After the disappointment in the 1500s, the ransom medal behind the super Ledecky and the Australian Titmus. Who is “Poison”, the swimming ace that the Maneskins are crazy about
– TOKYO (JAPAN)
Quadarella wonder. Super Simona is bronze in the 800, the race that belonged to Novella Calligaris and Alessia Filippi, Roman on the podium in Beijing silver. The medal returns to Rome in bronze in 8’18 “35 behind the American Katie Ledecky 8’12” 57 and the Australian Ariarne Titmus from 8’13 “83. A great reaction for Christian Minotti’s pupil. A judicious and progressive race without chasing the Ledecky, without seeing the Titmus. Simona passes to 100 in 1’00 “40, to 200 in 2’02” 86, to 400 in 4’08 “17, to 700 in 7”16″ 77. She has to fight to defend the bronze from the American Grimes, who drops in 8’19 “38, the German Kohler seventh in 8’24” 56. The Quadarella did not need the Italian record of 8’14 ”99.
So Simona Quadarella went from disappointment to the second attempt that earned her the bronze medal: she tried again in the race she likes best. From the 1500 of which she is world champion since 2019 to this third place in the 800. It was not easy to reset and leave behind a fifth place in the race at the Olympic debut in which you start as a woman to beat and you find yourself fifth. Alone with regrets and uncontrollable tears.
Simona Quadarella was born on December 18, 1998 in Rome. 170 cm tall and 63 kg, she competes for the Aniene and is trained by Christian Minotti. Engaged with Alessandro Fusco, ranista, she lives in Ottavia, an area north-west of the capital near the Grande Raccordo Anulare. Her father Carlo is a master swimmer, her mother Marzia called her “Poison” because of how she turns into water. The Maneskins are crazy for her, a good and cheerful girl, but also determined, very determined: “I’m stubborn, I like to win and reconfirm myself. I want to reconfirm what I do every year. Even my mother has always told me that when I am in the water I spurt badness ”. Swimming has been her greatest passion since she was a child when she admired her older sister Erica and already wanted to overcome her in the pool. “As a child I followed my sister Erica in all her swimming competitions. She has been a role model for me, not only in sport but also in life. There is also a special relationship with my coach Christian Minotti: he is my coach but also my mentor ”. Which led her to win it all in four years. After a long series of laurels at the youth level (gold in the 800 meters at the 2014 Olympics in Nanjing, gold in the 1500 and silver in the 800 at the 2015 Singapore World Cup), the Roman has quickly exploded even among the greats.
It is the blue who has won the most individual titles (6, one more than Federica Pellegrini) and the first in Europe to be confirmed twice in three races. Her palmares include a gold medal in the 1500sl and a silver in the 800m in Gwangju 2019, a bronze in the 1500sl in Budapest 2017. At the Europeans she was 400-800-1500l gold in Glasgow 2018 (first blue in history with individual triplet), gold 400-800-1500 and bronze 4×200 in Budapest 2021. In the 25-meter pool: 1 world silver, 2 European golds and a bronze. He holds the Italian record of 800 (8’14 “99) and 1500 (15’40” 89), and has a personal in the 400 sl of 4’03 “35. Record aside, from today she adds to her infinite medals an Olympic bronze in the 800s: very good.
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