2020 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE: MATCH 2
- Sunday, October 18: 6 PM – 8 PM Local Time (12 noon – 2 PM U.S. Eastern, 1 AM- 3 AM J+1 Japan)
- Monday, October 19: 4 PM – 6 PM Local Time (10 AM – 12 PM U.S. Eastern, 11 PM – 1 AM Japan Time)
- Duna Arena – Budapest, Hungary
- Short Course Meters (SCM) Format
- 2020 ISL Scoring Format
- 2020 ISL Prize Money and Bonuses
- How To Watch
- Full Match 2, Day 1 Results
- Match 1 & 2 Results Merged
- Teams: London Roar, DC Trident, Aqua Centurions, Iron
With the first meet of the International Swimming League’s second season out of the way, four new teams are slated to face off for Match 2. As with yesterday, it will be four returning teams from Season 1. London Roar, DC Trident, Aqua Centurions, Iron are in the pool, with London Roar being the only team to have made it to the finals last season, another team pulling off a win at this match would certainly be an upset. A Season 2 upset was proven to be possible yesterday though when Season 1 third-place finishers the Cali Condors defeated reigning league champs Energy Standard in Match 1.
Follow along for live results and analysis for ISL Season 2 Match 2 below:
Recap: Retta Race, Analysis: Ben Dorman/Braden Keith
- 1 & 2 – DC Trident
- 3 & 4 – London Roar
- 5 & 6 – Iron
- 7 & 8 – Aqua Centurions
WOMEN’S 100 FLY
With 6 rookies in the field, returner Marie Wattel of London Roar picked up the first victory of the day. Wattel took advantage of the jackpot system, taking from the last 3 finishers, scoring 15 points for the Roar.
Her teammate Harriet West took 5th place and 4 points, giving the team a total of 19 points for the event.
This is a massive start for London, with Iron, Aqua and DC only scoring 7, 6 and 5 points, respectively. London needs wins and jackpots where they can get them, as the team was left thinner than expected by the mass-scale defection of Australians from the league.
MEN’S 100 FLY
In the men’s 100 fly the Aqua Centurions answered back following London Roar’s opening victory. Szebasztian Szabo took points from DC Trident’s Giles Smith, giving him a total of 10. Szabo won the 50 fly at all 3 meets he swam last season, but that’s his first career 100 fly win.
Matteo Rivolta followed suit, finishing second with 7 points. London’s Kusch and Vekovishchev scoring a solid 7 points for the Roar.
The Aqua men, who carried the team last year, will have to do so again this year after the team in general, but especially the women, lost a lot of key pieces in the weeks leading up to the ISL. That includes captain Federica Pellegrini who tested positive for coronavirus before departing.
WOMEN’S 200 BACK
This was a massive effort from DC Trident’s Amy Bilquist, upsetting backstroke favorite Katinka Hosszu. In her first career ISL win, Bilquist jackpotted the last 2 finishers, scoring 12 points for Trident.
Kira Toussaint came in second for the Roar and Iron’s Daria Zavina scored 6 points for third.
Kathleen Dawson added to Toussaint’s Roar points, giving the team a total of 12. Hosszu managed to score Iron 4 points, swimming 2:06.86.