Simona Quadarella in history, World Gold in the 800 freestyle after the one in the 1500

Feb 18, 2024 568

An extraordinary Simona Quadarella wins gold in the sprint, with a time of 8.17.44, after taking gold and the rainbow title in the 1500-meter freestyle four days ago. Azzurra burns in the final the German Isabel Gose, silver at 8.17.53, third New Zealand's Erika Fairweather, world champion in the 400 freestyle and bronze medalist in this race at Fukuoka 2023.

The Roman swimmer. who had entered the final with the second fastest time overall in 8:27.80, qualifies for the Paris 2024 Games in both the 1500 and 800. The Azzurra hits a fabulous and historic double by also taking advantage of the absence of the U.S. Katie Ledecky, who decided to forgo competing in this rainbow event to better prepare for the Paris 2024 Olympics.

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