24th September 2023 – (Hangzhou) Hong Kong’s swimming sensation, Siobhan Haughey, known as the “Flying Fish,” showcased her exceptional talent once again at the Hangzhou Asian Games. Tonight, in the highly anticipated women’s 50m breaststroke final, Haughey delivered an outstanding performance, clocking in at an impressive 30.36 seconds to secure a well-deserved bronze medal. This remarkable achievement not only marks Hong Kong team’s first medal at this year’s Games but also serves as redemption for Haughey, who missed out on the previous Asian Games due to injury.
The 25-year-old Haughey had already displayed her remarkable form during the morning’s preliminary rounds, breaking the Hong Kong record with a time of 30.46 seconds, ensuring her qualification for the final. In the final race, Haughey, positioned in lane five, stood shoulder to shoulder with Asia’s record holder and Chinese standout Tang Qianting. In a stunning display of skill and determination, Haughey touched the wall in 30.36 seconds, breaking the Hong Kong record for the second time within a day and claiming the bronze medal. A radiant smile adorned Haughey’s face as she completed the race. The gold medal went to Tang Qianting, who finished with a time of 29.96 seconds, while Japan’s Satomi Suzuki secured the silver medal with a time of 30.14 seconds.