Siobhan Haughey Breaks Asian Records; 52.70 in Prelims of 100 Free


Siobhan Haughey of Hong Kong broke the Asian Record in the 100 free during Day 5 Prelims at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. She touched second to Australia’s Emma McKeon in a time of 52.70 during the 6th of 7 heats. Haughey crushed the previous record of 52.79, which was set by Ikee Rikako at the 2018 Kosuke Kitajima Cup.

  Ikee Rikako (2018) Siobhan Haughey
50 split 25.84 25.43
100 split 26.95 27.27
Final 52.79 52.70

Haughey will have two more opportunities to break her record again. Her prelims time placed her second overall going into the semi-finals. She moved from 7th in the world this year to 4th. She now sits in the rankings behind McKeon, Cate Campbell, and Sarah Sjostrom, all of whom have qualified for the semis. They will face off for a spot in the top 8, along with defending champion Penny Oleksiak.

During Day 4 Finals, Haughey picked up the silver medal in the women’s 200 free, touching second behind Ariarne Titmus of Australia. This was Hong Kong’s first-ever Olympic swimming medal. The 100 free will be her second attempt to pick up an individual medal for her country at the 2020 Olympics.

  1. Emma McKeon (AUS), 52.13
  2. Siobhan Haughey (HKG), 52.70
  3. Anna Hopkin (GBR), 52.75
  4. Cate Campbell (AUS), 52.80
  5. Sarah Sjostrom (SWE), 52.91
  6. Penny Oleksiak (CAN0, 52.95
  7. Pernille Blume (DEN), 52.96
  8. Yang Junxuan (CHN), 53.02
  9. Femke Heemskerk (NED), 53.10
  10. Kayla Sanchez (CAN), 53.12
  11. Abbey Weitzeil (USA), 53.21
  12. Michelle Coleman (SWE), 53.53
  13. Signe Bro (DEN), 53.54
  14. Freya Anderson (GBR), 53.61
  15. Charlotte Bonnet (FRA), 53.67
  16. Marie Wattel (FRA) / Ranomi Kromowidjojo (NED), 53.71*

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Coach Chackett
1 month ago

Sweet prelims swim. How much faster will the Aussies go?