Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey Re-Breaks Owns 100 Free Asian Records in Semis


Siobhan Haughey of Hong Kong lopped another three-tenths of a second off of her own Asian Record during the semifinals of the women’s 100 free today. Haughey, who broke Ikee Rikako’s mark of 52.78 with a 52.70 in prelims, stormed to a 52.40 in semis.

With that time, Haughey won the first semi-final, and finished 2nd overall heading into finals, behind only Emma McKeon of Australia, who swam a 52.32 to win the second heat. Here’s a quick look at Haughey’s splits in prelims and semis.

Prelims Semi-Final
50 split 25.43 25.10
100 split 27.27 27.30
Final 52.70 52.40

Haughey’s improvement today came on the front half; she went out 0.33s faster in the semi-final than she did in prelims, then came home just 0.03s slower than in prelims, resulting in an overall improvement of 0.30s.

Haughey, who swam for the University of Michigan collegiately, will be competing for her second freestyle medal of the meet. Yesterday, she earned silver in the women’s 200 free, earning the country of Hong Kong its first-ever Olympic swimming medal.

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1 month ago

How do you pronounce her last name correctly?

Reply to  Billy
1 month ago

Here’s a news report from HK


Siobhan’s great uncle Charles was the Irish prime minister in the 1980s.

It can be pronounced differently elsewhere and I know Natalie Coughlin and ex NFL coach Tom Coughlin pronounced it differently. Tom was a “Coff” and Natalie pronounced the first syllable as “Cog” which is how I would pronounce it

(I’m from N.Ireland).