Siobhan Haughey swam a career-best 50 free and the world’s #3 200 free of the season at the Hong Kong Festival of Sport Time Trial.
The meet took place on April 18 in Hong Kong. Haughey swam a trio of freestyle events in the long course meters meet, including the fastest 50 meter free of her career.
Haughey went 24.83 in the 50 free. That shaves .02 off her career-best, set back in 2019. Haughey was already the national record-holder there, and lowers her own Hong Kong mark.
The 23-year-old Haughey also won the 200 free, going 1:54.89. That’s only about four tenths of a second off her own national record. The time ranks #3 worldwide this season, behind only Katie Ledecky‘s 1:54.40 and Yang Junxuan‘s 1:54.70.
Haughey also won the 100 free in 53.65 – only about three tenths of a second off her best time and national record.
The Hong Kong Festival of Sport had a fairly small swimming field, with only a handful of athletes per event. Ming Ho Cheuk went 3:50.53 to win the 400 free. That took two and a half seconds off his own national record. He won the 200 free in another national mark: 1:47.97.
The meet also featured Ian Ho, the national record-holder in the men’s 50 free. He won the 50 free in 22.48, about three-tenths off the Hong Kong national mark he set in the summer of 2019.