With that, she took .02 off the former World Record of 58.12 set by Great Britain’s Gemma Spofforth at the 2009 World Championships.
American Lilly King, the reigning 100m breaststroke Olympic champion, will face rival Yuliya Efimova of Russia in what may be the race of the night.
Several World Record holders will compete in their respective events tonight, including Great Britain’s Adam Peaty in his signature 100 breast.
Taylor Ruck will be in Toronto for the inaugural RBC Canadian Junior Championships.
Watch as Russia’s Yuliya Efimova swims the second-fastest 100m breast in history with a 1:04.36 in the first semi-final on Monday evening in Budapest.
Canadian Sydney Pickrem mysteriously got out of the water after 50m of butterfly in the women’s 200 IM final.
Just off the World Record, Sweden’s Sarah Sjöström broke the Championship Record with her winning 55.53 in the final of the women’s 100 fly in Budapest.
Watch Katinka Hosszu dominate in the final of the women’s 200 IM in front of the enthusiastic crowd of the Danube Arena in Budapest on Monday night.
Watch as Adam Peaty wins the men’s 100 breast final in Budapest, crushing the Championship Record with the second-fastest time in history.
Watch (a selection of) the race videos of the first two days in Budapest, formatted for the UK market.
The rivalry between Lilly King and Yuliya Efimova is set to reach it’s climax tomorrow in the women’s 100 breast final.
Watch the races from Day Two at FINA World Championships in Budapest. Available to Canadian audiences from Radio-Canada Sports on Twitter.
Watch the races from Day One at FINA World Championships in Budapest. Available to Canadian audiences from Radio-Canada Sports on Twitter.
Watch the American men win the gold medal in the 4×100 meter freestyle on Sunday night, holding off a very fast-charging Brazilian quartet.
Kylie Masse tied the 2nd fastest swim in history in the women’s 100 back, clocking 58.18.