At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Federica Pellegrini qualified for the final of the 200 freestyle with the seventh fastest time. For the Italian it is the fifth Olympic final in the same test: a goal that has never been reached by any swimmer until now. "It was not the minimum goal, this was my real goal for this Olympics", he said in tears, to the microphones of Rai "It was - he added - a difficult goal because the level has risen a lot.
I thank my wonderful staff that has followed me in these two years. This was certainly - he repeated several times - the goal of this Olympics ". "I'm very happy - he added -. It's all very nice. And now just fun for my last 200 style".