2019 FINA WORLD CUP #3 – SINGAPORE
- Thursday, August 15th – Saturday, August 17th
- OCBC Aquatic Centre, Singapore
- SwimSwam Preview
- Day 1 Recap
Day 2 of the Singapore stop of the 2019 FINA World Cup Series continued the ferocious speed we saw from day 1, with Aussie Holly Barratt stepping up to the plate with a big-time swim in the women’s 50m fly.
Going against her own domestic competitor and reigning Aussie National Record holder Cate Campbell, along with former World Champion in the event, Jeanette Ottesen of Denmark, 31-year-old Barratt stuck to her own gameplan to crank out a new lifetime best mark of 25.31 to take the gold at the OCBC Aquatic Centre tonight.
Barratt nabbed the 50 fly Aussie national title this year in a time of 25.91, but she’s been as fast as 25.67 when winning silver behind C1 at last year’s Commonwealth Games. As such, the Rockingham swimmer’s time tonight slashed .36 off the fastest time she’s ever been. Her performance overtakes the previous Aussie NR and Oceanic Record held by C1 at 25.47 from last year’s Commonwealth Games Trials.
C1 finished in the silver spot tonight in 25.49, the 2nd fastest time of her own career, while Ottesen was also under 26 in a time of 25.92.
From a historical perspective, Barratt’s performance tonight checks her in as the 7th fastest performer of all-time:
|2||25.07||Therese Alshammar||SWE||2009 World Champs||7/31/2009||Rome|
|3||25.11||Rikako Ikee||JPN||2018 Mare Nostrum||6/9/2018||Canet|
|5||25.24||Jeanette Ottesen||DEN||2013 World Champs||7/28/2013||Barcelona|
|6||25.28||Marleen Veldhuis||NED||2009 World Champs||7/31/2009||Rome|
|7||25.31||Holly Barratt||AUS||2019 FINA World Cup||8/16/2019||Singapore|