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Swimming: Two meet data fall at Fina Quick-course World Championships

Swimming: Two meet data fall at Fina Quick-course World Championships

ABU DHABI (XINHUA) – Two Championship data fell on the third day on the Fina short-course swimming World Championships as Siobhan Bernadette Haughey and Li Bingjie each triumphed on Saturday (Dec 18).

Haughey, who smashed the world report to win the ladies’s 200m freestyle on Thursday, introduced her good kind to the 100m freestyle on Saturday.

The 24-year-old swimmer from Hong Kong touched the wall first in 50.98 seconds, slicing 0.16 sec off the championship report set by Ranomi Kromowidjojo in Hangzhou three years in the past.

Swedish veteran Sarah Sjostrom was 0.33 sec behind Haughey in second whereas American Abbey Weitzeil took the bronze medal in 51.64 seconds.

“That is my first-ever short-course World Championships and to get two gold medals, that is superb,” stated Haughey, who grabbed two silver medals within the 100m and 200m freestyle on the Tokyo Olympic Video games this summer season. “I really feel actually good how all the pieces goes up to now.”

Lengthy-distance specialist Li Bingjie additionally made a splash by profitable the ladies’s 800m freestyle with a brand new meet report of 8:02.90. The earlier Championship report of 8:03.41 was set by Spaniard Mireia Belmonte in 2014.

“I’ve thought of profitable the occasion,” stated the 19-year-old Chinese language. “The result’s even higher than I’ve anticipated.”

Her subsequent objective is subsequent yr’s Asian Video games in Hangzhou, the place she hopes to “make (a) breakthrough there and attempt to win as many as golds”.

Within the males’s 100m butterfly, Italian Matteo Rivolta led the eight finalists in 48.87 seconds. The 30-year-old believed that profitable a gold at his age was particular.

“This was my first-ever last on the short-course World Championships, and the primary at any world (meet) since Barcelona 2013,” revealed Rivolta.

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