Kelsi Dahlia Blasts SCM American Record in 100 Fly; Moves to Second All-Time

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American Kelsi Dahlia scored an upset victory over world record holder Sarah Sjostrom in the 100 fly on the last session of the Budapest World Cup with a 54.84. Dahlia broke the World Cup record that Sjostrom set last week in Eindhoven at 54.91. Sjostrom was second here in Budapest at 54.96.

Dahlia is now the second swimmer ever to break 55 seconds in the 100 fly SCM and broke her American Record of 55.21 from last week in Eindhoven. Dahlia moved up from fifth to second all-time in that event.

China’s Zhang Yufei (56.27) finished in third in the race.

All-time Rankings:

  1. Sarah Sjostrom, SWE, 54.61 (2014)
  2. Kelsi Dahlia, USA, 54.96 (2018)
  3. Diane Bui Duyet, FRA, 55.05 (2009)
  4. Jeanette Ottesen, DEN, 55.10 (2015)
  5. Katinka Hosszu, HUN, 55.12 (2016)
  6. Lu Ying, CHN, 55.25 (2014)
  7. Alicia Coutts, AUS, 55.30 (2013)
  8. Felicity Galvez, AUS, 55.43 (2010)

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