2019 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE: BUDAPEST
- Group B, Match 2
- Saturday, October 26 – Saturday, October 27, 2019
- 6:00-8:00 PM Local Time – UTC+2 (12:00-2:00 PM, U.S. Eastern Time)
- Duna Arena, Budapest, Hungary
- Short Course Meters (SCM) format
- ESPN3 Live Stream Links:
- Group B: Iron, LA Current, London Roar, New York Breakers
- Start Lists (pre-meet)
Day 1 Lane Assignments:
- Lanes 1 & 2 – London Roar
- Lanes 3 & 4 – Iron
- Lanes 5 & 6 – New York Breakers
- Lanes 7 & 8 – LA Current
PDF RESULTS (DAY 1)
Australian backstroker star Minna Atherton, representing the London Roar ISL team in Budapest this weekend, broke both the SCM 200 back and 50 back Australian National Records today. Atherton clocked a 1:59.48 to win the 200 backstroke today, breaking 2:00 for the first time, and narrowly undercutting Emily Seebohm‘s Australian and Oceania Records, which stood at 1:59.49 from the 2015 Australian SC Championships. Atherton swam a consistent race, going out in 27.68, then splitting 30.82, 30.80, and 30.18 respectively.
That time stands as the 3rd fastest performance of all-time, and makes Atherton the 3rd fastest performer of all-time. She is now one of only 4 swimmers to have broken the 2:00 mark in the event.
Here is the current all-time top 5 performers in the SCM 200 backstroke:
In the 50 back later in the meet, Atherton clocked a 25.81 to win, again narrowly besting Emily Seebohm‘s Australian and Oceanic Records. Seebohm held the records at 25.83 from the 2014 SCM World Championships. With that race, Atherton again becomes the 3rd fastest performer all-time, and the time makes her swim the 3rd fastest performance of all-time.
Here is the current list of top 5 all-time 50 back performers: