Under the moved eyes of father Roberto and mother Cinzia, Federica Pellegrini has covered her last 200 meters in her career. The race that made her eternal, Divina, ends with a success at the Winter Absolutes in Riccione with a time of 1 ’54’ ’95 ahead of Rachele Ceracchi. After the “last” official, the blue returned to the pool with all the strongest opponents faced in his career (including Camelia Potec, Sarah Sjostrom, Femke Heemskerk, Sara Isakovic, Evelyn Verraszto) and wanted to pay homage to Camille Muffat, who died in 2015 in an accident, leaving a headset in front of the last lane. Faith has won it all: 58 international medals with at least one gold in all events. Leave as a record holder and world champion in charge of the 200sl. A top retreat in front of the president of Coni, Giovanni Malagò (who threw himself into the pool with her) and Alberto Tomba.
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The words of Federica Pellegrini
“I reached the limit, before I jumped into the water I was on the verge of a nervous breakdown. At the presentation I had to let the tears return. For me it was very important to end up like this, to have my family close, but the surprises are not over.”
“Faith is still going strong. Every champion’s dream is to still finish at the highest level and she is doing that. What is she leaving? She will never stop leaving.”
“This final catwalk was supposed to take place in Eindhoven, because Covid didn’t succeed, but Federica is delighted to have her last race here in Riccione. Many friends and sports legends have joined. Feelings? There are two different ones: the first is the gratitude of the sports manager. And then there is the emotional, human component. But it is not a sad moment. The added value he has given to swimming is Federica’s greatest legacy “.
The words of Simona Quadarella
“Federica is an idol for everyone. She is unique. It will be exciting to see her last match. Growing up with her example was incredible. It will certainly be different not having her in the national team anymore. She will do well even out of the pool.”
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