05 performance by Missy Franklin.

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SwimFanFinland

After the semi-finals Sjöström said to Swedish public broadcaster that she still felt like she was 150 kg heavy. After the preliminaries she wondered if she is able to swim to the end. But she is happy, smiling and there is no pressure after her victory so she is very dangerous now. If she just manages to recover before the final, we may see a huge surprise.

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