2019 FINA WORLD CUP #3 – SINGAPORE
- Thursday, August 15th – Saturday, August 17th
- OCBC Aquatic Centre, Singapore
- SwimSwam Preview
- Day 1 Recap/Day 2 Recap
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:
|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|
|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.