Published: 14:00, May 27, 2024 | Updated: 14:07, May 27, 2024
HK’s ‘Flying Fish’ takes 3 golds at start of Mare Nostrum swim tour
By Wang Zhan

Siobhan Haughey reacts after competing in the Women's 100m Freestyle final on Day 2 of the TYR Pro Swim Series San Antonio at Northside Swim Center on April 11, 2024 in San Antonio, Texas. (PHOTO / AFP)

HONG KONG - Hong Kong swimming superstar Siobhan Haughey again made waves by snatching three gold medals in the first leg of the 2024 Mare Nostrum Swim Tour in Canet-en-Rousillon, France over the weekend.

Haughey came in first in the women’s 100m breaststroke competition on Saturday with a time of 1 minute, 7.01 seconds, ahead of Japan’s Reona Aoki, who clocked in at 1:07.09.

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Hong Kong’s “flying fish” again ruled in the women’s 200m freestyle event with a time of 1:55.39. Lilla-Mina Abraham of Hungary came in second with 1:58.46.

Then on Sunday, Haughey clinched her third gold in the 100m freestyle race with a time of 52:55 seconds, beating Marrit Steenbergen of The Netherlands who finished with 53.55.

The Mare Nostrum Swim Tour is a nine-day, three-stop competition that brings together the best swimmers in the planet.

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Its second stage will be held in Barcelona on Wednesday and Thursday before the series moves to Monaco for the final leg. Haughey will also compete in Barcelona and Monaco.