Siobhan Haughey Walks Off With Double Gold At US Open Swimming Championship

Published 12/01/2023, 7:55 PM EST

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The US Open Swimming Championship is witnessing consecutive brilliant performances. After Kate Douglass nabbed two golds on day 2, Siobhan Haughey carried on the legacy on day 3 of the event. After having a legendary win in the 200 freestyle against the brilliant Katie Ledecky, Haughey continued her winning spree in the 100m breaststroke.

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It has been a terrific day for Haughey as she has stood atop the podium two times by clinching gold for her brilliant performance. Following her win in the 200m Freestyle, she once again left behind her counterparts in her wake to clinch another gold in the 100 breaststroke.

Double delight for Siobhan Haughey

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The American swimmer Haughey jumped into the water with her eyes set on the prize and she rushed to the finish line like a bullet in the water. She, just like in her previous performance in the 200m Freestyle, cruised to nab the title of 100m breaststroke as well. Interestingly, she grabbed this gold in 100m Breaststroke just 22 minutes after nabbing the win in 200 Freestyle. Kyle Sockwell, praising the athlete, took to his X account and posted her scores. His caption carried, “Siobhan Haughey just pulled off a ridiculous double”.

With this, he added the timings as well. Haughey grabbed the win in the 100m breaststroke by clocking a time of 1:06.05, leaving all the top-notch swimmers in the race behind. It’s not the first time Haughey has attained something this extraordinary. She also took everyone by surprise with her Asian Games 200m Freestyle victory. Her smashing performance here was one of the staunch performances of her life.

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Haughey’s groundbreaking delivery at the Asian Games

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Haughey, with her mind-blowing performance in the 200m Freestyle, etched her name in the history books at the Asian Games. She from the very start had her eyes set on the prize. She smashed the Games record of 1:56.65 which was set by Chinese swimmer Zhu Qianwei in 2010 with her win of 1:54.12.

She left the competitors Li Bingjie and Liu Yaxin who scored the timeframe of 1:56.00 and 1;56.43 respectively in the second and third place. After this win she stated, “I wanted to smash my Asian record of 1:53.92 too.. but this gold medal is massive, really”.

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Showing gratitude toward her fans, she also expressed, “The fact that I’m competing in China, with a lot of Hong Kongers supporting me is special”. Her wins are gradually getting better, and now she has her eyes on the Olympics. After the spectacular wins in the US Open Meet, her admirers are now on their toes to witness her upcoming performances.

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Nancy Singh

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Hello there! I am Nancy Singh. I am a passionate sports enthusiast and a keen spectator of all things Olympics. My writing journey has been deeply influenced by the remarkable achievements of athletes like Mikaela Shiffrin and Kaylee McKeown, whose dedication and excellence serve as a constant source of inspiration for me.
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