WATCH: The Best Races from the Budapest World Cup Stop

On October 11, athletes finished out their races at the second stop of the FINA World Cup circuit in Budapest, Hungary. This marks the halfway point from the circuit.

From Matt Sates’ breezy 200m IM to Emma McKeon’s record 100m freestyle, here are the best races from Budapest.

100m Free: Emma McKeon tied for World Cup Record

With a time of 50.58, McKeon tied the World Cup record held by Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom. Her lifetime best up to that point was 50.96, which she had set the week before at the Berlin World Cup stop.


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400m Free: Matt Sates Sets New World Junior Record

The South African 18-year-old is setting record after record, and Budapest was no exception. His time of 3:37.92 just barely lowered the 3:38.00 record set by Australian Thomas Neill in 2020.

50m Fly: Tom Shields’ still got it

Shields, the 30-year-old Olympian, swam the event in 21.99, getting a personal best while also beating Caeleb Dressel’s American record. This race also makes Shields the sixth-fastest performer of all time in the event.


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50m Back: Kristof Milak Claims Gold, Hungarian Record

Milak lowered the Hungarian record from 23.39 to 23.34 in the prelims. Then come finals, where he lowers the record to 23.08 and secures the event title.

100m Free: Kyle Chalmers Gets Close to Austrlaian Record

After his teammate McKeon secured a World Cup Record in the women’s race, Chalmers didn’t disappoint in the men’s race either. His time of 45.50 won him gold and came within .04 seconds of the Australian Record.


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100m IM: Maria Ugolkova Wins Gold

Ugolkova swam a time of 58.51, earning the only sub-59 in the field.


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50m Breast: Peter Stevens Out-touches Arno Kamminga

Kamminga may be a breaststroke powerhouse, but the Slovenian swimmer Stevens out-touched him by 0.03 in the 50 breast. Check out the hair-splitting race below:


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Finally, Lazlo Cseh’s Career-Topping Ceremonial Swim

In a ceremonial 100m IM, Cseh competed against a different rival in each leg of the race, including the entire Hungarian national team for the freestyle.

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2 years ago

R U certain King Kyle set an Australian record with his 45.50 SC100Free? I have a feeling Matty Abood went 45.4+ back in 2009.

Reply to  LucyLovesWater
2 years ago

Nor did McKeon break a WR.

Reply to  Troyy
2 years ago

Yes…. Supposed to say World Cup record

2 years ago

Any race videos available from the day 3 in Budapest like men’s 200m free and breastroke?