Fifth Olympic participation and fifth Olympic final in the 200 meters freestyle world record holder Federica Pellegrini.
Athens, Beijing, London, Rio and now Tokyo: At her fifth Olympics, world record holder Federica Pellegrini swam in her fifth Olympic final in the 200-meter freestyle. The Italian, who became the Olympic champion at the 2008 Olympics, took 1 minute 56.44 minutes to reach the final in sixth place. The fastest swimmer in the semi-finals was the gold medalist at double the distance. Australian Ariarn Titmus (1:54.82 minutes) swam second for a long time, but still outperformed Siobhan Huge (Hong Kong) in the last 50 metres, who finished second in 1:55.16 minutes. Behind them, American Katie Ledecky crawled confidently into the last lap, and an exciting final as the over 400m is not out of the question.
However, this final will be held without German participation. Isabel Goose and Annika Braun stayed ahead of their best times and were eliminated on lap two. In her second Olympic appearance, 19-year-old Gose swam to 11th with a time of 1:57.07 minutes (lead: 1:56.80 minutes), Bron finished in 1:57.62 minutes (leading: 1:57.15 minutes)) in fourth place ten.
Women’s 200m freestyle final
Ariarn Titmus (Australia)
Siobhan Hogi (Hong Kong)
Katie Ledecky (USA)
Junxuan Yang (China)
Barbora Simanova (Czech Republic)
Penny Oleksiak (Canada)
Federica Pellegrini (Italian)
Madison Wilson (Australia)
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