Siobhan-Marie O’Connor Tops Hosszu in 200 IM Semi-Finals

Photo Courtesy: Chandler Brandes

Great Britain’s Siobhan-Marie O’Connor was the only swimmer to crack 2:10 in the women’s 200 IM semi-finals. Her time of 2:09.80 matches her own season-best time, which ranks fifth in the world this year.

O’Connor, the Olympic silver medalist, set up a showdown with the woman who defeated her two years ago in Rio, Katinka Hosszu. The Hungarian, still looking for her first medal of the week, touched in 2:10.49. Hosszu currently ranks seventh in the world at 2:10.07.

Italy’s Ilaria Cusinato qualified third in 2:10.77, good for No. 9 in the world rankings. Switzerland’s Matia Ugolkova (2:11.41) was fourth, followed by Turkey’s Viktoria Zeynep Gunes (2:12.73), Hungary’s Zsuzsanna Jakobos (2:12.96), Great Britain’s Aimee Willmott (2:13.09) and France’s Fantine Lasaffre (2:13.13).


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