Siobhan Haughey Hits 1:56.47 200 Free In Hong Kong Comeback Meet
2022 HONG KONG OPEN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- From Friday August 19 to Sunday August 21
- Victoria Park Pool, Hong Kong
- MCL (50m)
- Results pending
The 2022 Hong Kong Open Swimming Championships kicked off this weekend, with the national record holder Siobhan Haughey back in the water.
The 24-year-old former University of Michigan Wolverine is back in competition after pulling out of this year’s World Championships to recover from an ankle injury suffered last May. In Budapest, Haughey was the top seed in the 100m and 200m freestyle, the events in which she won silver at the 2020 Olympics.
Here at home, Haughey has already clocked a fast 1:56.47 in the 200m freestyle to climb to the top step of the podium. Opening in 56.75 and closing in 59.72, Haughey’s performance was a strong swim, representing the peloton’s only result to break below the 2:00 mark.
Additionally, Haughey’s mark easily clears the minimum qualifying time of 1:58.66 just published and set by FINA for the 2023 World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan. She had already qualified for this year’s World Short Course Championships thanks to her performances in Tokyo.
For perspective, his 1:56.47 here would have placed 4th in the 2022 World Championships final in Budapest. Haughey holds the Hong Kong national standard in 1:53.92 en route to finishing second in Tokyo.
Haughey is set to compete in the 400m freestyle event here in Hong Kong, with that event taking place tomorrow, Sunday August 21.