Simona Quadarella second in the 1500 behind the elusive American Ledecky. Ceccon is expected in the 100m backstroke
Simona Quadarella the first of the human races is confirmed: in the 1500s, behind the American Katie Ledecky who competes as and was also animated by the desire to make up for the 400s swept away by the phenomenon Ariarne Titmus, there's SuperSimo.
Solid, constant, letting go of Ledecky who takes off like a rocket, Simona engages in a head-to-head match with the 21-year-old Australian Pallister. A third of the way Quadarella second by half head, but from then on the advantage grows: 2'' ahead in the 800 meters, which visually transform into a good five meters of distance in the 1000. There is also time to manage a bit of suffering, but Pallister is no less in difficulty, indeed in the final she will be mocked by the Chinese Li, bronze who for a moment seems to worry even Simona. But only for an instant because in reality there is none for anyone, Quadarella a very sweet silver in 15'43''31 (Ledecky, ahead of an eternity, closes in 15'26''27). as if I had lifted a weight, I'm really happy, I didn't even think of doing this time, among other things I swam alone for a long time, if I had been in battle with someone maybe I would have done even less. I took back a medal in this race after four years. It wasn't easy at all, especially maintaining mental balance.
For Simona the medal that redeems the Olympic disappointment when she finished fifth in the 1500m, a result she had never digested (even if in Tokyo she was then bronze in the 800m). But
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