In a stunning victory, Hong Kong swimmer Siobhan Haughey triumphed at the U.S. Open Swimming Championships, securing two gold medals in one day. She showcased an exceptional performance in the women's 200m freestyle where she not only broke the meet record but also defeated American swimming star Katie Ledecky.
Haughey didn't stop there; she went on to win the 100m breaststroke, setting a new Hong Kong record and attaining the Olympic A standard.
Altitude Training and Steady Rise
After a rigorous high-altitude training camp in Arizona, Haughey's performance at the North Carolina event marked a continuation of her streak of excellent results. She had previously secured a bronze in the 400m freestyle and achieved a fifth-place finish in the 50m freestyle. Her time in the 100m breaststroke shattered a seven-year-old Hong Kong record previously held by Jiang Minyi, securing her fifth individual Olympic entry ticket.
Towards the Third Gold
Haughey is set to compete in the 100m freestyle on the final day of the championships, aiming for her third gold medal. This win against Katie Ledecky is another legendary win for her. The eyes of her admirers are now on her performance at the upcoming Paris Olympics.
Other Sports News
Meanwhile, in other sports news, Hong Kong tennis rising star Coleman Wong was defeated by American Michael Mmoh in the semifinals of the ATP Challenger in Yokkaichi, Japan. Despite the loss, Wong's performance is anticipated to improve his world ranking. On the soccer front, Hong Kong's women's team bounced back from an earlier defeat to North Korea by beating the Northern Mariana Islands 6-1 in the EAFF E-1 Football Championship preliminaries. Veteran player Chan Wing Sze scored a goal at the age of 40, becoming the oldest goal-scorer for Hong Kong in recent international competitions. Lastly, the TTI Milwaukee Hong Kong Squash Open is set to feature semifinals and finals at the West Kowloon Cultural District, accompanied by an exhibition and carnival to promote the sport of squash.