Pellegrini sets new marks in Viareggio
Fabio Terrone
Federica Pellegrini has broken the 200m backstroke and 100m freestyle national records at Italia Grand Prix meeting

VIAREGGIO - Federica Pellegrini of Italy has set two national records at the Italia Grand Prix meeting on a short-course. She clocked 52.86 to win the 100 metres freestyle to add to the 200 metres backstroke mark of 2:03.75 that she set yesterday.

Pellegrini, 25, is the only Italian woman to go under the 53-second barrier in the 100 freestyle.