ROME – Beating Hungary in 12-10, the blue Settebello qualified for the world water polo final and for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Tomorrow in Gwangju, South Korea, Italy will face at 11.30am (Italian time) for the gold medal Spain, who beat Croatia in the other semi-final 6-5.
With just four hours of sleep after the triumph in the 200 freestyle, Federica Pellegrini was instead eliminated on drums in the 100 freestyle. The Italian stopped at the 22nd time swimming in 54 "68. The fastest was the Olympic and world champion, the American Simone Manuel, who with 53 ″ 10 preceded by one cent the Swede Sara Sjoestroem.
"I've never had so many pains in my life. It is as if I had done an 'after' until this morning, "said Pellegrini, explaining that between post-race and anti-doping interviews he finished" towards one "at night, he ate" one thing on the fly "and then it is not managed to fall asleep immediately.
The Settebello has unleashed a great performance , relying on a mix of experience and novelty, summoning 5 new players compared to the last Europeans: Di Somma, Dolce, Luongo, Aicardi and Figari. The complete list of those summoned for the World Championships in Gwangju also includes Del Lungo, Figlioli, Nicosia, Bodegas, Di Fulvio, Iodice, Echenique and Velotto. (source Agi)
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