Despite running into travel difficulties that almost sidelined the entire Hong Kong squad, Stephanie Au clinched a new National Record in the 100m back.
In the World Cup cat and mouse game between Emily Seebohm of Australia and Katinka Hosszu of Hungary in the women’s back, Seebohm now owns a 2-1 record.
The 3rd stop of the 1st cluster of the 2019 FINA World Cup Series was red-hot with monster performances by the likes of Vlad Morozov and Andrew Wilson.
Wang Hsing Hao of Taiwan won the bronze medal in the 2IM at this year’s World University Games, but upgraded to an Olympic A cut at the Hong Kong Open.
Watch Felipe Lima’s meet record of 26.79 in the 50 breast, as well as the other quarterfinal races from the Speed Tournament at Mare Nostrum – Monaco.
Yuliya Efimova will compete in both the women’s 50 and 200 breast finals on the final night of action at the Mare Nostrum stop in Monaco.
Hungarian Katinka Hosszu swam three events during the second prelim session in Monaco, advancing to the final in the 100 back, 200 fly and 200 IM.
(Above: Haughey) Hong Kong swimmers have now broken at least 10 senior National Records this season, including 2 more at the Mare Nostrum Series on Saturday.
Stephanie Au lowered her Hong Kong National Record in the women’s 50 back on day 1 in Monaco, clocking a time of 27.98.
Follow along for live updates of the 2019 Mare Nostrum Tour stop in Monaco. Michael Andrew will be in action in the 100 back.
There was a solemn tone cast over the two-day Festival of Sport Time Trials in Hong Kong, but swimmers fought on.
Hong Kong’s Stephanie Au makes the third swimmer to be given their country’s flag bearing honor, joining previously announced bearers Federica Pellegrini of Italy and Oussama Mellouli from Tunisia.
The seven member team will be led by University of Michigan’s Freshman of the Year Siobhan Haughey…
Cameron McEvoy and James Magnussen will both compete in the 50 freestyle on the final day of the Japan Open.
Cate Campbell tied her world leading 52.38 in the 100 freestyle on day 2 of the Japan Open.