Hali Flickinger on 2:06.4 200 Fly: “I’ve never been 2:07 in-season” (Video)

FINA CHAMPIONS SWIM SERIES 2019 #3 – INDIANAPOLIS

Reported by Nick Pecoraro.

WOMEN’S 200 FLY

  1. Hali Flickinger, USA, 2:06.40
  2. Katinka Hosszu, HUN, 2:07.87
  3. Kelsi Dahlia, USA, 2:10.25
  4. Leah Smith, USA, 2:14.04

With one of the most anticipated races of the evening, Hali Flickinger and Katinka Hosszu went at in the first 100 of the race. Kelsi Dahlia used her sprint speed to keep up with the duo but faltered in the remaining half of the race. In the final 50, Flickinger was a body length ahead of the Iron Lady and could not be stopped.

Flickinger finished with a 2:06.40, now the fastest time in the world. Flickinger’s time also was faster than Hosszu’s Budapest time of 2:06.62.

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John26
1 year ago

Remember when we used to get multiple 2:04s in the same race?

JimSwim22
Reply to  John26
1 year ago

Not in my memory outside of Championship meets.

Tris1
Reply to  John26
1 year ago

Because of that insane world record 2:04 doesnt look that impresive, but no woman has been Inside 2:04 without the magical suits

carlo
Reply to  Tris1
1 year ago

It,s the same with Ledecky,s 8;04 800 free.

Suddenly an 8:15 doesnt look impressive.

Hell, even an 8:10 doesn’t look impressive.

Troy
Reply to  John26
1 year ago

I know one thing for sure is she is basically a lock for the Americans in the event for Olympics

WV Swimmer
1 year ago

2:04 in Gwangju

Nusrat
Reply to  WV Swimmer
1 year ago

Tokyo Olympic hopefully..

cody miller's camera
1 year ago

who else thinks Hali is the real deal going into Tokyo ? She does it all

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