Watch Holly Barratt Bust Out New Aussie Record In 50 Fly – 25.31

2019 FINA WORLD CUP #3 – SINGAPORE

The women’s 50m fly final took place last night in Singapore, as Aussies Holly Barratt and Cate Campbell took on former World Champion in the event, Jeanette Ottesen of Denmark, on day 2 of the FINA World Cup Series.

Barratt cranked out a lifetime best of 25.31 to take the gold at the OCBC Aquatic Centre en route to notching a new Australian Record. Her time overtook the previous mark of 25.47 held by C1 since last year. C1 was only .02 off of that stellar outing, hitting the wall in 25.49 for silver behind her Dolphins teammate.

Ottesen collected bronze in a time of 25.92 as the only other swimmer under 26 seconds in the race.

31-year-old Barratt’s previous PB sat at the 25.67 she clocked while taking silver at the 2018 Commonwealth Games behind C1.

From a historical perspective, Barratt’s performance checks her in as the 7th fastest performer of all-time:

1 24.43 SARAH SJOSTROM SWE 7/5/2014 BORAS
2 25.07 Therese Alshammar SWE 2009 World Champs 7/31/2009 Rome
3 25.11 Rikako Ikee JPN 2018 Mare Nostrum 6/9/2018 Canet
4 25.20 Fran Halsall GBR 7/24/2014 Glasgow
5 25.24 Jeanette Ottesen DEN 2013 World Champs 7/28/2013 Barcelona
6 25.28 Marleen Veldhuis NED 2009 World Champs 7/31/2009 Rome
7 25.31 Holly Barratt AUS  2019 FINA World Cup 8/16/2019 Singapore

You can read more about Barratt’s monumental performance here.

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Austinpoolboy

Smoking fast!!

swimfast

smoking hot!!

ERVINFORTHEWIN

Didn’t know Cate had such a solid fly stroke ……..wow , impressed

Heyitsme

She’d die in the 100

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