On October 11, athletes finished out their races at the second stop of the FINA World Cup circuit in Budapest, Hungary. This marks the halfway point from the circuit.
100m Free: Emma McKeon tied for World Record
400m Free: Matt Sates Sets New World Junior Record
50m Fly: Tom Shields’ still got it
Shields, the 30-year-old Olympian, swam the event in 21.99, getting a personal best while also beating Caeleb Dressel’s American record. This race also makes Shields the sixth-fastest performer of all time in the event.
50m Back: Kristof Milak Claims Gold, Hungarian Record
Milak lowered the Hungarian record from 23.39 to 23.34 in the prelims. Then come finals, where he lowers the record to 23.08 and secures the event title.
100m Free: Kyle Chalmers Gets Australian Record
His teammate McKeon may have secured a World Record in the women’s race, but Chalmers didn’t disappoint. His time of 45.50 won him gold and the Australian record.
100m IM: Maria Ugolkova Wins Gold
Ugolkova swam a time of 58.51, earning the only sub-59 in the field.
50m Breast: Peter Stevens Out-touches Arno Kamminga
Kamminga may be a breaststroke powerhouse, but the Slovenian swimmer Stevens out-touched him by 0.03 in the 50 breast. Check out the hair-splitting race below:
Finally, Lazlo Cseh’s Career-Topping Ceremonial Swim
In a ceremonial 100m IM, Cseh competed against a different rival in each leg of the race, including the entire Hungarian national team for the freestyle.
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