7 August 19:32 (BST)

SW: PELLEGRINI (ITA) - 'This is a year of relaxation'

GLASGOW - Comments from Federica PELLEGRINI (ITA) after she qualified for the 100m freestyle final at Tollcross international Swimming Centre on Tuesday.

Federica PELLEGRINI (ITA)

On qualifying for the final:

"This season for me is a year of relaxation. I arrived in Glasgow wanting to make the final so I reached my goal. Tomorrow I will try to improve my time, the podium for me is impossible.

"If Pernille (BLUME, DEN) had not made a mistake I would not be in the final.

"This season is preparation for the 2019 World Championships."

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