2020 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE – FINAL
- Saturday, November 21: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CET (8 AM – 10 AM U.S. Eastern, 10 PM – 12 AM Japan)
- Sunday, November 22: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM CET (12 PM-2 PM U.S. Eastern, 2 AM-4 AM Monday J+1 Japan)
- Duna Arena – Budapest, Hungary
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- Teams: Energy Standard / Cali Condors / London Roar / LA Current
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London Roar captain Sydney Pickrem became the third-fastest swimmer in the history of the women’s 200 individual medley (SCM) during Day 1 of the ISL Grand Final, winning the event by over two seconds in a time of 2:04.00.
The swim earns Pickrem a new Canadian and Commonwealth Record, lowering her previous mark of 2:04.34 set almost a year ago to the day during the ISL’s European Derby last season.
The 23-year-old had narrowly missed lowering the record a week ago during the semi-finals, where she clocked 2:04.40.
|Pickrem, 2019||Pickrem, 2020|
|31.65 (59.64)||31.44 (58.98)|
|35.43 (1:35.07)||35.35 (1:34.33)|
|29.27 (2:04.34)||29.67 (2:04.00)|
Pickrem’s swim marks the fourth major record to fall in the event inside the ISL bubble. Cali Condor Melanie Margalis reset the American Record in 2:04.06 back in Match 1, New York Breaker Abbie Wood lowered the British Record during Match 6 in 2:04.77, and then Tokyo Frog King Yui Ohashi set a new Asian Record in 2:03.93 during the semi-finals.
All-Time Performers, Women’s 200 IM (SCM)
|1||Katinka Hosszu (HUN)||2:01.86||2014|
|2||Yui Ohashi (JPN)||2:03.93||2020|
|3||Sydney Pickrem (CAN)||2:04.00||2020|
|4||Melanie Margalis (USA)||2:04.06||2020|
|T-5||Evelyn Verraszto (HUN)||2:04.64||2009|
|T-5||Ye Shiwen (CHN)||2:04.64||2012|
|T-5||Kayla Sanchez (CAN)||2:04.64||2018|
This left a wide open field for Pickrem in the final, where she picked up an easy win by 2.3 seconds.
A graduate of Texas A&M University, this swim marked Pickrem’s third Canadian Record during the ISL season, having taken out the 400 IM mark twice, including a massive 4:23.68 in the semi-finals which took more than two seconds off the old record.