Hello Tokyo: Siobhan Haughey Clocks 52.92 100 Free HK Record

HONG KONG LC SWIMMING TIME TRIAL IV

  • Sunday, June 20th
  • Hong Kong Sports Institute
  • Held behind closed doors; Olympic qualifier
  • LCM (50m)
  • Results

While competing on her home turf at the Hong Long LC Swimming Time Trial IV today, 23-year-old Siobhan Haughey brought down the house with a super quick new national record in the women’s 100m free.

Stopping the clock in an impressive 52.92, the former Michigan Wolverine dipped under the 53-second threshold for the first time in her career en route to topping the podium.

Entering this meet, Haughey owned the HK national record with her lifetime best of 53.30, a time logged at the Pro Swim Seris in Des Moines in March of last year. There in the U.S. Haughey opened in 25.66 and closed in 27.64 to shave .02 off of her previous national record of 53.32.

Tonight at the HKSI, Haughey led the field in much quicker 25.34 and brought it home in 27.58 to clock this mighty 52.92.

Haughey now ranks as the 18th fastest women’s 100m freestyle performer in history, while this season she ranks 4th in the world.

2020-2021 LCM Women 100 Free

EmmaAUS
McKeon
07/30
51.96
2Siobhan
Haughey
HKG52.2707/30
3Cate
Campbell
AUS52.4304/15
4Penny
Oleksiak
CAN52.5907/30
5Sarah
Sjostrom
SWE52.6207/25
View Top 26»

Closer to home, Haughey has just become the #3 Asian 100m freestyle performer all-time, slotted only behind Japan’s Rikako Ikee (52.79) and China’s Zhang Yufei (52.90).

For additional perspective on Haughey’s performance, consider that no American female went sub-53 at the U.S. Trials taking place in Omaha this week. The top 2 finishers were represented by Abbey Weitzeil and Erika Brown who reaped times of 53.53 and 53.59, respectively, with both sitting outside the top 10 performers on the season.

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Tony McKinnon
1 year ago

Your rankings ignore the recent Australian Olympic trials where the top four went 52.92 (Meg Harris) or faster – the best being Emma McKeon in 52.19 (prelim) and Bronte Campbell who recorded 53.05 for fifth in the final.

SwimJon
1 year ago

interesting how US women are now dark horses in the olympics in free sprints. Thought they would have two real contenders and a stacked relay but … strange times

Bill Swims After His Horses
1 year ago

It’s hard to see an American medaling in this event given the many women under :53 across the world.

Honest Observer
1 year ago

She’s always been better at the 200 than 100. With that 52.9 under her belt, she’s definitely ready to get down into the 1:53’s.

Texas Tap Water
1 year ago

SwimSwam, update your world ranking.

Coach
1 year ago

She just keeps getting better. Impressive!

Rafael
1 year ago

You are Missing the times from australian trials

Old Man Chalmers
1 year ago

wow!

also haughey is tied for 5th in the world with meg harris, not standalone 4th

Last edited 1 year ago by Old Man Chalmers

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