Federica Pellegrini’s farewell to swimming

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“It was all very beautiful, you couldn’t see it but even while I was swimming I had a smile”: Federica Pellegrini spoke at the end of the 200 style final at Tokyo 2020 Olympics, in which she placed seventh. «I’m happy, it was the final that I felt more than all the others. It has been a nice trip. Yes, the world record is still mine but I think it will be close. Twenty years of swimming that come to an end », Divina’s words to Eurosport. It’s still. «I am very happy with the decision taken in these days definitively, I think it is the right time and also the right way because there is nothing more important than an Olympic final. Now I am at peace ».

«I never thought of asking too much of my body, honestly I have always accepted the changes that my life has put in front of me, looking for an immediate reaction. I knew that the postponement of the Games would change the cards a bit but it was like that for everyone and not just me. I am very happy », she added. And now swimming? “Somehow I will hold on to this sport.”