BUDAPEST, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) — Australia’s Kaylee McKeown set a brand new world file in ladies’s 100m backstroke in 57.33 seconds, 24 hours after breaking a world file in 50m backstroke, on the second day of the swimming World Cup in Budapest on Saturday.
She beat her personal world mark of 57.45 set on the Australian Trials forward of Tokyo Olympics in 2021.
McKeown, 22, expressed her astonishment, saying, “To be honest, I wasn’t expecting this at all tonight. I had a feeling I got close but never thought I’d go under in a million years.”
China’s Qin Haiyang narrowly missed breaking his personal World Cup file within the males’s 50m breaststroke. He secured his gold medal with a time of 26.30 seconds.
“I originally wanted to refresh the World Cup record today. It was so close. But I missed it by a little bit. It’s a bit of a pity, but it’s not important,” he informed Xinhua, after the race.
In the earlier males’s 50m breaststroke last of the World Cup in Berlin, Qin set a brand new World Cup file with a time of 26.29 seconds.
In the boys’s 200m butterfly, South Africa’s Matthew Sates emerged victorious with a time of 1:55.25. Sates, 20, made a dominant transfer throughout the third size, securing his second win of the night in Budapest.
He already gained within the males’s 200m medley with a time of 1:57.72 earlier.
In the ladies’s 200m freestyle, Siobhan Bernadette Haughey from Hong Kong, China set a World Cup file with a shocking time of 1:54.08.
Sarah Sjoestroem of Sweden captured gold within the Women’s 50m Butterfly, beating China’s Zhang Yufei by a hair, 0.02 seconds.
Hungarian pleasure soared when Boglarka Kapas claimed the ladies’s 400m medley title with a time of 4:43.14, whereas within the males’s 1500m freestyle, David Betlehem secured first place for host Hungary with a time of 14:58.04.
Other winners within the second day included Michael Andrew from the USA, who gained the boys’s 50m backstroke with 24.64 seconds. Italy’s Thomas Ceccon emerged because the champion with a time of 48.41 seconds within the males’s 100m freestyle. Meanwhile, Benedetta Pilato of Italy secured the highest place within the ladies’s 100m breaststroke in 1:05.83.
Australia was on prime of the medal desk, adopted by China in second and Hungary in third place on the finish of the second day of the Swimming World Cup in Budapest. In the person rankings, McKeown continues to steer whereas Qin stands in second.