World Cup Budapest, Day 2 Finals: Siobhan Haughey Goes 1:54.08 For 200 Free Meet Record

Siobhan Haughey of Hong Kong competes in the Women's Freestyle 200m Heats during the 20th World Aquatics Championships at the Marine Messe Hall A in Fukuoka (Japan), July 25th, 2023.
Siobhan Haughey: Photo Courtesy: Andrea Masini / Deepbluemedia / Insidefoto

World Cup Budapest, Day 2 Finals: Siobhan Haughey Goes 1:54.08 For 200 Free Meet Record

Siobhan Haughey cut almost a second from her 200 free meet record as she sped to 1:54.08 at the World Aquatics Swimming World Cup in Budapest.

With victory the Olympic silver medallist completed the 200 free triple crown after victories at the Berlin and Athens legs and lowered the World Cup mark of 1:55.03 set in the Greek capital last weekend.

Kaylee McKeown set her second world record in as many days when she lowered her 100 back mark to 57.33: read more here.

Matt Sates won the 200IM and 200 fly to make it a double triple crown with two cheques of USD 10,000 to boot.

Here’s how day two finals unfolded:

Women’s 400m Individual Medley Fastest Heat

Boglarka Kapas got the evening off to a rousing start for the Duna Arena crowd with victory in the long medley.

It was a close-run thing though with the Hungarian leading Anja Crevar by 0.13 at the final turn before she pulled away to touch in 4:43.14.

Crevar of Serbia took second in 4:43.83 with Vivien Jackl securing a Hungary 1-3 in 4:45.95.

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Men’s 1500m Freestyle Fastest Heat

David Betlehem led home a Hungarian clean sweep in 14:58.04 ahead of Zalan Sarkany (15:04.88) and Kristof Rasovszky (15:08.00).

Two races so far and five Hungarian medals.

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Men’s 50m Backstroke

Michael Andrew completed the triple crown with victory in 24.64 ahead of Isaac Cooper (24.82) and world junior champion Miroslav Knedla (24.85).


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Women’s 200m Freestyle

Haughey led from start to finish to complete the triple crown and lower her own World Cup mark in the process a day after 50 free silver in a Hong Kong record.

Splits: 26.51/55.50 (28.99)/1:24.63 (29.13)/1:54.08 (29.45)

Barbora Seemanova came from third at the 150 to come home in a 29.41 final 50 – the fastest split in the field – for second in 1:55.79.

Erika Fairweather continued her fine World Cup tour by adding bronze in 1:56.08 to her 400 free treble.

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Men’s 200m Individual Medley

Matt Sates claimed the first part of his triple crown quest in 1:57.72 with the 200 fly to come.

Kieran Smith (1:58.98) and Danys Rapsys (1:59.38) completed the top three.

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Men’s 50m Breaststroke

Qin Haiyang has swept all before him this year and he added the 50 triple crown to the 100 he claimed on Friday with a further USD 10,000 to boot.

The Chinese touched in 26.30 – 0.01 outside the World Cup record of 26.29 he set in Berlin – with world record-holder Adam Peaty breathing down his neck in 26.79.

Nic Fink was third in 26.89.

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Women’s 50m Butterfly

Sarah Sjostrom completed the triple crown but it was a close-fought thing with the Swede touching out Zhang Yufei by 0.02 in 25.21 to 25.23.

Sara Junevik made it a Sweden 1-3 in 26.01.

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Men’s 100m Freestyle

Thomas Ceccon came from 0.10 down at the turn to past Dylan Carter with a 25.21 second 50 for victory and the triple crown in 48.41.

Carter was second in 48.52 with Alessandro Miressi coming from fifth at the 50 to take third in 48.62 and make it two Italians on the podium.

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Women’s 100m Breaststroke

Benedetta Pilato set a World Cup record of 1:05.75 in the prelims, swifter than that in which she won the world and European titles in 2022.

The Italian returned to take the victory in 1:05.83 with Tes Schouten coming from fourth at halfway to second in 1:06.29.

Mona McSharry was third in 1:06.32 with Olympic champion Lydia Jacoby seventh in 1:07.57.

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Men’s 200m Butterfly

Sates returned to the pool 39 minutes after his 200IM victory to move into top spot at the 150, 0.05 ahead of Trenton Julian.

A final 50 of 29.84 – the only sub-30 split in the field – guided the South African home in 1:55.25 with Richard Marton of Hungary second in 1:56.21.

Julian was third in 1:56.74.

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