Daiya Seto Blasts World’s Quickest 400 IM of 2019 at Sette Colli in Rome; Sits Eighth All-Time

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Photo Courtesy: SIPA USA

Japan’s Daiya Seto put the world on notice on Saturday at the 2019 Sette Colli Trophy in Rome with a 4:07.95 in the 400 IM. Seto was able to put up the world’s fastest time in the event as he previously held the quickest time at 4:09.25 from January. He was just off the meet record of 4:07.47 by David Verraszto from 2017. Seto also lowered his own personal best of 4:07.99 from the same Sette Colli meet in 2017 when Verraszto went that meet record.

He is now well in front of Max Litchfield (4:10.94) in the world rankings and is looking to win the World title back this summer that he lost from American Chase Kalisz in 2017. Seto was the World Champion in 2013 and 2015.

Verraszto finished in second place tonight in Rome with a 4:11.90. He was able to lower his season best of 4:12.65 from March as he sits third in the world for 2019. Third place went to Joan Pons Ramon of Spain at 4:17.61.

Results:

  1. Daiya Seto, JPN, 4:07.95
  2. David Verraszto, HUN, 4:11.90
  3. Joan Pons Ramon, ESP, 4:17.61
  4. Lorenzo Tarocchi, ITA, 4:20.86
  5. Peter Bernek, HUN, 4:21.48
  6. Mattia Bondavalli, ITA, 4:22.05
  7. Jacob Greenow, GBR, 4:22.12
  8. Antoine Marc, FRA, 4:23.09

2019 World Rankings:

  1. Daiya Seto, JPN, 4:07.95
  2. Max Litchfield, GBR, 4:10.94
  3. David Verraszto, HUN, 4:11.90
  4. Peter Bernek, HUN, 4:12.80
  5. Jeremy Desplanches, SUI, 4:12.86
  6. Chase Kalisz, USA, 4:13.45
  7. Yuuki Ikari, JPN, 4:13.54
  8. Brandonn Almeida, BRA, 4:13.69

All-Time Rankings:

  1. Michael Phelps, USA, 4:03.84 (2008)
  2. Ryan Lochte, USA, 4:05.18 (2012)
  3. Chase Kalisz, USA, 4:05.90 (2017)
  4. Kosuke Hagino, JPN, 4:06.05 (2016)
  5. Laszlo Cseh, HUN, 4:06.16 (2008)
  6. Tyler Clary, USA, 4:06.96 (2009)
  7. David Verraszto, HUN, 4:07.47 (2017)
  8. Daiya Seto, JPN, 4:07.95 (2019)